Smoked & Dried Fish
Alaska smoked cod See kippered black cod.
bacalao See salt cod.
bummalo See Bombay duck.
bonito, dried = katsuobushi = katsuo-bushi Notes: Bonito are related to mackerel, and the Japanese dry them and use them in soups. They're often shaved into thin flakes called bonito flakes or hanakatsuo.
bonito flakes = dried bonito flakes = hanakatsuo = hana-katsuo = Pronunciation: buh-NEE-toe Notes: This includes kezuribushi = kezuri-bushi, a version with smaller flakes.
dried bonito flakes See bonito flakes.
dried crayfish Substitutes: dried shrimp
dried salted codfish See salt cod.
dried shrimp Substitutes: dried crayfish OR cooked baby shrimp (less pungent flavor)
Finnan Haddie = smoked haddock Substitutes: smoked sturgeon OR smoked salmon
fish balls fish paste
gravlax = gravadlax = gravlox Substitutes: lox
hanakatsuo See bonito flakes.
kamaboko = fish paste cake Notes: This colorful Japanese specialty is made of a fish paste that's been molded into logs or half-logs. Substitutes: surimi
kezuribushi See bonito flakes.
kippered black cod = Alaska smoked cod = smoked sablefish =smoked sable Substitutes: smoked salmon OR smoked cod
lox Shopping hints: Look for this in the deli section of your grocery stores. Substitutes: nova (This is more expensive, but less salty.) OR other kinds of smoked salmon OR other kinds of smoked fish
monkfish liver = foie de lotte = ankimo = monkfish foie gras Notes: This exquisite Japanese delicacy has the texture and richness of a choice pâté de foie gras. It's usually poached, steamed, or sautéed before serving in order. Look for it in well-stocked Japanese markets. Substitutes: pâté
nova Substitutes: Scotch salmon (similar, and considered better than nova) OR lox (less expensive, saltier)
salt cod = bacalao = dried salted codfish Substitutes: fresh cod (milder flavor)
Scotch salmon Substitutes: nova (similar, but not as well regarded) OR lox (less expensive, saltier)
shrimp powder = ground dried shrimp To make your own: Mix dried shrimp in a food processor until pulverized.
smoked haddock See Finnan Haddie.
smoked sable See kippered black cod.
smoked sablefish See kippered black cod.
smoked sprats Notes: These come in cans packed in oil. Northern Europeans like them on hearty bread. Substitutes: sardines
smoked whitefish Notes: This is delicious in salads. Look for it in upscale delis.
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