One of the perks when I was working as an engineer was that I had some disposable income, therefore, I didn’t always choose the cheapest option at the supermarket. One case would be for fish – I’d get nice salmon fillets (or other fish fillets if something else was interesting looking/on sale) when I wanted fish, and cook them up at home (mmmmmm Maple-Glazed Salmon…). I still have cravings for fish down here in NZ, so I’ve turned to the less expensive alternatives which I have considerably less experience with. Canned fish. So far:
Canned Tuna – Inexpensive, goes well with many things, easy to prepare and dispose of. Comes with a variety of sauces/seasoning/mixes. Smell reminds me of cat food. I’ve used canned tuna in sandwiches, pastas, eaten straight, etc. Versatile. I can understand its popularity!
Canned Salmon – Inexpensive, though a costs a little more than tuna, salmon normally is my favourite fish, easy to prepare and dispose of. Comes in ‘normal’ or ‘smoked’, and also reminds me of cat food. I tried using canned salmon for the first time tonight. Turns out as a bonus it is RIDDLED WITH BONES (well, vertebrae cartilage to be exact – yay calcium!).
My Salmon-Alfredo Penne pasta didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.
*crunch crunch crunch*