|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.