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Do you de-bone your canned salmon?


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Poll: Do you de-bone your canned salmon? (48 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you de-bone your canned salmon?

  1. Yes, I take the bones out before preparing the meal. (22 votes [45.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.83%

  2. No, I leave them in. It doesn't really affect the meal. (26 votes [54.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.17%

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#1 rgrin

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

I just used my first can of canned salmon. Oh, my. There were all of these round bones in it. DH said that in his family they always left them in the salmon... it had been cooked so much already that they would just fall apart. I couldn't bring myself to do it and sifted through the whole can to get the bones out. For future reference, I'm seeking the wisdom of the hive. What do you do... and why?

#2 KKinMN

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

Ugh. My parents left those in. I thought they were some sort of cartilage. Blech!

This may have something to do with why I'm vegan today... LOL

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Well, I answered as if I were my aunt or cousin...
I use tuna for the only thing I would use canned salmon for, so I don't have to worry about it. BUT the rest of my family will pick out the bones, because they DO use salmon.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Yes, I pick out the bones. I know you *can* eat them and they're supposed to be good for calcium or some such but I don't care for the texture. It's like chewing on an unflavored tums tablet. :ack2:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

Great for you and I like the texture.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:40 PM

If I happened to have bought the kind with bones, I picked them out, altho I am not as particular about it as I would be with say, deboning a turkey.

Now I buy canned salmon that does not have bones it in. Kirkland brand at Costco.

#7 Dandelion

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

You need an "other". :-) I buy the boneless/skinless canned salmon. I know the bones are good for you, but I can't stand them. Not having to pick them out (or being surprised by one that I missed - ugh) is worth the extra cost of buying the boneless kind to me.

#8 MrsMommy

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

The little round bones I always take out...but I think they're pretty easy to grab, because they're usually kind of connected.

The thin little bones, however...if I happen to get them, fine, but if not, I don't think you can even tell. I don't worry about the skin, either.

#9 AK_Mom4

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Well, all the canned salmon we eat is home-canned and we always can using filets, so bones aren't an issue.

However, I suppose if I bought some canned salmon at the store that it would have bones and I would just eat them, so i voted that way....

#10 Eagle

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:19 PM

That has always been my favourite part of the can of salmon!! I prepare the dish without bones because I eat them all myself. :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Great for you and I like the texture.

:iagree:


I had no idea that anyone takes the bones out.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:24 AM

You need an "other". :-) I buy the boneless/skinless canned salmon. I know the bones are good for you, but I can't stand them. Not having to pick them out (or being surprised by one that I missed - ugh) is worth the extra cost of buying the boneless kind to me.


I voted "no" but would have voted "other" if you had that choice.

I leave the small ones in, but remove the bigger ones because I don't care for the texture.

We hardly ever eat canned slamon, though, as we prefer the fillets. :drool5:

#13 Kathryn

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

Why did I read this thread? Yuck.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

I've never had canned salmon. After reading this thread, I'm definitely not going to try it now!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

I crush them and leave it, extra calcium.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

I take the bones out.

#17 Parrothead

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

When we ate meat I would spend a minute or two crushing them prior to mixing in the rest of the ingredients .

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I used to serve it quite a bit. One of my kids really liked the bones. They are good for calcium. I learned to be okay with the bones, though I picked them out at first. They really are quite soft.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

I have some canned salmon, but I dont know what to do with it. I had no idea there could be bones!! Now I will have to check. I have not opened a can because I cannot find any recipies. We normally just eat fresh fillets from the meat market!


What do you do with the cans?

#20 JFSinIL

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

No - since I only use canned salmon for salmon patties, I simply mush the soft bones up with the fish itself. Adds calcium! I mean, would you try and de-bone a canned herring? Just eat it all.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

We only use canned salmon for salmon balls, so for those I take out the round ones but leave in the rest. It's been a very long time since I have made those though.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

I buy the skinless/boneless. I use it for salmon salad (like you'd do tuna salad), or putting some with some rice or pasta and some veg when I'm only feeding one or two people. It's also nice for a packable lunch - salad greens, chopped tomato, maybe some scallions, and the salmon, plus maybe some feta.

If you have the kind with bones and you'd prefer not to have them, you can always make a puree'd salmon spread of some kind.

Salmon mousse is my favorite but I've never made it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

That larger round centrum bone? I chuck it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

When we ate meat I would spend a minute or two crushing them prior to mixing in the rest of the ingredients .


That's what I was going to say. Squish 'em.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

I need 'other.' I go two aisles over and get fresh salmon and make them debone it for me.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

I take them out, but only because my dh and children want me to. I personally would leave them in.


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