Which canned meat?
Need you ask? Spam, spam, spam!
(an allusion to a Monty Python skit)
If you watch this short video clip, just imagine that the dialog happens on a cruising sailboat
, instead of in a diner.
Monty Python's Spam Skit
Spam goes good with eggs, rice, beans. Add a few chunks of canned or fresh pineapple. Throw in some red chile
pepper flakes or cook with a can of black beans and flavor with some Smoked Paprika (dry spice) or some Pickapeppa sauce. Yum.
I really would be eating most locally available fish or seafood. Either those you catch yourself or buy from locals (with caution in areas where there is Ciguatera). But, I also know that after eating a lot of fish, it can be nice to taste some other kinds of meat.
I love fish, so my favorite canned meat is Tuna. But, I also enjoy smoked kippered herrings too.
Tuna, with angel hair pasta, sauteed with some fresh or canned or sundried (and packed in olive oil) tomatos along with some fresh garlic and a dash of pepper (or pepper flakes) and a pinch of Herbs de Provence. Add a few sliced black or green olives. Add some "canned" in olive oil
feta cheese. Think Mediterranean
cuisine. Yumm! Hot or cold.
(I usually buy the white breast meat in a can).
Soups, chicken tacos, burritos, enchiladas (use canned enchilada sauce with tortillas), and with pasta. Yum!
I have bought the canned beef (usually packed in Argentina
or Brazil) but have had mixed results. Some is very fatty, some lots of gristle, some lots of salty sauce. Not much good luck so far.
Recently a friend introduced me to some "Brushy Creek" brand shredded beef he uses for his lunch tacos and burritos. He uses his with tortillas (good for boats) with some cheese and salsa and canned jalapenos. I bought some, skeptical, and was pleased. This product iis in a flat plastic pouch. very easy to store. Simple ingredients: cooked beef, water
, beef extract, corn starch, salt
, caramel color. You can "boil in a bag" or microwave in the pouch. 6 ounces, enough for one person. I heated it, poured a little BBQ sauce on it, layered it on a big bun and had a very tasty "BBQ Beef Sandwhich." The texture was good (shredded beef) and there was no visible fat or bad things in it. I might have another one today. It was good. I will post a photo