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Pacific Mackerel
Also called the "chub," this species of Pacific mackerel is also found in the Mediterranean. Like other mackerels, this fish is fatty and has a strong flavor.
Pancetta
An Italian cured pork with spices which is rolled. Pancetta can be eaten raw and is often used as a flavouring agent in sauces, pasta fillings, roasts and vegetables.
Parma Ham
The famous sweet italian ham which is dry cured and pressed. It is usually eaten raw accompanied by fruit or delicate vegetables.
Parrot Fish
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fish, especially those of the family Scaridae. These fish are called parrot fish because of the brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws. More…
Pastrami
A seasoned preserved meat made from dry-cured salt beef . The seasonings can include cloves, garlic, cinnamon, ground pepper, red peppers, allspice and coriander seeds. Popularly served as More…
Perch
Any of a number of spiny-finned freshwater fish found in North America and Europe. The best known U.S. perch is the "yellow perch." Perch have a mild, firm, low-fat flesh. The More…
Pickerel
A small (between two and three pound) variety of the freshwater pike. Pickerel are know for their lean, firm flesh.
Pike
A family of fish that includes the pike, pickerel, and the muskellunge. These freshwater fish have long bodies, pointed heads, vicious teeth, and provide a lean, firm, bony flesh. Used in More…
Pink Perch
(Nemipterus japonicus; Bassi,Bassij; Baga japonesa; Cohana japonaise; Rain, રૈન; Madmal, Madumagala, ಮದಮಲ್, ಮದುಮಾಗಲ; Puthiyappalla, Puthiyappalla-kora, പുതിയപല്ല, പുതിയപല്ലകോര,പുതിയാപ്പള More…
Pink Salmon
A lower fat variety of salmon. Also called the "humpback salmon."
Plaice
A mild flavored flatfish distinguishable by its orange spots. Prepared and cooked as Sole.
Pollack
This low to moderate fat fish has firm, white, flesh with a delicate, somewhat sweet flavor. Pollack is often used to make imitation crab meat. Also known as "Coalfish" or More…
Pollyfish
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fish, especially those of the family Scaridae. These fish are called parrot fish because of the brilliant coloring and the shape of their jaws. More…
Pomfret
This small, high-fat fish has a tender texture and a rich, sweet flavor. Found off the coast of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, this fish is also called the "butterfish." More…
Pompano
This saltwater fish is a succulent, fine-textured fish with a mild delicate flavor. This expensive, moderately fat fish is considered by many experts as America's finest fish.
Porgy
Also know as "Scup" or "Porgie." These saltwater fish are generally lean, and coarse-grained. Porgy is often grilled, poached, and pan-fried.
Prosciutto
Italian word for ham, it is used to describe a salt-cured and air-dried ham coming from Italy. The meat is pressed to produce a firm texture, then sliced very thinly. Parma ham is a true More…
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