Shoppers leave a Costco Wholesale Club store in Manassas, Virginia on October 16, 2012. Costco Wholesale Corporation is the seventh largest retailer in the world. As of July 2012, it was the fifth largest retailer in the United States, and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of October 2007, Costco is the largest retailer of wine in the world. Costco announced on October 16 the opening of its first store in Paris and continetal Europe for 2015.   AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo by KAREN BLEIER / AFP) (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP via Getty Images)
The Freezer Seafood You Should Absolutely Skip At Costco
By Stacie Adams
Costco has a variety of frozen seafood which is perfect for making a quick and easy dinner. The chain keeps its seafood fresh by utilizing a flash-freezing process, which many retailers use to preserve seafood and other products.
Chef and freelance food writer Lizzy Briskin relies on Costco for lots of essentials, but frozen salmon is not included in that list. She prefers the chain's fresh salmon, highlighting the potential textural issues that can arise when pre-seasoned seafood is subjected to "extended periods of freezing" and marination.
Upon cooking, you may find that the fish achieves a too-soft, soggy texture, as opposed to the delightful toothsome bite you're going for. Instead, Briskin recommends buying the reasonably priced fresh salmon from the Costco counter and seasoning it on your own.