Q: What are some of the different types of seafood?
Well, everyone identifies fish as seafood, but there are actually
many types of fish. Fish ranges from bass to halibut to sardines
to salmon to tilapia and more. Another type of seafood is roe. Roe
is basically fish eggs. Caviar is specifically sturgeon roe, but
there is also salmon roe (ikura), herring roe (kazunoko), and others.
Another type of seafood is shellfish. There are crustaceans like
crab, lobster, shrimp, etc. And there are mollusks, like clams,
conch, oysters, mussels, snails, scallops, squid, octopus, etc.
Another type of seafood that is not often consumed in the United
States is echinoderms like sea cucumbers and uni.
Other frequently asked questions:
How long can I store my fresh seafood in the freezer?
What is the difference between farmed salmon and wild salmon?
I have heard that it is bad to eat some fish. Is this true?