Saturday, September 17, 2016

A late-summer bounty of wild salmon, tomatoes, peaches and more

Grilled fresh wild sockeye salmon from Costco Wholesale in Teterboro ($9.99 a pound), in a thick sauce of Salsa Roja from Whole Foods Market, Costco's organic diced tomatoes and fresh lime juice. A 2.3-pound fillet fed four with leftovers at a cost of less than $6 a person.

Using spray oil on a grill pan that straddles two burners on the top of our stove, I cooked seven serving pieces of the wild salmon over medium-high heat for 6 minutes to 8 minutes,  turning them once.

I plated all of the salmon, added the sauce and ate mine with leftover organic quinoa prepared in an electric cooker with cherry tomatoes from our garden, organic black beans and peeled garlic cloves.
We pick the cherry tomatoes when they are still green and let them ripen on the kitchen counter.

A box of large mangoes from Brazil was $8.99 last Sunday at H Mart in Little Ferry.

This morning, I made a simple 10-inch frittata with egg whites, plenty of grated cheese, cherry tomatoes, store-bought Romana Tomatoes, red-pepper flakes, Costco's Organic No-Salt Seasoning and dried mint.

Large South Jersey peaches from Costco (6 pounds for $7.99) started rotting on the kitchen counter two days after my wife brought them home, so I refrigerated them overnight, then trimmed and grilled them on the stove top to eat with eggs or fish.
Red snappers weighing 3 pounds to 4 pounds were on sale for $6.99 a pound last Sunday at H Mart in Little Ferry. My wife seasoned the cleaned whole fish, stuffed it with fresh okra, wrapped it in aluminum foil and baked it in the oven at 375 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

A breakfast of Eggs in a Bowl, fried sweet plantains and a Spinach Empanada from Fusion Empanada, 838 Main St., Hackensack (1-201-880-9800).

For Eggs in a Bowl, my wife broke two whole organic eggs into an oven-proof bowl, seasoned them and added sweet pepper, onion and cherry tomatoes before baking them until the mixture browned on top.

My wife reheated two baked Shrimp Empanadas, one Lobster Empanada and one Spinach Empanada she picked up the day before ($3 for spinach, $3.50 for lobster or shrimp, including dipping sauces).

For a great side dish at any meal, I saute Earthbound Farm's Deep Green Blend of Organic Baby Kale, Chard and Spinach in olive and sesame oils, a little cheap sake and Costco's Organic No-Salt Seasoning, a blend of 21 spices and other ingredients. 

A 1.5-pound bag of the Deep Green Blend was $4.99 at the Costco Wholesale Business Center in Hackensack.


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