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Abalone
A univalve mollusc also known as Ormer or Sea Ear, which can be found along the coasts of California, Mexico, Japan and rarely on Europe. The edible portion is the " adductor More…
Abalone
A univalve mollusc also known as Ormer or Sea Ear, which can be found along the coasts of California, Mexico, Japan and rarely on Europe. The edible portion is the "adductor More…
Ahi
A type of tuna that can reach about 300 pounds in weight. They feature a pale pink flesh that is relatively mild. Also called " Yellowfin tuna." More…
Aida
A way of serving flatfish fillets similar to florentine but with the addition of paprika to mornay sauce and spinach.
Aku
This small tuna (6 to 8 pounds) has a light-colored meat similar to yellowfin. The Japanese call this fish " Katsuo."
Akule
This marine fish, found near Hawaii, is normally served salted and dried. Also known as " Bigeye Scad."
Alaskan Cod
This saltwater fish, which is not a true cod, has a soft textured flesh and a mild flavor. Its high fat content makes it a good fish for smoking. Also called " More…
Albacore
A highly prized, mild-flavored tuna that weighs between 10 and 60 pounds. This high-fat fish is the only tuna that can honestly be called " white." It is the most More…
Alewife
One of the most popular members of the herring family, the alewife is anadromous (it spawns in fresh water). This fish provides high-fat flesh with a fine, soft, texture. More…
Alligator
A large aquatic reptile that grows up to 19 feet in length. The meat is generally only available in its native regions--Louisiana and the Gulf States. Alligators feature meat ranging More…
Amberjack
A lean, mild fish found along the South Atlantic coast. Difficult to find in markets; usually sold whole.
Anchovy
There are many species of small, silvery fish known as " anchovies," but the true anchovy comes from the Mediterranean and southern European coastlines. Anchovy is More…
Angler Fish
This large low-fat, firm-textured salt-water fish has a mild, sweet flavor that compares with lobster. Sometimes referred to as " poor man's lobster." Also called More…
Arctic Bonito
This small tuna (6 to 8 pounds) has a light-colored meat similar to yellowfin. The Japanese call this fish " katsuo" and the Hawaiians call it " More…
Arctic Char
The Arctic char is distributed throughout the polar regions and is the most northerly distributed of char, it is often sold smoked and is now becoming commonly found on restaurant More…
Awa
An important food fish of the Indo-Pacific region that offers a tender, white flesh. Hawaiians use Awa for making fish cakes and sashimi. Also called " Milkfish." More…
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