You can find actual pepper strips mixed with the fillets, in this delicious tin. These have been part of the Azorean cuisine ever since the sailors’ boats used to stop in the islands and exchange Asian spices for water and food. Tastes great combined with a salad, baked potatoes, black eyed beans or simply with a piece of fresh bread. Santa Catarina is located in the island of São Jorge, which is part of the Azores Portuguese archipelago found right in the middle of the North Atlantic cold waters. The waters here are among the purest in the world, meaning the fish avoid metal contamination. At the shore, men in small boats have been catching skipjack tuna for generations during their migration period along the islands. Balance and sustainability are assured and only the pole & line method is used.