Start With Canned Salmon

Salmon Burger
Salmon Burger. Linda Larsen

The 'Start With' series continues with canned salmon as our focus. Just like canned chicken and ham, canned salmon has been an American staple for decades. It's available in 14 oz. and 7 oz. cans and every single bit is edible. The small bones and the skin have been processed to be so soft they will blend into other ingredients; and the bones are a superb source of calcium.

You may be able to find boneless, skinless salmon in some markets. But first try the other type; I promise you nobody will know there are skin or bones in the recipes you make with the product. And there are some recipes which call for removing the skin and bones; this is easy to do, just handle the salmon gently.

Canned salmon comes in two basic forms; sockeye or red salmon, and chum or pink salmon. The pink salmon is less expensive, milder in taste, and good for dishes where the salmon's color and taste isn't quite as important; soups, casseroles, and sandwich spreads. Red salmon is perfect for cold salads and occasions when you want to impress!

Salmon's nutrition makes it one of the most valuable foods you can store in your pantry. It's very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, that important nutrient that may help prevent heart disease and strokes. It's high in protein and vitamin A, and the complex of B vitamins too. So get more salmon into your life with this wonderful product.

Start With Canned Salmon

  • Salmon Croissant Sandwiches
    A luscious salmon salad is sandwiched between split croissant halves in this pretty and super simple recipe.
  • Salmon Patties
    This classic comfort food is so delicious served with mashed potatoes, green peas, and a fruit salad; or use the patties as hamburgers using some whole wheat buns, mayo, lettuce, and tomato.
  • Salmon Burgers
    Rich and tender salmon patties are transformed into a hearty lunch by wrapping them in melted cheese, mayo, lettuce, and toasted English Muffins. Yum.
  • Salmon with Fettuccine
    Four cheese alfredo sauce is the secret ingredient in this simple yet elegant pasta main dish recipe.
  • Salmon Tacos
    Salmon and black beans make an updated and trendy filling for crisp taco shells.
  • Salmon Loaf
    Saltine cracker crumbs, onion, and lemon juice are the classic additions to canned salmon in this easy and comforting recipe.
  • Salmon Pizza
    A Boboli crust, salmon, and a few other ingredients make a deliciously rich pizza that you can vary to your family's tastes.