These sweet and juicy little fish are a prized speciality of Andalusia, Spain, and are caught and processed today just as they were centuries ago. Cooked on the day they are caught, the Atlantic chub mackerel are one of the world’s most sustainable fish, absolutely delicious to eat and a responsible environmental choice. Fished in the clean waters off Portugal and Spain (in FAO Areas 27 and 34), they are caught in small nets by fishermen in small boats. The fillets, then preserved in certified organic olive oil, are gently cooked and filleted by the all-female processors as is the tradition in these parts. Wonderful to eat on toast or as part of robust salads, paired with ancient grains or hearty pasta dishes, these mackerel are the ultimate convenience food, perfect to pull out of the pantry for a quick meal, or to turn into a hearty meal.