- The Native American name for the (East Coast)
hard-shelled clam. Quahog is also sometimes used
to describe very large clams.
Quart - A measure of volume in the U.S.
system; 32 fluid ounces equal 1 quart and 4 quarts
equal one gallon.
Quenelle - A poached dumpling, usually
made of meat or fish.
Quesadilla - A flour tortilla filled, folded,
then cooked. The filling usually contains shredded
cheese, but may also include ground meat, refried
Queso - The Spanish word for cheese.
Queso Fresco Cheese - A fresh Mexican cheese
similar to farmer cheese or cottage cheese. This
white, slightly salty cheese is available in Latin
markets and many supermarkets; also called queso
Quiche - This dish is a pastry crust filled
with a savory egg custard which usually includes
cheese, seasonings, vegetables, and other ingredients.
It's typically baked in a shallow, straight-sided,
fluted baking dish.
Quick Bread - Quick bread is made with
baking soda or baking powder, which is why it's
Quince - This yellow-skinned fruit looks
and tastes like a cross between an apple and a
pear. Its texture and flavor make it better cooked
than raw. Its high pectin content make it ideal
for use in jams, jellies, and preserves.
Quinoa - Quinoa is a protein rich grain
which is also high in unsaturated fat and lower
in carbohydrates than most grains. It may be used
in any dish in place of rice or similar grains.