Tinned and jarred fish are having something of a gourmet renaissance right now. Certainly at least for the better quality products, these shelf stable products are no longer being looked down on. This product from Tonnino might not quite fit into that bracket of ultra-luxe high end, but on the flip side it is available in lots of major grocery stores. No need for a specialty retailer here.
If you’re looking for a step up from the run of the mill canned tuna, this product is worth a look in for sure. One jar is enough to heartily feed two people for dinner, and I paid a mere $5.99 at Walmart (June 2019) for jar in question. At three dollars per serving it’s certainly a fun, flavorful and affordable source of protein.
Taste wise, the fish is very meaty, substantial enough for salads (see below) though I wouldn’t cook with it. The olive oil in the container means the tuna isn’t anywhere near as dry as the regular old canned stuff.
Tonnino Tuna Fillets In Olive Oil
I used the Tonnino tuna with the following ingredients for a rough spin on a low-calorie/carb nicotine salad: romaine salad, kalamata olives, boiled eggs, tomato and pan fried garlic green beans.
Tonnino Tuna Fillets In Olive Oil ingredients and nutrition
Are Tonnino Tuna Fillets In Olive Oil any good?
Yes, we’re a big fan of these tuna fillets, a definite step up from the regular old canned tuna.
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