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Coho Salmon
This high-fat variety of salmon provides a firm-textured, pink to orange-red flesh. Also called the " silver salmon."
Colbert
where the backbone and bones are removed leaving the fillets attached to the head usually either Sole or Whiting.
Colére
Is French for angry and is where the fish is skinned, eyes, gills and fins removed, it is panéd and the tail bent around into the mouth this is usually associated with whiting More…
Crab
Any of a large variety of 10-legged crustaceans (shelled animals). There are freshwater and salt water varieties. It is the second most popular shellfish. (Shrimp is the most popular.) More…
Crappie
One of a large number of North American freshwater fish closely related to the perch. Known for their bright, sunny colors, crappie are also known as " sunfish." More…
Crayfish
Also called " Crawfish" and " crawdads." Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans that look like tiny lobsters. Crayfish can be prepared in any More…
Croaker
Any of a variety of fish named for the peculiar drumming or deep croaking noise they make. These fish are firm and low in fat. The croaker family includes the black croaker, black drum, More…
Crépine
A thin membrane veined with fat that encloses the stomach of animals - used to make crépinettes. Also known as cawl or toilette, it is used to hold together ingredients in certain dishes More…
Cusk
A large saltwater fish related to the cod. It has a firm, lean flesh. Also called " tusk" or " torsk."
Cuttlefish
A relative of the squid and octopus, the cuttlefish has ten arms that can reach up to 16 inches in length. " Sarume," which is available in ethnic stores, is More…
Dab
This flatfish is variety of flounder that features a sweet, firm flesh.
Dollarfish
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…
Dolphin Fish
Also called "Mahi Mahi" and "Dorado." Although this fish is a dolphin, it is not a mammal. To avoid confusion, the Hawaiian name "Mahi Mahi" is becoming More…
Drum
Any of a variety of fish named for the drumming or deep croaking noise they make. These fish are firm and low in fat. The drum family include the black croaker, black drum, hardhead, More…
Eel
A long snake-like fish with smooth scaleless skin and a rich, sweet, and firm flesh. Eels, which are considered a fatty fish, are very popular in Europe and Japan.
En Lorgette
Where the cleaned and skinned fish as above is filletted leaving the fillets attached to head and then each fillet is rolled towards the head - again usually associated with whiting.
Eulachon
A rich and oily mild-flavored variety of smelt fish. The eulachon is also called the "candlefish" because Indians sometimes run a wick through their high-fat flesh and use them More…
European Turbot
A highly prized flatfish found in European waters. This fish has a lean, firm white flesh and a mild flavor. Turbot is also the market name for several varieties of flounder fished from More…
Faggot
A ball of coarsley minced liver and pork mixed with herbs, onion and breadcrumbs usually wrapped in Crépine. Typically served in a thickened gravy with onions and mushy peas! There are many More…
Fathead
A saltwater fish belonging to the wrasse family. Also called "California sheepshead." Its meat is white, tender, and lean.
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