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    What as an alternative to tuna?

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    I happen to love tuna salad. I happen to HATE salmon in all its forms, I don't care how its prepared, I can't stand that fish!!!!

    So, I was curious as to an alternative to tuna salad? Apparently the mercury is rather high in albacore? And I should not be eating it more often than about every 9 days and only in a can proportion. Who knew???

    So foodies, what is a good alternative, that is fairly inexpensive and easy to prepare. I like the portablility of tuna salad and the health benefits of tuna (aside from mercury).

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    CANNED MACKEREL!!! I know it might seem scary, but try it!

    (But I wouldn't be too worried about the mercury, as I understand it, because of the selenium the tuna contains)
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    Sardines isn't really going to make a good salad the way tuna does. Are you sure you can't learn to like salmon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiercehunter View Post
    Sardines isn't really going to make a good salad the way tuna does. Are you sure you can't learn to like salmon?
    The only way its palatable is with lots of maple-butter sauce. That is counter productive, and even then I cringe when I eat it. I just plain hate the taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrokON View Post
    CANNED MACKEREL!!! I know it might seem scary, but try it!

    (But I wouldn't be too worried about the mercury, as I understand it, because of the selenium the tuna contains)
    Where would one find canned mackerel? It would be nice if I could just continue eating tuna once-to-twice a week. But I eat more than a can thats for sure! I eat about 2 1/2 cans.

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    I think certain types of mackerel are also high in mercury....according to the epa/nrdc.org

    Hm....
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    Unless you're looking for another type of fish, what about chicken salad? I've seen cans of chicken breast right there by the tuna. You could also make your own using baked or grilled chicken or turkey breasts. There are so many tasty ways to throw it together. Making some up over the weekend to last you throughout the week wouldn't even take long. I may just do that myself, now that I think about it!
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    Thats true. I do like chicken salad as well, although my ingredients are different. It sure would make a handy portable alternative. Thanks for that suggestion!

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    fresh water fish? I haven't had any since I was a kid, but I seam to remember that tout was quite good. I personally love salmon, and tuna. canned is my least favorite version of either.

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    Halibut is delicious but is no where near the price range of cheap tuna.

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