Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wild salmon makes good eating year-round

A smoked wild salmon frittata oozes with imported buffalo-milk mozzarella.

Fresh, wild-caught salmon appears to have had its run at Costco Wholesale in Hackensack.

In the seafood case today, I found thick steaks of ahi or bigeye tuna, and fillets of flounder, haddock and cod, all wild-caught.

I enjoyed plenty of fresh, wild sockeye and king salmon until last week, so now it's time to turn my attention to other wild-caught fish and the smoked or frozen wild salmon Costco carries year-round.

Today, I picked up skinless Pacific cod fillets at a low $6.99 a pound.

I added smoked wild salmon and cheese to a salad I bought in a hospital cafeteria.
An open-face egg-white omelet with smoked salmon and pesto.

Kirkland Signature's Wild Alaskan Smoked Sockeye Salmon is preservative-free and comes sliced, so it's easy to add to an omelet or salad or roll up with a piece of cheese and dip in mustard for a snack.

The price has held steady at $15.39 for a package with two half-pound sections. 

I made a frittata with smoked salmon, fresh buffalo-milk mozzarella, capers and organic brown eggs -- all from the Hackensack warehouse store.

Ahi tuna has supplanted wild king salmon in the fresh fish case. I bought Pacific cod fillets, a wild-caught fish that doesn't raise concerns about excessive mercury.

Small, fully cooked langostino tails, upper left corner, are preservative free.

In addition to the cod fillets, I bought frozen "langostino lobster" tails that are fully cooked and peeled.

They will be a change of pace from the whole-wheat pasta and sardines I make at home. A 2-pound bag from Chile was $22.99.

Unlike the jumbo lobster tails sold at Coscto, the langostino is preservative free, though salt is added, and they are actually from a shrimp-like sea creature, not a lobster.

The Organic Strawberry Spread uses fresh strawberries.

Two other purchases were Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread, made with sugar ($7.49 for a 42-ounce jar), and MaraNatha All-Natural Roasted Almond Butter ($5.99 for a 26-ounce jar).

I bought the sodium-free almond butter when I couldn't find Kirkland Signature Natural Creamy Peanut Butter.

When I got home, I stirred the oil at the top of the jar into the almond butter, and put the jar into the refrigerator to prevent separation.


  1. Does anyone know where the Kirkland Wild Alaskan Cod, which I love, is being processed?

    1. "Wild Alaskan cod"? I've seen wild Pacific True Cod and more recently wild Atlantic cod from Iceland.


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