Food Words

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Hamache
Yellowtail.

Haricot vert
A green string bean with French attitude.

Hoisin
A mixture of soybeans, garlic, chilli peppers and spices, hoisin is a thick, dark-brown sauce, used as a condiment to accompany Chinese meat, poultry and shellfish dishes.

Hoisin sauce
A mahogany-colored, sweet and tangy blend of soy, garlic, chile and spices; used in Chinese

Hollandaise
An emulsion of egg yolks, lemon juice and hot melted butter, the smooth, rich sauce is often an accompaniment to vegetable, fish and egg dishes.

Hominy
Dried corn kernels from which the hull and germ have been removed.

Huitlacoche
See "Cuitlacoche."

Hummus
Mashed chickpeas flavored with lemon juice, garlic and oil.

Hyssop
Any of various herbs in the mint family. The slightly bitter leaves are sometimes used in salads and soups.