Discussion Canned seafoods in Olive Oil vs in water?

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whm1974

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lxskllr

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Here's another one...

http://tunaoregon.com/

Cans are kinda big. Not as convenient for work, but they have some interesting varieties
 

lxskllr

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For a lunch at work I would get the pouches instead of cans.
~6oz is a pretty good size for me if I reduce some of the other stuff I take. An example lunch might be a 6oz can of tuna, some fresh vegetables(carrot, cucumber, radish are favorites), an apple, some cheese, pretzels, and a granola bar.

If I go with a lighter can of kippered herring or something, I'll add a grain, olive, or pasta salad.
 

whm1974

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Which US produced canned seafood in olive oil brands are half way decent? I'm very far from MAGA thinking, but I would prefer to help my fellow American stay employed if I can.
 

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Wouldn't that depend the seafood and wither or not it is smoked?
It's thought that cans and their liners still contain BPA and then there's the aluminum cans themselves. You can get tuna in a bag you know?
 

lxskllr

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Which US produced canned seafood in olive oil brands are half way decent? I'm very far from MAGA thinking, but I would prefer to help my fellow American stay employed if I can.
The only one I've personally had is AmericanTuna smoked. I think they add the olive oil to replace moisture lost in the smoking process. TunaOregon.com has some packed in oil, but I haven't had them. There isn't a lot of choice for canned American produced tuna, or really anything as far as that goes :^D
 

whm1974

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The only one I've personally had is AmericanTuna smoked. I think they add the olive oil to replace moisture lost in the smoking process. TunaOregon.com has some packed in oil, but I haven't had them. There isn't a lot of choice for canned American produced tuna, or really anything as far as that goes :^D
Well canned smoke oysters made in America at least I know I can get with some ease as I should be able to find them at Walmart and Schnucks.
 

whm1974

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Here are a couple of brands of American made canned smoked oysters that being reviewed. Pricey however.
 
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Found a review of ten brands of Smoked oysters:
https://www.gimmetasty.com/best-canned-oysters/
Well Crown Prince was the top of the list and Brunswick is fairly decent as well.
Check the country of origin for oysters. Most are from China. There are two versions of the same Crown Prince. One is from China and other from South Korea. Exact same packaging on the outside except for the country of origin. Trader Joe's sells the South Korea one and that's the one you want.
 

whm1974

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Check the country of origin for oysters. Most are from China. There are two versions of the same Crown Prince. One is from China and other from South Korea. Exact same packaging on the outside except for the country of origin. Trader Joe's sells the South Korea one and that's the one you want.
Thanks for the info as I didn't know that. I'm thinking getting Crown Prince oysters in olive oil with red chili pepper.
 
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I prefer oil vs. water... Tuna, Albacore, etc.
 
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I only eat tuna in water. In Tuna salad - I pour the water out and add my ingredients plus mayonnaise. Same thing if I eat it out of the can with crackers. How do you eat your tuna with oil? It's too slimy for me.
 

whm1974

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I only eat tuna in water. In Tuna salad - I pour the water out and add my ingredients plus mayonnaise. Same thing if I eat it out of the can with crackers. How do you eat your tuna with oil? It's too slimy for me.
While I will usually get tuna in water, I have put a little bit of olive oil when making Tuna salad before.
 
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Which oil do prefer seafood to be packed in, olive oil, sunflower oil, or other oils?
Whatever oil it comes with usually in small cans. Also bottled sardines in oil (corn oil?).
 

whm1974

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Whatever oil it comes with usually in small cans. Also bottled sardines in oil (corn oil?).
They pack seafood in corn oil? Well I suppose it is better the soybean or cottonseed oils.
 

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Wouldn't that depend the seafood and wither or not it is smoked?
I thought the story was that any food cooked at high temperatures will have carcinogens? Acrylamide or something? Anything fried or baked...so steam or boil everything or (maybe a bit ironic, this?) microwave it.

Or is it only animal fats and carbs where that applies? I can't keep up with all this crap. Ultimately life is fatal, I guess.

My main gripe is after a lifetime of not eaching much fish I learn that it's supposedly very good for on, only to discover that in the meantime the rest of you have eaten all of it.
 

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I never buy canned tuna in oil and I prefer albacore in water.
We get the canned, albacore white tuna from Costco. Expensive, but the best canned tuna there is. Absolutely no fishy taste.
 
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I prepare tuna by squeezing it dry, then I add copious amounts of cold diced onions, mayonnaise, and ground black pepper. Then I eat with saltines.

Even though I squeeze it dry as the first step, it tastes terrible when I start with tuna in oil. Gotta be tuna in water.
 

whm1974

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I prepare tuna by squeezing it dry, then I add copious amounts of cold diced onions, mayonnaise, and ground black pepper. Then I eat with saltines.

Even though I squeeze it dry as the first step, it tastes terrible when I start with tuna in oil. Gotta be tuna in water.
Well my tuna salad is fancier then that, and I'll eat with multigrain crackers or on whole grain bread.
 
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Well my tuna salad is fancier then that, and I'll eat with multigrain crackers or on whole grain bread.
I honestly wouldn't change a thing. It's just perfect and super satisfying.
 

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