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Calamari
This ten-armed cephalopod, commonly known as " squid," is related to the octopus. They vary in size from 1 inch to 80 feet in length. The meat is firm and chewy, More…
Calico Bass
One of a large number of North American freshwater fish closely related to the perch. Known for their bright, sunny colors, calico bass are also known as " sunfish." More…
California Sheepshead
A saltwater fish belonging to the wrasse family. Also called " sheepshead," " fathead," and " redhead." Its meat is More…
Candlefish
A rich and oily mild-flavored fish. This variety of smelt is so named because Indians sometimes run a wick through their high-fat flesh and use them for candles. Also known as the More…
Capocollo
A specialty of the Parma region of Italy, capocollo is a sausage made from pork shoulder and flavoured with sweet red peppers. It is pressed (rather than chopped), put into casings, and air More…
Capon
The term for a castrated chicken that is fed a special diet until it is slaughtered at the age of 6 to 9 months.
Carp
This freshwater fish ranges from 2 to 7 pounds and has a lean white flesh. It is the primary ingredient for the Jewish dish called " gefilte fish." More…
Catfish
This fish is firm, low in fat, and has a mild flavor. Most catfish are fresh water varieties, but there is a salt water variety that called the " hogfish." The More…
Catla
(Gibelion catla) Originally confined to the plains north of Krishna, but has been transplanted to all river systems and reared in the tanks and reservoirs . Population is declining due to More…
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