Fresh, wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets, grilled on the stovetop and topped with organic diced tomatoes and fresh herbs from my garden, above and below.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Tonight, I'm planning to make a big dinner of fresh, wild Sockeye Salmon grilled with ripe peaches and topped with pesto and garden herbs.
My wife just called from Costco Wholesale in Teterboro, where the skin-on fillets are $14.99 a pound -- $2 less than when the first-of-the season sockeye appeared on June 16.
I grill serving portions of the wild salmon on a stovetop grill, skin side down for about 4 minutes, then flipping them for an additional 3 to 4 minutes for medium.
On my wife's last visit to Costco six days ago, there was very little fresh sockeye to choose from -- only two trays, each weighing more than 2 pounds, and I asked her to buy another wild fish instead.
On Tuesday, I saw fresh, wild sockeye at Whole Foods Market in Paramus for about $29 a pound.
Meanwhile, I received and cashed my 2% reward certificate from Costco on renewal of my Executive Membership, which now cost $120 a year.
The certificate was for $192.56, covering purchases in the Teterboro warehouse and the Costco Business Center in Hackensack.
That was in addition to the $365 in cash rebates I received in February by using Costco's no-fee Visa credit card to buy gasoline (4% back), restaurant meals (3% back) and travel, plus food and other items at Costco.
Shrink-wrapped trays of fresh, wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets showed up at the Costco Wholesale in the Teterboro Landing Shopping Center off of Route 46 for the first time this year on June 16.
Costco's Seafood Road Show also was visiting the Teterboro warehouse on June 16, a Saturday. Wild Cooked Red King Crab Legs and Claws ($22.99 a pound), above, and Wild Cold-Water Lobster Tails ($21.99 a pound) were among the frozen seafood available.
On June 17, Father's Day, I used the one Red King Crab Leg and one Claw I bought to make a salad with chopped sweet pepper, onion and celery, dressed with Dijon mustard, fresh lime juice and cumin, and added fresh mint and other herbs from my garden.