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Mackerel
A long, slender saltwater fish. The flesh is firm and fatty, with a distinctive savory flavor. The most popular mackerel is the king mackerel, also known as the "kingfish." see More…
Mahi Mahi
Also called "dolphin fish." Although this fish is a dolphin, it is not a mammal. To avoid this confusion, the Hawaiian name "Mahi Mahi" is becoming prevalent. This fish More…
Malabar Sole
(cynoglossus semifasciatus, Cynoglossus macrostomus) (Nangu, ನಂಗು; Lep, Shivra, शिवरा, ळीप; Kukur jeebh; Nakkumeen; Manthal, മാന്തല്; Gipti, Jeeb, ગિપ્તી, જીબ; 大口舌鳎; Lengua malabárica; Langue More…
Merguez
A thin type of sausage made from beef and mutton, its red colour comes from red pepper seasoning. North African or Spanish in origin it can be fried or grilled and is commonly served with More…
Milkfish
An important food fish of the Indo-Pacific region that offers a tender, white flesh. Hawaiians use milkfish for making fish cakes and sashimi. Also called "awa."
Mocha
A variety of strong coffee with a distinctive bitter musky aroma - a variety of Arabica
Mollusc
a soft bodied animal usually with a shell: either one shell (known as. uni-valve) or two shells ( known as gastropods or bi-valve) or no shell (known as cephalopods)
Monkfish
This large low-fat, firm-textured salt-water fish has a mild, sweet flavor similar to lobster. Sometimes referred to as "poor man's lobster." Also called "Angler," More…
Moochim
A Korean-style dried fish with soy sauce.
Mullet
This term is used to describe several families of important food fish. In general, they are saltwater fish with a moderate to high fat content and flesh that is tender, white, and firm More…
Muskellunge
A freshwater pike that averages between 10 and 30 pounds. Some specimens, however have reached 60 pounds and up to six feet in length. Muskellunge offers a lean, firm, low-fat flesh.
Mussel
A popular bivalve mollusc with worldwide distribution. There are salt and freshwater varieties. The thin shell means there is more meat compared to the same weight of clams or oysters. The More…
Muttonfish
A marine fish of the eelpout family found mainly in the Pacific. The flesh is sweet and white and contains very few bones. Also called "ocean pout."
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