Canned fish is an underrated food that deserves more space in your pantry. It may not be as sexy as getting fresh fish from the fisherman’s wharf or Granville Island, but with lots of innovative, delicious recipes being developed it is getting there! Especially when you are talking about Raincoast Trading products, which are sustainably caught, ocean-wise recommended, and hand packed right in Nanaimo, BC!
This post is sponsored by Raincoast Trading (aka I received compensation) but I only agree to do sponsored posts for products I 100% believe in and eat myself. I was so excited to have the opportunity to try some more Raincoast products when I was developing this salad-roll recipe! I jumped on the opportunity to be involved in this campaign.
As a dietitian, a common recommendation is to eat fatty fish twice a week. However, if everyone actually did this we wouldn’t have enough to go around. As such, it is so important to ensure your choices are sustainable when you include fish and seafood in your diet.
Raincoast products have many other awesome attributes besides the ones I have already mentioned. For example, Raincoast Tuna and Salmon is only cooked once during the canning process — retaining all the natural oils and nutrients.
As many nutrients and oils are heat sensitive, it makes a big difference that these products are only heated once during processing. According to Raincoast, this unique point of difference means the Tuna provides as much as eight times the omega-3 fatty acids compared to other commercial brands.
The two main reasons I would normally recommend using fresh products over canned — 1. Sodium and 2. BPA — don’t even apply for Raincoast products as they offer sodium free options and use BPA free cans! Raincoast Trading goes above and beyond to ensure they are supplying a high quality product you can be proud to spend your food dollars on. More consumers and bulk purchasers need to use their food dollars to show that they value sustainable products.
OK, now, lets focus on my delicious recipe: These rolls can be saved for left overs but tend to break apart if the rice paper dries out. They are best eaten soon after assembling, which shouldn’t be a problem — they disappear very quickly in my house. If you want to see a demo of the rolling process, click here.
- 4 large carrots, julienned (~3 inches or so long)
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- ½ medium-large jicama, julienned
- 5-6 green onions, sliced
- 1 large avocado, sliced into 16 slices
- 1 bunch cilantro, de-stemmed and chopped
- 1 can Raincoast Trading no-salt added wild sockeye salmon, drained
- Raincoast Trading dipping sauce (or hoisin sauce if preferred)
- 2 limes, cut into wedges (will use for peanut dip as well)
- 8 pieces of rice paper
- Peanut Dipping sauce:
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 2-3 tbsp Raincoast Trading dipping sauce (or soy sauce if needed, use less if you prefer a less salty dip)
- 1 tbsp lime juice, fresh
- 1-2 tsp rice vinegar
- A couple pinches red pepper flakes or a dash of sriracha
- 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger (more if you’re a big ginger fan like me!)
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed and minced
- Prepare all ingredients and make dipping sauce by whisking together all the ingredients (thin with water if desired).
- Fill a large pie dish or similar shaped vessel with warm water.
- Soak rice paper in warm water until soft but still slightly firm (do not soak them too long or they are harder to work with – follow the directions on the package and make these one at a time).
- Let excess water drip off rice paper and lay flat on your work surface.
- Fill your roll (don’t over stuff): place a few pieces (3-5) each of the carrot, cucumber, and jicama near the bottom ⅓ of the roll, leaving room on the edges. Top with 2 slices of avocado, a sprinkle of green onions and cilantro, and ⅛ can of salmon.
- Drizzle Raincoast Trading dipping sauce (~1/4 tsp) and fresh lime juice over vegetables
- Roll! As if you are rolling up a burrito, tucking in any runaway filling as you go. Tuck the sides in by folding them over after the first roll. Get the roll nice and tight.
- Set roll aside and start with the next one until complete.
- Serve rolls with peanut dipping sauce.
Want to find Raincoast Trading products for yourself? They are available at most major grocery retailers in Canada as well as online at Amazon.ca.
This project is supported by the BC Government’s Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. #BCBuyLocal
Want another great canned salmon recipe? Try this quick canned salmon pasta with zoodles!