Not too long ago, when I was still in the daily grind of long hours, and 90 minute commutes (each way), I often turned to the pantry for canned seafood. Fast, easy, and economical, I loved knowing that if I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store on the way home, I could usually whip up a seafood casserole, salad or chowder in no time flat.
And while I am now free of those daily commutes, and enjoying testing cookbooks and developing recipes, sometimes nothing beats the simplicity of opening a can of seafood and whipping up a fast casserole.
I thought I had a great repertoire of recipes until I discovered 200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes, by Susan Sampson (published by Robert Rose).
This is still a new release – just out last Fall. And I honestly can’t think of anything that this book hasn’t covered, starting with a detailed section on everything you could possibly want to know about canned seafood, broken down by type.
This book offers a wide range of recipes, that go from simple, down-home, kid-friendly (which is what I typically made) to upscale, and company worthy. What I think I love the most is how many international recipes there are. Before this book, I was pretty much sticking to the classics.
And that’s how 200 Best Canned Fish and Seafood Recipes kicks off: Starting with 15 classics, including Vintage Tuna Salad, Hot Crab Dip, Clam Chowder (both kinds of course – New England and Manhattan), Tuna Noodle Casserole and East Coast Lobster rolls.
From there, the book covers everything from Appetizers and Snacks, to Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Fish Burgers, fish cakes, fishballs, etc, to curries, casseroles, pies and pizzas, pasta, rice/grains and even breakfast and brunch.
I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection of recipes that I wanted to try – and this, by the way, is the short-list only, otherwise I’d be sharing the entire Table of Contents:
- Party Antipasto (this is amazing and highly giftable)
- Nicoise Tuna Burgers (I have always been a Nicoise fanatic – this one is spectacular with a ‘nicoise mayo that features anchovy, black olives and artichokes)
- Lobster Mushroom Bisque
- Thai Curry Salmon Burgers (I know, right?)
- Faux Pho (an incredibly easy and economical take on Pho, with canned salmon)
- Express Coconut Tuna and Pea Curry
- Personal Pizzas with Lobster and Roasted Garlic (I made this with the crab variation…so good, and elegant)
- Fish Tacos (delicious, healthy, with canned tuna – and fun to eat)
- Salmon, Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata
If you enjoy seafood, and want to enjoy a pantry of fast, simple meals, I recommend stocking up on your favourites (I always take advantage of canned seafood sales at the grocery store such as tuna, salmon, crab, clams and clam juice) and get yourself a copy of this book. You won’t be disappointed.
Today, with permission, I am sharing the recipe for Salmon, Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata. The flavour combination is wonderful in this easy brunch or dinner dish. For those of you looking for healthier options, this has it all, and it is so easy.
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200 Best Canned Fish & Seafood Recipes
By Susan Sampson, Published by Robert Rose Inc.
Paperback, 288 Pages