Best Canned Tuna?
- Funwithfood Apr 22, 2005 04:35 PM
What is the best, most delectable canned tuna?
Maybe I am just not a huge tuna fan, but none have really 'knocked my socks off'.
Wild Oats sells a hosue brand in either sunflower oil or water with ginger. Great texture (filets), good taste and all for $1.99. Otherwise, go with a good Italian import.
I saw Giada De Laurentiis make a pasta dish w/ the Italian imported tuna packed in oil. It looked very succulent and meaty, not at all related to the pallid, mealy, dry American canned tuna. I would def. use that kind for a European dish that called for tuna--like a pasta dish or nicoise salad.
However, if I'm going to make my good ole American tuna sandwich w/ mayo, I opt for Trader Joe's brand packed in water. Doesn't taste as "chemicalized" as Starkist, Bumble Bee, etc.
I really like Dave's Gourmet Albacore. Lots of varieties -- my favorite is the canned albacore in olive oil or the gourmet albacore in its own juices. I also like their canned salmon -- it's the only canned salmon that I like. They have a wide variety of products some of which are sold at Whole Foods (at least in the SF Bay Area Whole Foods.) And if you're ever in Santa Cruz, they have a great outlet store just across the parking lot from Costco.
Here's a link to their website: