Cheap Eats: Salmon Napoleon

I’m making a post for my frugal readers out there because not everyone can afford to eat out. And most people don’t have time to make a meal that’ll take more than 20 minutes to make. So today’s post is all about taking a cheap grocery store item and making it into a gourmet meal. In this case I opted to do a twist on a Crab Napoleon.

Crab Napoleon can be an appetizer or a main dish consisted of freshly seasoned crab meat and paired with fresh food like avocado salsa,  lemon or lime juice, and cilantro oil.

I chose to use a $3 can of salmon you can get at your grocery store.

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And make it into a dish you would find at your local restaurant!

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If you have an avocado, lime, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro lying around then this recipe is for you! No cooking involved!

First what I did was take my canned salmon and added, mayo, cilantro, a minced shallot, lime juice, a bit of oil and salt & pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for an hour.

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While that was in the fridge I worked on some cilantro sauce. Its basically just cilantro, salt, garlic cloves and some oil all blended together until smooth. I added some watercress too.

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Next is making the avocado salsa which I did previously the night before.  Click HERE for a great recipe.

I had these small tin cups in which I used to assemble my meal. I put the avocado salsa in first then pressed some of the salmon on top.

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You just add some of the cilantro sauce to a plate and flip over the tin cups! Add some crispy garlic onions on top and that’s it!

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Healthy. Cheap. Easy. Delicious.

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