Wild Alaskan salmon is one of the healthiest types of fish, with lots of omega-3 fatty acids to nourish your circulatory system and much less brain-damaging mercury than other seafood. Unlike farmed salmon, it’s not a source of ocean pollution.
Wild Alaskan salmon is widely available in convenient cans that provide 4 hearty servings for about $3. Look for “wild Alaskan” on the label–in stores recently, I’ve found that StarKist brand and Trader Joe’s and ALDI house brands are wild Alaskan.
You can use canned salmon any way you’d use canned tuna, or you could make my Lemon Creamy Salmon with Tangy Greens recipe. Here’s another complete meal using affordable canned salmon and 4 other ingredients you can throw together in 20 minutes–even faster if you happen to have leftover cooked rice!
This is a great meal for families with picky eaters, because they can have their ingredients served separately without spoiling anybody else’s good time! (My kindergartner likes her salmon served all by itself.) The seasonings are added just before serving, so they can be left out if desired.For each serving, you will need these approximate quantities:
- 1/2 cup canned wild Alaskan salmon (remove bones, if desired)
- 3/4 cup steamed broccoli
- 1/2 cup cooked rice
- 2 tsp. pickled ginger (slice into smaller pieces, if desired)
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
Heat oil and salmon in a small pot, stirring frequently, until warm. If broccoli and/or rice are not freshly cooked, heat them by your preferred method.
Put rice in the bottom of your bowl, salmon and broccoli on top of that. Sprinkle ginger and soy sauce over that.
Eat! Enjoy! There, wasn’t that easy and delicious?
Learn more about the advantages of wild Alaskan salmon, and which other seafood varieties are safe for both your health and our environment, in my Budget-Friendly Sustainable Seafood Guide at Kitchen Stewardship!
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