Pink. The colour factor alone gives you strong reason to eat salmon.
Plus, this fish seems to be swimming all over health media, with terms like “Omega 3,” and “heart-healthy” in its wake, while people with a lot of initials in their wake try to fillet these terms so that we can understand them.
But to cut the crabapples and get to the good stuff (i.e. the recipe in this post), I’m just going to do a very brief summary of why one should eat salmon. (For the primary reason, please refer to the first sentence.) According to an article on WHFoods, which has an extensive list of references and sources, there are several standout benefits of salmon consumption.
Health Benefits of Eating Salmon
- Decreased risk of cardiovascular problems
- Improvement of mood and brain function
- Protection of joints
- Better eye function
- Decreased cancer risk
Aware of the benefits of fish, particularly salmon, it’s my goal to make a meal of it at least weekly. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not the most frugal food. Fortunately, canned wild Alaskan salmon is pretty easy to find! While canned foods are becoming a rarity in our pantry, I think canned salmon will be an exception. We already have a great, easy recipe to get it into the routine, compliments of Eric.
Curried Salmon Pasta
This Curried Salmon Pasta checks all the boxes: it's healthy, quick, and super frugal!
- 1 14 oz can wild salmon
- 1/2 lb penne
- 2-3 tsp red curry paste
- whole milk
Cook the pasta, drain, return to pot.
Add curry paste (to taste) and milk until a creamy (not runny) consistency is attained. Add salmon and blend with a fork to break up the fish. Sample, and add more curry and milk if needed. Heat through.
Price breakdown of ingredients:
- canned salmon: $1.99 at Aldi
- penne: $.89/lb at Aldi
- curry paste: $3.99/4 oz at Meijer
This comes to about $1.00 per serving ($4.00 to make, and we got two meals out of it!) Not bad.
You can also get red curry paste in bulk from Amazon.
Want more tasty recipes made with salmon or curry? Try these:
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