Cooking salmon in a can comes to mind when I want something quick to make. With a few basic ingredients, the flavor of salmon is enhanced. There are a few easy ways I prepare salmon in a can. If I can avail of wild caught sockeye or red salmon I prefer to use that. This simple recipe is easy, quick and delicious. A go-to after a vacation, a long day at work or just plain lazy.
If you’ve been following my blog, Filipinos usually cook everything fresh from scratch. Also, if you have noticed, we love to saute with onion, garlic and tomato. These 3 ingredients and ginger are almost always used in our cooking.
There are a few canned goods that are staple to Filipinos. When we were growing up my mom would stock up on canned sardines, corn beef, spam, and salmon ( I cannot think of anything else since everything was made fresh). These canned goods are usually for emergencies like a typhoon, brownout or for a quick bite.
When my mom opens up a can of salmon, it was sautéed in onion, garlic and tomatoes. It is simmered for a few minutes and seasoned with fish sauce or salt. Rice and salmon drizzled with its sauce and fish sauce is so good. It is a simple recipe but scrumptious especially if I haven’t had it for a while. One thing I like about it, it doesn’t taste or smell fishy at all, in my case.
Another easy way I like preparing salmon in a can is serving it right out of the can and mixing vinegar, chopped red onions and salt. Drizzle salmon with the vinegar mixture and it’s yummy!
If you find yourself in the grocery aisle and cannot think of anything quick to make try this recipe you’ll love it.
How to Cook Salmon in a Can video and recipe
A simple, delicious salmon recipe sauteed in onion, garlic and tomato.
- 1 small onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1-2 large tomato cubed
- 1 can sockeye salmon red or pink salmon
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce or
- salt to taste
Saute onion until soft.
Add garlic and cook until golden.
Toss-in tomato and cook until it becomes saucy. Crush it with kitchen utensil.
Add salmon and liquid.
Stir-in fish sauce or salt to taste.
Simmer for 10 minutes in low heat.
Serve hot with rice, salad or bread. Enjoy!