Anyone tried Asian carp?

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  1. J.SCOTT

    J.SCOTT Senior Refuge Member

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    I've heard the stories, great table fair, just as good as .... and if they were named anything other than carp, people would find them one of the best fish.
    Does anyone have first hand experience preparing and eating them?
    Growing up during the time of night snipe hunting with a paper bag, I'm just a little skeptical.
    We had 3 jump into the boat this weekend, nice ones,3-4 pounds each.
     
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    J.SCOTT Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks. I'm going to try.
     
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    post a pic when you do.
     
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    A buddy just came back from a culinary event down near St. Louis and swears they are awesome.

    I guess they are more bony than pike, so they boil or steam to get meat off, then use loose meat clumps to make patties or balls. These can then be fried or baked.

    I trust him completely, but am still Leary about them. That being said, I know first hand that not all carp species are the same taste - a quillback buffalo is excellent meat and a regular old carp is only good for coon bait or fertilizer in my book
     
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    There was an episode on our local outdoors show - KY Afield - a few years ago where they fried and smoked some. Looked tasty and the host raved about it. Can probably find it on youtube. They talked about how to clean one and explained their preparation process.
     
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    This guy makes fishing for them look awesome. We don't have them in my area...yet
     
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    To go a catch one you have run out of catching bass, bream and blue cat!
     
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    Meh, they taste decent when cooked right. A buddy of mine is from Laois and has some great asian dishes that he uses it with.
     
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    That would be much better. It is not bad actually.
     

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