Fresh Mixed Salad with Cherry Tomatoes of Pachino and Canned Salmon in Olive Oil. Italy. Europe. (Photo by: Eddy Buttarelli/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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Why You Should Always Have Canned Salmon In Your Pantry
Many of us are used to buying fresh or frozen salmon, but if you've always shied away from canned salmon, you're going to want to reconsider. Canned salmon is an affordable, healthy protein with a long shelf life, providing a quick and cheap option for mixing into salads or piling on top of toast.
According to Rima Kleiner, a registered dietitian at Dish on Fish, "Canned or pouched salmon is affordable, delicious, and as nutritious as fresh and frozen [...] since it is already cooked, canned and poached salmon makes for a super convenient protein!" That means no defrosting, fileting, or any kind of prep work.
But what should you make with canned salmon? You can use it in any kind of multi-component dish, from flaking it on top of a salad to tucking it under a melty cap of cheese in a salmon melt to mixing it into some simple pan-fried fish cakes. The next time your grocery store has a sale on canned salmon, run, don't walk.