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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Special Vocabulary: Seafood

Seafood is food made from fish or other sea animals (such as shrimp and lobsters). The harvesting (= collecting) of seafood is called fishing. Seafood is rich in protein, and is usually thought as healthy food.
Seafood includes fish, shellfish (moluscos) and roe (= eggs of fish eaten as food). Shellfish (marisco) is a culimary term which includes crustaceans and mollusks.

* Types of seafood 

Bass: róbalo
Blowfish: pez globo
Catfish: bagre
Caviar: caviar
Clam: almeja
Crab: cangrejo
Cockle: berberecho
Cod: bacalao
Drum (also croaker, hardhead): corvina
Eel: anguila
Hake: merluza
Herring: arenque
Lobster: langosta
Mackerel: caballa
Mussel: mejillón
Octopus: pulpo
Oyster: ostra
Pollock: abadejo
Prawn: camarón
Sardine: sardina
Salmon: salmón
Shark: tiburón
Shrimp: langostino
Silverside: cornalito
Snail: caracol
Sole: lenguado
Squid: calamar
Swordfish: pez espada
Trout: trucha
Tuna: atún

Anchovy: anchoa

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