Cooking Glossary

Halibut
A large saltwater fish with lean, mild-flavored, white flesh.
Harissa
A spice mixture containing chilies, cumin, garlic, coriander and olive oil. It can be used as a condiment or a seasoning.
Headspace
The amount of space to leave at the top of a container to allow for expansion of food when frozen or processed.
Heavy cream
A rich dairy product with a butterfat content of at least 36 percent. Also known as whipping cream and double cream.
Hoisin sauce
A thick reddish-brown sauce made from fermented soybeans or wheat, garlic, vinegar, chilies, and sesame seeds. It is used as an ingredient or a seasoning.
Hollondaise
A rich creamy sauce, consisting mainly of butter, lemon juice and egg yolks.
Horseradish
A pungent, hot-tasting root sold fresh and whole, or grated and bottled (in a light vinegar) as a prepared sauce.