Yesterday I took a break from making jelly and jam to switch it over to another item in the freezer that needed tending too. It was a couple packages of salmon that Sam had caught with his cousin last summer and they had put them into the freezer whole... in anticipation of grilling them.
Well... then never did end up on the grill and I hate to see anything go to waste so I canned them up... before they got freezer burnt. Plus... those whole fish were taking up a LOT of room in my freezer. I hate it when the boys do that ~ I like to have my freezer half way organized and I want to know whats in it and how long it's been in there and like to keep things rotating.
I really really do hate waste when it comes to good food; and hate to see something get freezer burnt and need to be discarded. I was going to brine some in salt water and brown sugar to smoke; but there wasn't enough there to mess with. It seemed like I had a lot; but by time I got them all cleaned up there wasn't as much as I anticipated. I did get 7 quarts though of the canned made.
I feel better now that I have that little task taken care of.
What a treat to have canned salmon on your pantry shelf when in need of a quick meal or appetizer. I love taking the canned salmon and mixing it with some creamed cheese to make a spread for on crackers. Yum. I also like to take it and add some crushed crackers and a few chopped up onion, green pepper and a egg and shape it into a salmon patty and lightly grill it. Double Yum. But my Triple Yum way to make it is creamed with peas over homemade baking powder biscuits.
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.