Convenient and economical, canned fish has always been the go-to food item for hurried home cooks. With the American Heart Association recommending fish at least twice a week as a good source of protein, you might want to reach out for trout, sardines, tuna, and salmon, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids (that reduce the risk of heart disease, enhance mood and sharpen memory).
However, canned fish has a reputation for being bland and boring. Here’s how to jazz it up:
- Drain and shred into a salad of white beans and chard.
- Add to tacos with a bunch of finely chopped peppers, tomatoes and celery.
- Season and pack into scooped out tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
- Make a fish burger, or add to chowder.
- Use the salty goodness to dress up a crostini. Add sun dried tomatoes or chopped dill and bake for a couple of minutes.
- Chop and add the fish to pep up a Caesar salad, puttanesca or a beef stew.
- Wrap around olives for simple, yet restaurant-style finger food.