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Why Tinned Fish is the Ultimate Quarantine Food, According to Chefs


Tinned fish is a definite DO for your quarantine meal planning.

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Why tinned fish?

Canned green beans are mushy compared to ones off the vine, canned corn lacks the crispness of a fresh stalk, and canned carrots lose some sweetness from its core. But the quality of tinned fish can be just as good as fresh fish, according to chefs across the U.S. With a long shelf life, high nutritional value, and savory flavor, tinned fish is the ultimate quarantine food.

“A lot of people are used to anchovies when they think of tinned fish, but there’s more than that,” said Chef Kyle McClelland of Saltie Girl, a Boston seafood restaurant that opened in 2016 and claims to have the “largest tinned seafood collection in New England.”
Toss tinned clams and mussels into pasta and apprehensions of tinned seafood usually dissipate. “People are very amazed by how good tinned seafood is,” McClelland said.

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Three Cheese Baguette

You'll drool over this 3 cheese, bacon-wrapped baguette.



  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozarella
  • 1 baguette
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bacon


  1. Cut your cheeses into thin slices
  2. Slice baguette down the middle (like a sandwich)
  3. Layer cheddar, blue, and mozarella cheese inside the bread
  4. Top with sun-dried tomatoes
  5. Close baguette and wrap with bacon strips
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Slice and serve!

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