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How do you cook your CARP?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by PACKIN' PLASTIC, May 30, 2002.

  1. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

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    I have only pickled them, but I have some in the freezer to try other methods:)


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  2. method

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    I've never done it, but I've heard of them smoked whole and sliced like a loaf of bread. Same guy also talked of charcoal grilling, letting the fat drip through.
     


  3. Blasko

    Blasko Knob Creek MX-5

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    Someone actually blew up a carp in the lab microwave here at work. The innards hanging from the top surface was pretty bad but the smell was truly awful. The oven was retired....
     
  4. sooner pete

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    I dont eat them,but alot of people pressure cook them.
     
  5. only folks i know that would eat carp are poor folks!
     
  6. flyboy5432H

    flyboy5432H Pull.Mark.Bird.

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    take one carp, whole but gutted

    season to taste with salt and pepper

    place on a pine board for cooking

    place in oven at 400 degrees for a half hour

    remove carp and board

    discard carp

    eat pine board

    ;f ;a ;f

    in all honesty, i've had carp, and it's not bad when it comes from a clean waterway, cook it like you would any other stronger tasting fish...
     
  7. mhambi

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    That's the kicker. Dip in egg then a mixture of fine cornmeal, s&p, basil, and pan fry. Carp from around here aren't very good.
     
  8. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

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    when i was a kid my old man and i used to snag carp at a place called "hot waters" in the winter. the factory nearby released it's cooling water into the lake so it wouldn't freeze. there was a guy there who would buy the carp and shad off us for $.50 a piece. he made soup out of them by putting them through a meat grinder into a 5 gallon bucket. he said it was really good, but i don't usually take the word of a man with one tooth.

    we cut one of the shad open once and the contents of it's stomach was this black tar-like substance.

    so i guess you could try the soup ;f
     
  9. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

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    For you carp-bashers,

    I have tried common carp and grass carp, grass carp are a bit better. Both are very good when pickled, pike or walleye wouldn't be any better.

    My only problem is they are a PITA to clean.

    I guess I'll try method's methods;f



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  10. ewert

    ewert Glockin' Winger

    I personally have not cooked carp, but when I was younger we used to fish the Mississippi river for them. We could sell the 5 - 10 pounders for up to $5 to the Hmongs that were fishing there with us. It was pretty much a good time had by all. They are fun to catch, but I wouldn't eat one...at least out of the Mississippi.
     
  11. pp

    you ever tried smoking carp ?

    its pretty damn good!
     
  12. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

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    No, I've only pickled it.

    I've never even smoked salmon:(

    I gotta get a smoker:cool:



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  13. mhambi

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    I remember the episode on Beverly Hillbillies when Jethros hippie friends were trying to smoke some crawdads...


    Smoked salmon is delicious.
     
  14. sooner pete

    sooner pete STOOPS FOR PRES

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    P.P.if you think carp and walleye are the same on the taste meter,then you have ate way to much pickled carp.
     
  15. TJC

    TJC "No Compromise" Millennium Member

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    Even us NJ people wouldn't eat a Carp. We cut them into little pieces and use them for bait for the catfish.

    Can't think of anything else to do with them. ;e
     
  16. cannoncocker

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    Ive steamed them raked the meat off the bone with a fork alot of bones!Deep fried the meat and made a spicy thai salad with it.Its Called padook(catfish) foo but we used carp instead of catfish excellent.
    ;c whith this ofcourse:cool:
     
  17. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

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    My Granddad's farm was on the New River in Virginia. When someone caught a large carp they would put it in the spring creek which flowed under the footbridge then into Pine Run. The outlet of the spring creek was blocked with large rocks which let the water through but not the carp.
    Every day my Uncle would drop a handful of corn into the clear water of spring creek for the fish.
    A week or two of that and the meat was a clean as any I've ever seen.
    Grandma then boned and cooked the carp.
    MMmmmm Mmmmmmm. Love those fishcakes.;9
     
  18. Dadburn

    Dadburn Millennium Member

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    If You want to eat Carp go right ahead.I don't know hqw to cook them cause I don't eat them.We don't eat gars,jacks,racoon perch and any other trash fish.
     
  19. PACKIN' PLASTIC

    PACKIN' PLASTIC 4,500+ posts

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    You have not tried my pickled carp, and have no right to bash it.



    WTF?

    Perch a trash fish?



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