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Opening tinned salmon - losing my shit

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over50andfab Sun 10-Feb-19 16:59:11

So...as we grow older it’s important we eat right, yes? More oily fish, calcium, foods that protects us from osteoporosis etc.

I eat fresh salmon every so often, but find the easier/cheaper way of eating oily fish is via cans. Tinned tuna is not the same btw in that for this purpose fresh is better. Salmon is just as good for you whether fresh or tinned, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the more expensive red version or the cheaper pink version, though with bones and skin gives more calcium.

My first foray into tinned salmon was from Aldi. I got out my trusty magican....but 10 minutes later was still struggling to get it open. I did eventually, after ditching the can opener and using a serrated knife and a pair of kitchen scissors. There was much swearing and blood loss, and everything smelt of fish. I was not a happy bunny sad.

I have since bought tinned salmon from 3 other supermarkets, and although my technique has improved to the point there is no blood loss, it still requires way more effort/tools than I believe is/are necessary.

No point writing to the supermarkets or manufacturers as they are all the same. Tinned tuna, in comparison, is a piece of piss.

I didn’t think I was a stupid person, but what am I doing wrong???

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zzzzz Sun 10-Feb-19 17:01:52

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DippyAvocado Sun 10-Feb-19 17:04:26

I eat it quite often. I'm notoriously hopeless with a tin opener but find salmon fine - don't think you need a particular technique. Corned beef on the other hand...

over50andfab Sun 10-Feb-19 17:25:12

But my tin opener can open any other tins ( don’t eat corned beef so can’t comment). Plus other members of the family use it on soup, baked beans, tuna etc.

Wondering if it’s just me and salmon now hmm

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legolimb Sun 10-Feb-19 21:06:16

Yes!! Same here.

I had to get DH to use his multi tool to hack into a can of Aldi salmon.

The can seems to be badly designed.

I did think of writing to Aldi but didn't think I'd get anywhere. I think one of the old fashioned can openers would work better on this design.

Tuna from now on.

over50andfab Sun 10-Feb-19 21:11:43

Thank god it’s not just me then! Btw it’s the same design wherever you buy tinned salmon.

Maybe I’ll buy a different can opener and if it’s easier 😐

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bobstersmum Sun 10-Feb-19 21:19:03

Why is anyone using a tin opener for corned beef??

DippyAvocado Sun 10-Feb-19 21:49:14

Why is anyone using a tin opener for corned beef??

I don't use a tin opener. I just said I find corned beef tins impossible to open! Stupid key thing.....

Imperfectsusan Mon 11-Feb-19 18:44:19

Honestly it is the tin opener. I have no problem with this.

Also tinned sardines, mackerel etc are as good, and cheap as chips. And with easy open cans.

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