Salmon Simplified: 7 Canned Salmon Recipes To Try When You're Sick of Tuna

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Slammin' Salmon

Tuna is one of the best budget-friendly groceries you can acquire, but if you’re starting to get sick of it, you might be curious about canned salmon. It’s not as cheap as canned tuna, sure, but there’s still a whole lot you can do with the fish.

When a Redditor found themself with a surplus of canned salmon, they asked for some recipes that would help hide the fishy taste. Here are seven of the best suggestions for you to try at home.

Salmon Patties

There was nothing more prevalent in the thread’s discourse than salmon patties, each Redditor piping in with their preferred style of preparation. You’ll often find this dish referred to as salmon “croquettes.” The most interesting idea came from one user who said they replaced the breadcrumb aspect with pork skins. 

Recipe: Back to My Southern Roots

Potato and Corn Chowder
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Salmon Chowder

I’ve never met a chowder I didn't like, and chances are, neither have you. Stuck with smoked salmon rather than canned salmon? Go for some Pike Place Market-style smoked salmon chowder instead.

Recipe: Taste of Home

Creamy Tuna Pasta and Vegetable Salad

Pasta Salad with Salmon

Tuna works in pasta salad, so why not salmon? Some macaroni salad with salmon could serve as the perfect side dish alongside some Hawaiian barbecue.

Recipe: Simply Recipes

Chicken Caesar salad sandwich wraps
Potato Gratin with Rosemary
salmon casserole
salmon casserole by Anneli Salo (CC BY-SA)
Tasty butter chicken curry dish from Indian cuisine.
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Salmon Curry

In addition to bathing salmon in masala sauce, you can turn it into a different Indian-style sauce. According to one Redditor, mix “curry powder, garlic, and sliced onion in oil, fry for a bit, add drained, canned salmon and fry some more, then add some more diced onion, salt, pepper, turmeric, garam masala and some water, not too much, then let it cook back down so you have a kind of sauce with all of it.”

Recipe: Mediterrasian