Pat Volchok’s Grilled Trout Appetizer
Whole trout make a wonderful appetizer.
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 Clear Springs Foods whole trout
Combine soy sauce, rosemary, honey and lemon juice.
Marinate trout in refrigerator about 1 hour. Grill over
medium-high coals about 5 minutes per side, basting
occasionally, until it flakes easily. Serve with crusty bread.
Makes 12 servings, depending on size of fish.
Clear Springs Foods
To bone whole trout
11.Cut along entire length
of backbone, steadying
trout with fork.
3.Lift away bone structure and tail from top
fillet. Remove head
from bottom fillet.
2. Leaving cut fillet with
head on plate, flip top
portion of trout over
Handle with Care …
Winters’ Meat Tips
and Barbecue Sauce
He’s been in the meat
business for more than 35
years and with Costco’s fresh
meat department since its
inception in June 1987. So
if there’s one person who
knows his Costco meats,
it’s Charlie Winters, vice
president of fresh meat
operations. The program,
which originally offered just
a small selection of deli
and meat products, has been
so successful that Costco
is now one of the largest
buyers of fresh meat in any
category in the United States.
Charlie Winters’ Favorite Barbecue Sauce
10 ounces pre-made barbecue sauce
1 ounce apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients and mix well. This is especially
good poured over ribs and marinated in the refrigerator for
24 hours. Grill or cook at low heat until the meat reaches
an internal temperature of 165°F. Makes 6 servings.
Charlie says,“The program,
then as now, focuses on the
basic Costco tenet of safe,
quality products representing
exemplary value to members.
We’ve taken the extra steps
necessary with our fresh
meat program to guarantee
the finest for our members,
even though taking the easy
way out would have been so seafood from other foods • Costco grinds extra-lean
much simpler. Doing what’s in your shopping cart, ground beef at only 12
best is the only way we’ll in the refrigerator and on percent fat.
do business. ” cutting surfaces. • Costco’s lamb loins and
When asked to discuss the • Use zipper-lock bags to pork chops are individ-basicsofhomemeat-handling, stopcross-contamination uallytrimmed.
he doesn’t mince words. in the refrigerator. • The vacuum-packaged
• Cross-contamination of • Always wash hands, cutting (oxygen removed) meats
fresh meat is the most boards, dishes and utensils at Costco are identical
likely cause of food-borne with hot, soapy water after to those wrapped in the
illness, so remember the they come in contact with raw traditional manner. They
4 C’s of food safety: clean, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs stay fresher.
cook and combat cross- and unwashed produce. • Costco is now the largest
contamination by separating He is also pleased to share some purchaser of fresh boneless
raw meat, poultry and Costco meat information. pork loins in the country.