Everyone knows they should eat more fish. Fish is one of the healthiest proteins to consume, but it can be difficult to keep fresh filets on hand without going to the supermarket every other day. Enter Costco. Shoppers of this beloved discount warehouse rave about the fresh and frozen seafood selection. Here's the best seafood they love to buy at Costco and what they use it for throughout the week.
Although price inflation has created a drastic increase in grocery store prices, thankfully, grocery stores such as Costco are able to keep things relatively affordable for shoppers — including the plethora of fresh and frozen seafood. And according to a recent Reddit thread, Costco shoppers love finding clever ways to cook up their favorite fish recipes at home. If you love fish sandwiches, fish tacos, and a few trips down memory lane (hello, fish sticks!), here are some of the best seafood products to buy on your next warehouse run. Plus, don't miss 5 Surprising Side Effects of Eating Fish, According to Science.
Morey's Marinated Wild Alaskan Salmon
The original creator of the thread that started it all, Reddit user u/Illnasty2 says they tried Morey's Wild Alaskan Salmon and found it to be fantastic—and asked for other tasty frozen food finds. With six ready-to-go fillets in one box, this frozen salmon makes for an easy meal when you need something healthy in a pinch.
Trident Seafoods Alaskan Salmon Burgers
For an easy weeknight dinner, a few Reddit commentators on the above thread say their trick is to stock up on these salmon burgers for quick, tasty sandwiches during the week. One fan likens her creation to a "grown-up fish sandwich." Another recommends trying them with "Kirkland pesto or mayo, garlic, lemon, dill, and capers." But don't stop there, make your meal keto by crumbling the burger over a Costco Caesar salad, says another.
Kirkland Signature Tilapia Loins
These individually-wrapped tilapia filets are perfect for quick fish tacos. "I've thawed these out, hit them on all sides with some Spice Islands taco seasoning, stashed them in the fridge for an hour, seared them in cast iron, and sliced them for 'blackened' Baja tacos," one reviewer wrote. "I put [shredded] cabbage in a bowl and toss it with some oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Warm up some tortillas and pour the Kirkland margaritas!" You could also try this tried-and-true recipe: A Healthier Fish Tacos With Tilapia and Avocado Recipe
Trident Seafoods Wild Alaskan Beer Battered Cod
Why try making messy beer-battered fish when the premade version is just as good? At least this is one reviewer's philosophy, who said they stopped making their own beer-battered cod when the Costco version was "good enough for the time saved." "They're really good in the air fryer," writes another. "Better than any other battered frozen fish we've tried."
Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
Packages with these individually-wrapped Sockeye Salmon filets are popular too. "I have a bag in the freezer at all times!" writes one commenter.
Trident Seafoods The Ultimate Fish Stick
Were you obsessed with fish sticks as a kid? Well, apparently the Costco version will have you falling in love with this frozen staple all over again. "They're not just for kids," writes one fan. "We cook them in our air fryer and make fish sandwiches with some homemade tarter sauce."
Ahi Tuna Steaks
For a startingly cheap price for fish, you can get 27 portions of Ahi Tuna Steaks when you buy the 10-pound bag at Costco for just $160. "It thaws beautifully and is delicious," says one reviewer. "I think it is a great value, as long as you have the freezer space." Plus, you'll be able to easily whip up this Seared Ahi Tuna in a Ginger Scallion Sauce any time.
Wild Caught Deep Sea Snapper
For easy meal prep, fans of this fish say it's worth baking up a whole bag of frozen red snapper to use throughout the week, which works well for easy dinners and salads.
Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod Loins
Another easy fish to buy frozen and individually wrapped, the Alaskan Cod is a treasured favorite for many Costco shoppers. "It is easy to keep in the freezer for a long time," says one. "I make baked 'cracker crumb cod' with them, which is often seen in New England."
"I have some of the frozen cod still chilling in my freezer, and 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers that I wasn't planning on using," says another. "So this will be an idea to tuck away for later."