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Canned Salmon: I Love It

Canned salmon is a great inexpensive way to eat wild salmon, which is why I love it! Plus, there's many ways to use it in meals.

I discussed my love for porterhouse steak on my blog recently. Now I want to tell you why I love canned salmon.

Canned Salmon Is An Inexpensive Way To Eat The Tasty Fish

Fresh salmon can be quite expensive to purchase and eat. Especially if you want to eat wild-caught salmon. And if you think buying it frozen will save you some money it usually won’t. I’ve found both fresh or frozen wild-caught salmon is pricey.

That’s where the canned version comes in to save my budget. And that’s why I love canned salmon. I can buy a can of the wild-caught fish for about $3.50 to $4.50 a can depending on the brand. For this price I get a sizeable portion of the fish, which I can eat straight out of the can, use it as a topping for a salad, mix it into a dip, or cook it in a recipe. The latter is what I like to do.

I grew up eating canned salmon formed into salmon patties. They are also called Salmon Croquettes. That’s the “fancy” version of my family’s patties. Basically it’s the canned salmon mixed with a couple of binders (usually an egg and flour) with salt and pepper. Some like to include diced onions, while others put in green peppers. Whatever you like you can mix it, which is another reason I love canned salmon.

Canned Salmon Has Many Uses

As I briefly discussed in the previous section you can use canned salmon in various types of recipes.

You can use it as a topping for salad to add in a great source of protein. Or you can eat it right out of the can. Yep, since the salmon is already cooked it makes a great item to take on camping trips. Just add some salt and pepper and you’re good to go!

If you’re looking for a Keto dip then mix cream cheese with salmon and add in your favorite seasonings. Eat it with some Keto-friendly crackers or pork rinds. For my Carnivore followers you can eat it right out of the can. This also goes for those on the Paleo Diet.

My Final Reason: It’s Wild-Caught Salmon

The final reason why I love canned salmon is because it is wild-caught. Again, this is a pricey salmon to purchase in the store. Usually most people buy farmed salmon because it’s cheaper. Yet, it doesn’t include all of the nutrition that wild-caught salmon has. Plus, the farmed type just doesn’t taste as good as wild-caught salmon. That final reason is a personal taste, but it’s one important to me.

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