Wanting to try tin fish for the first time but are horrified of the bones? Or maybe you already know you love tin fish and want to explore more but prefer to eat boneless. Never fear! There are a ton of options out there for you.
The way I see it you have various categories to work with, including: boneless skinless sardines, boneless mackerel fillets, pâtés, larger packed fish like tunas, trouts and salmon, and boneless seafoods like mussels, scallops and clams. While the possibilities are endless on items you can find that don’t contain bones here are links to some of our favorites within that category.
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TINNED FISH FILLETS
For those wary of tin fish I often recommend starting with something more familiar and tinned with larger pieces of fillet so there is nothing but tender meat and no bone. Similar to what you would find in a high quality tuna can.
BONELESS SKINLESS SARDINES
If you’re looking for the classic tin fish experience, sans bones these are for you!
BONELESS MACKEREL FILLETS
Time and time again mackerel tins are my tins of choice. The fish itself is so flavorful and rich. Can’t get enough of it! Most mackerel fillets are boneless but below are some great options.
OTHER SEAFOOD, BIVALVES, ETC
If you’ve seen more than one of my TikTok videos you probably are aware just how much we love mussels. Here are some awesome seafood options that are boneless by nature!
PATÉ, PATÉ, PATÉ
This item is disliked by some but I find it to be one of the easiest to eat and most agreeable tin fish products. A spread that often has flavorful aromatics blended in – to me, it’s like the Boursin cheese of fish. Some fantastic options: