Chef Dale Talde Joins the Sam’s Club “Simply Delicious Chef Brigade”

Bentonville, Arkansas based club store Sam’s Club Sam’s announced that Dale Talde, celebrity chef and owner of Talde and the soon-to-be opened Pork Slope Restaurant, both in New York, joins the Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade to help families serve up healthy, restaurant-quality meals in their own backyard. The Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade supports the recently launched Pr

This summer, Chef Talde created easy to grill, flavorful meal solutions using high quality seafood, meats and fresh, peak-season produce from Sam’s Club including Shrimp Salad made right on the grill and a Korean Grilled Rib Eye with Pickled Peaches. Chef Talde’s grilling recipes and demonstration video are now on the SamsClub.com/meals “Tips & Videos” tab along with photos and printable recipes on the SamsClub.com/meals “Easy Recipes” tab.

“The summer months are ripe with nutrient-packed ingredients plucked at their peak of freshness,” says Chef Talde. “The warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to pair your favorite meats with marinades inspired by seasonal fruits. From cherries and peaches to nectarines and pluots, the first-rate stone fruit available at Sam’s Club adds a healthy kick of sweetness to salads, sauces and desserts.”

Sam’s Club is committed to providing customers with fresh, peak-season fruits that are bursting with flavor and nutrients. Each Northwest cherry found at Sam’s Club is handpicked by passionate produce experts from growers dedicated to innovations in freshness and sustainability, ensuring the highest quality at an exceptional value.

Inspired by seasonal produce, Chef Talde combines protein-rich shrimp, sweet, antioxidant-rich Northwest cherries and fresh avocados for a salad to serve as a main meal or light summer side dish for healthy eating any day of the week.

Grilled Shrimp, Avocado and Cherry Salad Prep Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients:

2 lbs Shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 oz Garlic
3 oz TABASCO
4 oz Olive Oil
1 lb Northwest Cherries, pitted
2 Avocados, halved
2 Limes, juiced
1 bunch Cilantro
3 oz Roma Tomatoes, medium diced
3 tbs Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Peel and devein shrimp. Combine shrimp with garlic, TABASCO and olive oil. Let marinate for one hour.

Meanwhile, take halved avocados and season with salt and pepper. Place on grill skin side up and grill for two minutes. Turn 45 degrees for nice hatch marks. Reserve.

On the same grill, add shrimp. Cook two to three minutes on each side until cooked through.

In a bowl, add cherries, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper.

Add sliced grilled avocado and tomatoes. Give a light toss and plate. Place cooked shrimp on top.

“Summer at Sam’s Club means our aisles are stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients to inspire Members throughout grilling season,” said Shawn Baldwin, senior vice president of fresh/freezer/cooler and demos at Sam’s Club. “Our members gather at the grill more than ever in the summer and we want to provide healthy meal solutions that honor our 200% guarantee. From peak-season cherries and stone fruit to butcher-cut steaks and sweet corn, Sam’s Club provides simply delicious ideas for every grilling occasion.”

Now in its second year, the Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade features nationally renowned restaurant and pastry chefs who create simple, flavorful meal ideas and show families that cooking at home with can be just as delicious as dining out. Visit SamsClub.com/meals for ongoing announcements about the Simply Delicious Chef Brigade program, including new recipes, videos, tips and other featured cooking content.



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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.