Somewhere, I read that canned salmon is super good for you. I never thought I would have any desire to try canned salmon, but I eat canned tuna all the time, and the article I read said that salmon has way more health benefits than tuna. (omega 3s and all that stuff). So I thought, if I can eat canned tuna, why not canned salmon?
I went to the grocery store, and bought a can of salmon. Certainly cheaper than fresh! The problem was, I was operating under the assumption that canned salmon was the same as canned tuna. De-boned, flaked, packed in a can. So imagine my surprise when that is not what I found. I opened the can and found a big chunk of salmon, chock full o' bones. A few good-sized bones, and many, many, many tiny ones that were impossible to pick out. (Guess that's why canned salmon has such a high calcium content...its all the bones you end up eating!)
Was I supposed to magically know that canned salmon came with all those nasty bones?
Picking out as many bones as I could, and flaking the salmon, did not put me in a very good mood, since I was hungry and hadn't planned on spending all that extra time prepping the salmon before I could turn it into a burger. I survived the ordeal, of course...but I'm not sure it was worth it. I might just stick to paying extra for fresh salmon from now on.
the most labor-intensive salmon burgers. ever.