Cooking with Tuna Flakes
This entry was posted on July 21, 2011.
Tuna Flakes might sound like sort of a weird concept. We've all heard of tuna sandwiches, and most people might have tried tuna in the form of sashimi, or a sushi roll. But tuna flakes?
Well, tuna flakes are dehydrated slices of tuna. They are very light, and look sort of like tiny shreds of paper, and are actually a very versatile ingredient. They're commonly used in soups as a sort of flavor enhancers. They can also be used as a garnish to increase the aesthetic appeal of a dish, or in spring rolls, or even in the place of tuna in a tuna sandwich. And if you still can't get your head around the concept of tuna flakes being tasty, maybe your cat can. Some of our customers have dubbed tuna flakes as "Kitty crack." Cats seem to love the stuff, so if you're not interested in a delicious soup or spring roll, consider the taste buds of your feline friends.
Tuna is also an extremely healthy food to eat. It's high in protein, full of fish oils (duh), which have been associated with better cholesterol and blood pressure levels, as well as overall circulatory system health. It's also low in fat and calories. The FDA even recommends eating up to 12 ounces of fish a week, so eat up!
If you're interested in some tasty, healthy soups, then consider trying these recipes with your tuna flakes.