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Bacalao
Most salt cod comes from Norway. When choosing look for white flesh and black skin - yellowing flesh denotes age. To use the fish needs to be soaked for 24-48 hours, frequently changing More…
Barracuda
A pike-like sea fish with long pointed jaws filled with razor-sharp teeth. It is a firm-textured fish with moderate fat content. The type most commonly found in the U.S. is the Pacific More…
Barramundi
(Lates calcarifer) Found in coastal waters, estuaries and lagoons, in clear to turbid water . A diadromous fish, inhabiting rivers before returning to the estuaries to spawn. A protandrous More…
Bass
Also known as sea perch, bass is a term that refers to numerous and often unrelated freshwater and saltwater fish. True basses include groupers, black sea bass, and the striped bass. More…
Belly-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…
Bigeye
The fat tuna, known as mebachi to the japanese, this cousin of the bluefin is becoming more popular as the number of bluefin decrease.
Bismark Herrings
Flat fillets of herring cured in a mixture of onions and spiced vinegar.
Black 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…
Black Lumpfish Caviar
Seasoned roe (eggs) taken from the north Atlantic black lumpfish before it spawns. Usually served as a starter, it is a cheaper alternative to the traditional caviar from the sturgeon.
Blackfish
A lean, delicately flavored Pacific Ocean fish that is popular in Chinese cookery. Also called " Black Trout" and " Chinese Steelhead." More…
Blue Crab
Named after its blue claws and dark blue-green shell, this crab is found along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. It is sold in both its soft and hard-shell stages. The " More…
Bluefin Tuna
The best and among the largest of tuna, the bluefin can weigh over 1,000 pounds. As bluefin age, their flesh turns from light to dark red and takes on a stronger flavor. It is now More…
Bluefish
A fatty, fine-textured fish that is also known as " bulldog of the ocean" because of its tenacity. Found in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Discard the dark oily More…
Bluegill
One of a large number of North American freshwater fish closely related to the perch. Known for their bright, sunny colors, bluegill are also known as " sunfish." More…
Bologna
An smooth mild Italian sausage variety.
Bombay duck
A small, semi-transparent fish that is found in the Arabian Sea off the west coast of India. They can be eaten fresh, but more commonly, they are sun-dried and often have asafoetida More…
Bombay Duck
(Harpodon nehereus) (Bombil; Nehare, Bamalohor; Bumla , Gulchi; Coco-mottah; Vanharavasi; Bumalo; Bumblim; Bummalo; Tenaga-mizutengu) The Bombay duck or bummalo (Harpadon nehereus, Bengali: More…
Bonito
Sort of half way between a mackerel and a tuna, bonito is the smallest of the tuna family, rarely weighing over 25 pounds. They range from moderate to high fat and are the most strongly More…
Boudin Blanc
A white French charcuterie sausage. A delicately flavoured creamy mixture about 15cm (6 inches) long made from pork and chicken, milk or cream, eggs, cereal, onion and light spices. They More…
Boudin noir
A black French charcuterie sausage. It contains pig's blood and the French spice mix quartre epices, and has a much stronger flavour then the white variety (boudin blanc). It is more More…
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