Seafood – A to Z

Index – Fish and Seafood

There are a number of fish and seafood items we have used in our recipes or referenced in our world cuisine pages. This is the sub-index for the fish and seafood items that we have listed in the glossary. Each listing has information, availability, substitution, and nutritional data where applicable.Read More
Octopus

Octopus

Information on Octopus including usage, buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more. Octopuses have an enjoyable mild flavour, with a texture similar to that of squids, though more dense.Read More
Loligo Squid

Squids, Calamari and Cuttlefish

Squid is a popular food in many parts of the world. In many of the languages around the Mediterranean sea, squid are referred to by a term related to the Italian calamari (singular calamaro), which in English has become a culinary name for Mediterranean dishes involving squid, especially fried squid (fried calamari).Read More
Albacore

Albacore

Information on Albacore including buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more.Read More
Marlin (Striped) Tetrapturus audax

Striped Marlin

Information on Striped Marlin including buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more.Read More
Billfish

Billfish

Billfish are popular with game fishermen, but some are also increasingly popular as table fishRead More
Vongole

Vongole

Information on the bivalve mollusc Vongole including buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more.Read More
Bailer Shell

Bailer Shell

Bailer Shells (Zidoninae subfamily) are large, smooth, cream-coloured, spiral-coiled, oval shells with orange-brown zigzag markings; their name comes from their use for bailing out boats. The most common, false bailer shell with its distinctive orange foot, is harvested off the south-east coast, while a very similar, but less commonly seen, black-footed species is found along the central to north coast of NSW. The larger melon shells are also a member of this group. Read More
Red Emperor

Red Emperor

Information on Red Emperor including buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more.Read More

Swordfish

Information on Swordfish including buying guide, storing guide, cooking methods, substitutes and more.Read More