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New York Chef and Sam’s Club® Grill up a Healthy Twist on Summer Meals

BENTONVILLE, ARK., July 31, 2012 –The saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. This summer, families are happily heeding this advice. According to a new poll from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 85 percent of people prefer cooking outdoors on the grill rather than inside on the stove during the warm summer months.  Dale Talde, celebrity chef and owner of the new Pork Slope Restaurant 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.

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 “Tips & Videos” tab along with photos and printable recipes on the “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 Members 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. And with the 200% satisfaction guarantee* on crisp produce, fresh meats, savory seafood and gourmet-to-go desserts, families can feel secure about the quality of ingredients they are grilling this summer.

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


  • 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


  • Peel and devein shrimp. Combine shrimp with garlic, TABASCOand 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 ongoing announcements about the Simply Delicious Chef Brigade program, including new recipes, videos, tips and other featured cooking content.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 34 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit, and look for Sam’s Club on TwitterFacebook, Pinterest and our Mobile and iPad® Apps.

*Sam’s Club will double the Member’s money back or refund of the original purchase price and replacement of Fresh product. The 200% Guarantee applies only to paid members with SAMS CLUB. It does not apply to 1-Day or other Passes. Non-members may return fresh product for their purchase price only.