quick meal: tuna fish & salmon

by Barb on March 1, 2012

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One of our favorite sandwich fillings is tuna fish, a good quick meal for Lent and meatless menus. However, over the past year, I’ve slowly started adding canned salmon to our tuna fish to vary my children’s diets a bit more. Typically, I’ll do one can of tuna, one can of salmon, a few scoops of mayo, and pepper and seasonings to taste. My 8 year old likes to mix in oregano and basil while I’m a pepper, paprika and tarragon gal.

Tuna and salmon are safe to eat up to 12 ounces per week. Albacore tuna is higher in mercury than light tuna.

Just for fun – how do you like to make your tunafish? Do you like to add in veggies like cucumbers and onion?

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Shelly @ Coupon Teacher March 1, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Would you believe that I don’t like seafood? I don’t. But I am TRYING to eat it anyway.

I used to make tuna salad as a girl, and mine always had more pickles than fish!

Thanks for sharing!!


Barb March 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Pickles sounds good! I like to use my zucchini relish with mayo to make homemade tartar sauce.


'Becca March 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Here is my semi-recipe for fancying up canned salmon. We usually eat this over rice or pasta instead of in a sandwich.

Also, my cousin taught me to make salmon salad for a sandwich filling by mixing salmon with yogurt (healthier than mayo), dried parsley, pickle relish, and a splash of lemon juice. His kids and mine love it! My son will eat a lot of raw veggies on a salmon or tuna salad sandwich, inspired by the offerings at SubWay: spinach, grated carrot, cucumber, tomato, etc. That’s actually what he requested for his last birthday dinner!


Barb March 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm

That does sound good! I may try this with some salmon burgers I need to use up from our freezer. I could put the salmon over a green salad.


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