Smoked salmon tastes great on a bagel with cream cheese, kosher salt, black pepper, and maybe some capers and onion. Yet, there other ways to enjoy lox that doesn’t involve your go-to breakfast food. Plus, you can then have more low-carb options too, such as making a smoked salmon dip or using smoked salmon as an appetizer at a bbq for a sandwich, salad or wrap.
Whether saving money is on your mind, or minimizing trips to the grocery store, or using up what’s in your pantry, or all of the above, it’s hard to argue with canned wild salmon. It’s shelf stable, it’s far cheaper than fresh, and it’s super versatile.
You may already be aware of the health benefits of salmon, primarily that it’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease, cancer, and stroke, as well as arthritis and memory loss. And recent studies have shown they may alleviate depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But here’s something you may not know about salmon: It’s both super-versatile and super-easy to cook.