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Lake: Sanchez Reservoir
Fish: Common Carp

Carp and Released

Post By: johnski      Posted: 4/2/2022 8:20:21 PM     Points: 3229    
A friend and I were chatting yesterday and he claims that carp is delicious. Just so happens that I caught one today, but could not come around to taking it home for dinner. Are there others out there who eat this fish? In some circles, I have heard it referred to as "gaveltafish" and is commonly eaten in Europe. What does the distinguished fishexplorer crowd think?
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 4/2/2022 8:39:50 PM     Points: 4310
Ski, I'm trying real hard to become a respected member of the community. I'm not biting on this one. I'll send you a recipe on the skipper link when I'm done with my armadillo sandwich.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 4/2/2022 10:05:44 PM     Points: 4933
I have a guy back home that I know who smokes carp and says itís delicious. I canít speak on this tho since Iíve never tried it. But while it CAN be in gefilte fish I donít think thatís quite as common as other kinds of fishÖ.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 4/2/2022 10:05:51 PM     Points: 315
I've been debating doing a catch and cook on one...
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 4/3/2022 5:02:02 AM     Points: 352
Check out a restaurant in Omaha called Joe Tess. It was featured on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. We stopped there on a family trip to Iowa. I ate every last bite---bones and all. Delicious!!! I also ate well for several days because my wife and kids barely touched their meal. Might have had something to do with the smell coming from the attached structure which housed a huge series of live wells/raceways containing huge carp and other warm water species.. Biggest doggie bag ever!!!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 4/3/2022 10:47:33 AM     Points: 11376
Gafilte fish is a Jewish/europen fish product . . .there are many different ways to make it,but they all come down to fish cakes . . .some have Carp . .most have Pike/Carp/Perch or pan fish with egg and bread crumbs,parsley . . .you can find it in the Kosher section at most Kings soopers.Best served with Horse Raddish .
 Reply by: Trotline      Posted: 4/3/2022 10:53:05 AM     Points: 126
Carp is the most eaten fresh water fish in the world. Europe , Asia ,Africa and most countries. The smaller ones are the best eaters.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 4/3/2022 11:07:44 AM     Points: 9003
There is a receipt for cedar plank carp: clean and debone the carp, wash thoroughly. Nail the carp to the plank add some onions, garlic, and green peppers grill over medium heat for 2 hours. After 2 hours throw away the carp and eat the plank .
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 4/3/2022 8:15:32 PM     Points: 75708
Some people eat lmb/smb, I often say if you wrap a slice of bacon around a piece of dog crap it would probably be good. Just need to know how to fix it. I'll stick to my walleye for now.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 4/3/2022 8:45:13 PM     Points: 315
-not too old to fish

"There is a receipt for cedar plank carp: clean and debone the carp, wash thoroughly. Nail the carp to the plank add some onions, garlic, and green peppers grill over medium heat for 2 hours. After 2 hours throw away the carp and eat the plank ."

 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 4/3/2022 9:31:29 PM     Points: 2129
I had baked Carp for breakfast years ago in Russia. It was great. In the Czech Republic, they have them for Christmas dinner. Keep in mind that a few years ago nobody would admit to fishing for Carp. In a few years, we will be exchanging Carp recipes. Cultural values change with time and taste.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 4/4/2022 8:53:10 AM     Points: 4310
Always been curious to try the Texas Redfish on the Half Shell recipe on a carp.

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Have to figure they'd be good in patties with some jalapeno... or FishHuntNow's crawdad poppers recipe, or maybe some fish tacos with lots of cilantro.

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I'm still watching this one from the sidelines while I enjoy my crappie platter. I'll sponsor Team CO.F.F. if they cook one and eat it.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 4/4/2022 10:25:30 AM     Points: 3229
Appreciate the "bites" on this post. I think my biggest problem is perception. But, I think that next time I catch one like in the pic, I will give it a try. I will have to look at my many fish recipes and see which one has the best chance to succeed. The redfish recipe looks intriguing but I will try simple first. I also might buy gafilte fish and give it a try. And If all else fails, I will eat the board!!!
 Reply by: What I do      Posted: 4/4/2022 12:20:11 PM     Points: 0
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Steve Rinella cleaned, cooked, and ate one. I followed the recipe and was pleasantly surprised at how well it tasted. The kids loved it too. Try it!
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: 4/5/2022 4:22:04 PM     Points: 3471
You can eat bark from a tree, doesn't mean its good!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 4/5/2022 5:26:27 PM     Points: 4310
Rinella's approach looks a lot like the Joe Tess menu. Those Meat Eater shows are about the best thing on TV.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 4/6/2022 6:06:50 PM     Points: 3229
I will check out Steve Rinellas recipe. And when I do, I will invite Chodeman over for a carp dinner! You game Chodeman??? I will tell him it is North Dakota walleye! LOL
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 4/6/2022 6:20:31 PM     Points: 4310
I'll donate the lard if you can get chodeman's yacht off of my lakes for a few days 😎
 Reply by: ScottyK      Posted: 4/6/2022 9:25:55 PM     Points: 318
Grass Carp vs common...I think I heard grass eats better?

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