Ideas for tinned mackerel that are whole fish not fillets

Bought a massive tin of tinned mackerel in Aldi. Assumed it would be mackerel fillets. Nope. Head and tails chopped off but otherwise whole fish (very small, poor babies) full of bones. I cook fresh mackerel. I love tinned mackerel fillets. I'm put off by these things - they are still that soggy/fall apart tinned texture so can't see how to get the bones out like you would fresh fish, and I hate tinned salmon where you have to mash the bones down into it.

Anyone got any ideas of what to do with them, other than throw them away?
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  • meanmarie
    meanmarie Forumite Posts: 5,328
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    I often buy these tinned mackerel and use them as they are....bones and all, as I find that they become soft while in the tin. We usually have them with salad

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  • meg72
    meg72 Forumite Posts: 5,164
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    I take out the bones of tinned pilchards by laying them on their backs and gently cutting them down the middle you can then see the spine and lift it out.
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