If you’re chronically online like we are, you are on top of the tinned fish trend. Whether you’re new to eating canned salmon and mussels or have been a Starkist stan since you could eat solid foods, there is a lot to discover when it comes to the world of pre-packaged fish. With Pisces season in full swing from February 19 to March 20, what better time than now to honor the sign of the fish than with these new recipes?

Treat yourself and your dreamy, intuitive water sign friends to a decadent tinned fish night with a gorgeous platter and these tinned fish appetizer ideas. You are sure to keep this in your snack rotation year-round.

Mussels On A Corn Cracker

You may have seen this trend arrive on TikTok from creator Danielle (@dzaslavsky). This super simple snack just requires a round corn cracker and a tin of smoked mussels. In the video, Danielle eats Patagonia Provisions Mussels, but you can also opt for brands Scout, Polar, or whatever is available in your local market. Simply grab your cracker, add a mussel on top, eat as is, or add a dollop of chili crunch on top. You can def customize your toppings to your liking and even experiment with cracker pairings.

 Sushi Bomb Spring Rolls

Instagram user @eatingwithkirby is inspiring your next friend get-together with these quick and simple sushi bomb spring rolls. Turn canned tuna into a delicious little pouch packed with flavor. Mix your tuna with mayo and wasabi with a dash of salt and pepper, then, add this to rice paper wrappers with chopped avocado and sushi rice. Crisp up your rolls with a short stint in your fry pan, and you are golden — literally! Dip in soy sauce if you want an added umami flavor. Your friends will definitely ask for you to bring these to your next party.

Salmon Patties

This is a super popular way to transform your tinned fish into an appetizer or full-blown meal packed with protein and flavor. Southern Living shared their recipe on TikTok and will make any recipe maker feel like they’re dining on the east coast, thanks to the kick of Old Bay seasoning. Mix your canned salmon with all of the necessary ingredients, and pan-fry to your preference. Sometimes the burnt outer edges make it even more delicious. You can also substitute tuna for this recipe as well, and even play around with unique flavors such as teriyaki and jalapeno. You can easily make this a gluten-free dish, too. 

Sardine Toast

Transform your tinned fish into the most Instagram-worthy appetizer ever. Toast your preferred crusty bread on a hot skillet with oil and add a little butter on top once it’s crisped to your liking. TikTok user @daenskitchen made a quick Greek-inspired tomato salad with red onions, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, salt, and olive oil, but you can opt for any veggie base you prefer. We highly recommend this Israeli salad as well. Next, gently place your sardines on top of the salad, garnish with herbs, and you are voila, it’s photo and snack time. If you love sardine toast, you will love sardine sandwiches as well. 

Tuna-Stuffed Avocados

Olivia Chadwick

Tuna is a delicious fish on its own and tastes even better in an avocado boat. You get to flex your knife skills by chopping cilantro leaves, jalapeño, and red bell pepper. Mix these ingredients with your tuna, fresh lime juice, and some mashed avocado, and add a healthy spoonful to your avocado half. Feel free to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice on top, along with some salt and pepper to taste. Not only does this take less than 10 minutes to assemble, but it packs a punch of necessary proteins and healthy fats to fuel your day. Plus, you can even use this tuna salad recipe as a chip or cracker dip. We love a universal recipe!