Quick Fix: 7 Ways To Flavor Canned Fish

by Simona Terron

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:

  1. Drain and shred into a salad of white beans and chard.
  2. Add to tacos with a bunch of finely chopped peppers, tomatoes and celery.
  3. Season and pack into scooped out tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.
  4. Make a fish burger, or add to chowder.
  5. Use the salty goodness to dress up a crostini. Add sun dried tomatoes or chopped dill and bake for a couple of minutes.
  6. Chop and add the fish to pep up a Caesar salad, puttanesca or a beef stew.
  7. Wrap around olives for simple, yet restaurant-style finger food.
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