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Monday, June 5, 2017

Fresh wild salmon lands at Teterboro Costco: Try it with tomatoes, fresh herbs

Fresh wild Sockeye Salmon from Alaska's Copper River, right, was offered today at Costco Wholesale in Teterboro next to trays of farmed salmon, left. The color and taste of fresh wild salmon can't be matched by its farmed cousins.
Fresh wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with a reduction of organic diced tomatoes, red wine and lemon juice, and fresh herbs.


-- HACKENSACK, N.J.

By VICTOR E. SASSON
EDITOR

Two and a half weeks after Alaska's Copper River opened for the season, fillets of fresh wild sockeye salmon went on sale today at Costco Wholesale in Teterboro.

If the past is any guide, the Teterboro Costco will offer fresh wild sockeye, coho and king salmon from the United States and Canada until October.

That's roughly four months of enjoying one of the world's greatest fish for eating.

I bought a 1.7 pound skin-on sockeye salmon fillet ($16.99 a pound), added a little sea salt and cooked seven serving pieces on a preheated stove-top grill over a medium-high flame for a total of eight minutes, turning them once.

I topped the fish with a reduction of organic diced tomatoes, red wine, lemon juice and seasonings, and threw on chopped fresh mint, oregano and rosemary from my garden.

Just outstanding. As good as I remember from last year. As the weeks go by, the price of fresh wild salmon is expected to go down to around $10 a pound.

The sockeye I bought today in Teterboro was $2 more a pound than at a Costco in Alaska last week.




My stove-top grill straddles two gas burners, and I use spray oil before adding the fish skin-side down.
Other wild fish offered at Costco today included, clockwise from top, Icelandic Cod ($7.99 a pound), Ahi Tuna ($13.99 a pound), Monk Fish ($9.99 a pound) and Pacific Halibut ($19.99 a pound), not shown.
Quick-cooking fresh wild Ocean Perch fillets ($5.49 a pound) also were available at the Teterboro warehouse. 
Whole Ocean Perch at the Super H Mart in Ridgefield on Sunday.
Two of the instant coupons available to Costco members in Teterboro until June 25 are $2.30 off on two 40-ounce jars of Victoria White Linen Marinara (about $3.25 a jar), above, and $4 off Dannon Oikos no-fat Blended Greek Yogurt, which has only 6 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce container. That's 18 containers for $8.99 or about 50 cents each.
DETAILS: The Costco Wholesale at 2 Teterboro Landing Drive, in the Teterboro Landing Shopping Center off Route 46, is open 7 days. Weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. You don't have to be a member to use the Costco Gas Station in Teterboro.