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Ocean Perch
This important commercial fish is not a true perch, but is rather a member of the rockfish group. Also known as "sea perch."
Ocean Pout
A marine fish of the eelpout family found mainly in the Pacific. The flesh is sweet and white and contains very few bones. Sometimes called a "muttonfish."
Oceanic 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 "aku."
Octopus
This cephalapod, related to the squid and the cuttlefish, can reach 50 feet in length. It features a highly flavorful meat that tends to be a bit on the rubbery side. Octopus is eaten raw, More…
Offal
(Abats) The general term for parts of an animal other than Meat (muscle tissue).This includes internal edible parts of animals especially organs and glands andalso extremities such as feet, More…
Ono
The Hawaiian name for "Wahoo," a marine fish whose flesh compares favorably with Albacore. It provides a moderate to high-fat flesh that is white and slightly sweet. In Hawaii, More…
Orange Roughy
A New Zealand area fish with lean, white flesh that is firm and mild. Also called "Slimeheads" (by fishermen--not by fish vendors). This popular fish can be poached, baked, More…
Oyster
A bivalve mollusc with a rough gray shell. The flesh varies from creamy beige to pale gray; the flavor from salty to bland; the texture from tender to firm. The Atlantic oysters otherwise More…
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