Many people fish and can their own tuna - although I have heard it is a stinky process!
I know it isn't for everyone, but it sure is great to have in your SHTF stash of foods. It can be fixed and eaten in so many ways, and the protein may be just what you need someday!
- It can be eaten from the can - or plain on crackers
- Make tuna salad
- Egg salad with a can of tuna added
- Any type of pasta salad - add a can for extra protein
- Mix a drained can of tuna, a rinsed can of white beans, chopped onion, herbs and olive oil and lemon juice. Makes a meal by itself - this is a great salad
- I make tuna patties - like many people do with salmon. It is cheaper, lighter in flavor, and it doesn't smell up the house when cooking!
- White beans, tuna, and kale soup
- Cheesy tuna & pasta - like a jazzed up mac n cheese
- Tuna melts - tuna or tuna salad on bread, topped with cheese, and sliced tomato - great open face sandwiches
- Stuff hollowed tomatoes with tuna salad - can also top with cheese and stick in the broiler till cheese melts
- Stuffed zucchini/tuna melt boats
- Avocado and tuna salad
- Sliced radish, olives, diced tomatoes, cooled boiled potatoes (chopped), tuna - topped with a mix of olive oil, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. This can make a yummy quick and easy meal as well.
- Drain and top any green salad
- Tuna/rice and broccoli casserole
- Stuffed mushrooms - raw or baked
- Tuna casserole - remember anything can be added to casseroles
Tuna has gotten a bad rap over the years. It is really a healthy fish and should be added to our diets. (I just read labels to see where it is from - some waters contain bad chemicals). You can prepare canned tuna just about any way you can prepare chicken - just substitute in recipes.
If you are lucky enough to know someone who fishes - perhaps you can get some tuna fillets and grill! It is terribly expensive in this neck of the woods, in fillet form.
I would imagine the coasts would have better prices - but one has to consider what is involved in tuna and salmon fishing.
They have to pay for fuel and labor on those big boats, then keep it cold and fillet it. It is a pricey endeavor!
It is amazing that we can actually buy a can for .50!!!!
Watch your sales and stock up on this light flavored fish. It is versatile and good for you.
You may be glad you have it one of these days.
HAPPY FRUGAL EATING
Do you have any tuna recipes to share?