Canned Meat

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Canned meat

Canned meats can really help the menu on a boat — whether as primary provisions or just an emergency backup.  No need to refrigerate and they last forever.  What could be better?

Well, beyond mixing a can of tuna or chicken with some mayo, many of us don’t have a lot of ideas of dishes to prepare.  And if you’re like me, your first attempt might just have ended up as “mixed mush.”

Admittedly, there are a few things to know when working with canned meat.  But it’s not hard to make good meals . . . and here’s a number of articles to help you every step of the way:

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  1. We use it a lot on board. Turkey, salmon and ham help make a more varied menu with the chicken and tuna.

  2. Happy Easter to you.

  3. Happy Easter! 🙂

  4. D and Don svsoutherncross says:

    Canned meat – I found a great distributor of canned meat in Ohio – Brinkman’s. I have tried a lot and found theirs to be the best with the meat filling the can and very little fat in the can. I started with the half case as a sampler with chunk beef, chunk chicken, chunk pork, chunk turkey, ground beef and white meat chunk turkey. Each can is 28 oz and the total for the order was a bit over $50. Use as you would any other meat, just wait until the last minute to add it, since it is already cooked. The cans last 3 to 5 years. Great for a boat.

    • Brinkman’s is high quality, but I prefer the smaller tuna-size cans. If Brinkman’s came in a smaller can, I’d use nothing else. Unfortunately, 28 ounces – almost two pounds – is just too much for the two of us.

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