Seafood and Fish Recipes
Thom's Recipe File
According to Wikipedia,
"Seafood is any sea
or seaweed that is served as food or is suitable for eating, particularly
seawater animals, such as fish and shellfish (including mollusks and
crustaceans). By extension, in North America
although not generally in the United Kingdom, the term seafood is also
applied to similar animals from fresh water and all edible aquatic animals
are collectively referred to as seafood.
Edible seaweeds are rarely considered seafood, even though
they come from seawater and are widely eaten around the world. See the
category of sea vegetables.
The harvesting of seafood is known as fishing
the cultivation of seafood is known as aquaculture, mariculture, or simply
There are over 27,000 species of fish, making them the most diverse group of
vertebrates. However, only a small number of the total species are commonly
a food describes the edible parts of water-dwelling, cold-blooded
vertebrates with gills. Other edible water-dwelling animals such as
mollusks, crustaceans, and shellfish may also be classified as fish but are
often referred to as shellfish. Fish are highly perishable, so fresh fish is
only found near bodies of water, or where efficient refrigerated
transportation is available. Fish is also widely preserved through drying,
salting, freezing, and canning.
Fish is consumed as food all over the world; with
other seafoods, it provides the world's prime source of high-quality
protein: 14-16% of the animal protein consumed world-wide; over 1 billion
people rely on fish as their primary source of animal protein.
Fish is among the most common food allergens."