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Asian Carp: If You Can't Beat 'em, Eat 'em
abc ^ | 2/14/10 | ERIC HORNG

Posted on 02/14/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by Nachum

At this week's National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas, celebrity chef Philippe Parola was touting his new favorite fish.

'[It has] 70-percent more Omega-3 than in catfish and tilapia," an animated Parola told an assembled crowd at his booth. "No mercury because it's a filter fish."

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Used ta hate it- til' I ate it?
1 posted on 02/14/2010 9:29:49 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I have taisted Great Lakes Carp. They suck. Fun to shoot. Fun to bury. They make great rose food.


2 posted on 02/14/2010 9:32:54 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Nachum

I have taisted Great Lakes Carp. They suck. Fun to shoot. Fun to bury. They make great rose food.


3 posted on 02/14/2010 9:33:13 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Nachum

I am sure it is just fine. We should be harvesting this fish and making things like fish sticks for school lunch programs.

My kids eat carp just fine when I can it and serve it like tuna.


4 posted on 02/14/2010 9:34:10 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: Nachum

Carp taste like sewage.


5 posted on 02/14/2010 9:34:12 AM PST by Stalwart
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To: Nachum
If nothing else use it for dog and cat food or ship it to your nearest Sushi bar. lol
6 posted on 02/14/2010 9:35:00 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: Nachum

They could be netted and converted to cat food.


7 posted on 02/14/2010 9:35:44 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: 70th Division

The key step of preparing the carp is to place it in fresh water for a couple of days.

The fish is a bottom feeder and normally tastes like mud and grass. But after a few days of clean water and no food, they become almost edible. I have my carp cooked with tons of chili and ketchup to drown out the taste.


8 posted on 02/14/2010 9:35:51 AM PST by artaxerces
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To: Nachum

Think I’ll pass. If they taste 100% better than tilapia, they still taste like cesspool scrapings.


9 posted on 02/14/2010 9:37:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Nachum

The stuff is quite edible, it’s just a pain in the wazoo to prepare.

You cant fillet it.
Ive had it smoked and chunked like tuna. It was good.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 9:39:52 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: 70th Division

Guess we know why Obozo supports letting them invade the great lakes.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 9:40:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: artaxerces

Making sure that the fish is prepped correctly is critical.

Make sure the fish is gutted as soon as possible and when filleting you can cut out the dark meat on the belly and near the head. Cooking methods should allow enough time for the small floating bones to soften so scoring of the meat is done before the fish is baked.

I can mine and the kids eat it well enough.


12 posted on 02/14/2010 9:40:47 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: pennyfarmer

I usually remove the skin of the carp and use it for compost, it’s so thick and greasy.


13 posted on 02/14/2010 9:42:21 AM PST by artaxerces
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To: 70th Division
Oh yeah. here in Cleveland we call 'em "sewer inspectors."
14 posted on 02/14/2010 9:46:18 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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Ooops.. you can fillet it.

Looks like the mud vein is the problem to preparation.


15 posted on 02/14/2010 9:49:08 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: artaxerces
I have my carp cooked with tons of chili and ketchup to drown out the taste.

That would work for cardboard as well wouldn't it? lol

16 posted on 02/14/2010 9:50:39 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: hinckley buzzard
"No mercury because it's a filter fish."

Sounds like a hawker making unsubstantiated claims. Filter feeders tend to accumulate the most toxins from the water.
17 posted on 02/14/2010 9:51:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Nachum

My Dad said they were good when pressure-cooked. I have never tried it.


18 posted on 02/14/2010 9:52:25 AM PST by Starstruck
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To: Nachum

I hope to never be that hungry.


19 posted on 02/14/2010 9:53:58 AM PST by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Nachum

Next they’ll say we need to eat gar and buffalo fish down here in Dixie....thanks anyhow


20 posted on 02/14/2010 9:55:01 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: wardaddy

Asian Carp, Asian Carp, I thought all carp were from Asia.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 9:57:06 AM PST by csmusaret (Right wing extremists: Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Paine, and me.)
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To: Starstruck

The 2 ways people have told me is smoked of pressure cooked.


22 posted on 02/14/2010 9:57:35 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: csmusaret

I believe most are but I think there are a couple of native species. Not sure, it requires study.


23 posted on 02/14/2010 9:58:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: mylife

Smoked....excellent, indeed!


24 posted on 02/14/2010 9:59:12 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: Nachum

Eat a sewer bass? I think I’ll pass.

I’ll take a nice catfish fillet fried in a cajun seasoned cornmeal coating....or, a nice salmon sauteed in a lemon juice pepper corn reduction.


25 posted on 02/14/2010 9:59:18 AM PST by IamConservative (Liberty is all a good man needs to succeed.)
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To: artaxerces

I learned this from a polish guy.
keep alive and put in a kiddy pool for several days.
cut the back off of fish above the mud stripe.
backbone and all.
grind and form into breaded fishcakes.
the bones dissolve when cooking.


26 posted on 02/14/2010 10:00:39 AM PST by squibs
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Some Chief in the navy gave me some.
It was good.


27 posted on 02/14/2010 10:00:57 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Prepare it like they do at this restaurant in Omaha. They make a series of cross hatched cuts straight to the backbone, it makes the tiny peripheral bones edible when breaded and fried. Of course the flavor part is a different story but I used to put mine in a clean kiddie swimming pool and feed them corn for a couple of weeks and then eat them, makes them almost neutral in flavor.


28 posted on 02/14/2010 10:03:32 AM PST by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: cripplecreek

There’s a German variant of the carp. They don’t jump in the boat.


29 posted on 02/14/2010 10:03:58 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: Dem Guard
That would work for cardboard as well wouldn't it? lol


30 posted on 02/14/2010 10:04:01 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (My boomerang won't come back.......)
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To: aft_lizard

I usually just huck them up over the bank LoL

But I would eat it if some one served it to me.


31 posted on 02/14/2010 10:06:49 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: aft_lizard
"Why didn't anyone ping me to this thread?"


32 posted on 02/14/2010 10:12:27 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Nachum
To keep the carp at bay, officials have used poison and electrified fences at critical points along the Illinois River, which connects to Lake Michigan. The federal government is now considering closing part of the river altogether, but barge captains and other business owners say billions of dollars in commerce would be affected.

I wrote about this on my blog last weekend. The Feds want to spend something like $78 million to control the carp. My idea was to hold a series of fishing tournaments, with the winner earning, say, $10,000. Problem solved. And people would have fun doing it.

33 posted on 02/14/2010 10:15:01 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 (It's time to expose politicians for what they are. My soapbox is here: njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum

MY recipe for carp. Find a pine board that will hold the carp with plenty of board showing all around the carp. Take two large nails and nail the carp to the board. Preheat your oven to 375 go out into field and find some fresh cowpie’s cover the whole carp with cowpie’s cook in oven till it smell’s done remove from oven throw the board and carp away and eat the cowpie’s. MMMM MMM good


34 posted on 02/14/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: Nachum

I always heard to cook carp, you lay out on a pine plank, season to taste, cook in the oven for an hour, then throw the carp away and eat the pine plank.


35 posted on 02/14/2010 10:19:02 AM PST by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: Lees Swrd

I swear I can’t type that fast!!!!


36 posted on 02/14/2010 10:20:14 AM PST by davetex (Arm up, Ammo up, Practice up, We're on our own.)
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To: Nachum
'[It has] 70-percent more Omega-3 than in catfish and tilapia,"

Who eats catfish and tilapia for the Omega-3? There's almost three times as much Omega 3 in a single egg yolk than an entire tilapia filet.

"No mercury because it's a filter fish."

Isn't the purpose of a filter to get dirty? Would you expect a dirty vacuum cleaner filter to contain no dirt? Would you eat a used oil filter? An air-conditioner filter?
37 posted on 02/14/2010 10:25:15 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Nachum

Asian carp? Michelle Malkin?

(Don’t hit me.)


38 posted on 02/14/2010 10:35:27 AM PST by Palladin ("We are the loyal opposition"~~Sarah Palin)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

A 3oz Catfish fillet has about 0.3 grams of Omega 3. 70% more would be a total of 0.51 grams. Not bad but I’d rather eat another ounce of Catfish. I eat about 4-5 Salmon fillets a week and they can range from 1.1 to 1.9 grams of Omega 3.


39 posted on 02/14/2010 10:40:49 AM PST by trashcanbred2
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To: Nachum

I had about 30 hours of biology way wat back in college, and I might be off here, but did he say that filter fish would be low in Mercury? I best remember that it is the opposite. Bottom feeders and debris fish absorb the sediments which are high in metals. Good examples are catfish, shrimp and crawfish... they are an example of metals concerns.


40 posted on 02/14/2010 10:42:11 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: trashcanbred2
Whoops. I made an error. I was comparing a cup of egg to an ounce of tilapia.

A 6 ounce tilapia filet would contain about 360 mg Omega 3.

A farmed catfish filet contains about 732 mg Omega 3. (Wild is slightly more).

A carp filet contains about 1535 mg Omega 3.

1/2 of a salmon filet (about the same size portion as a full filet of the other fish), contains about 4,961 mg omega 3 (farmed) or 3,996 mg wild. Why farmed salmon gets such a knock by the press I have no idea.

A single egg contains about 61 mg omega 3, though there are varieties now which contain upwards of 300 mg, due to the diet of the chicken.
41 posted on 02/14/2010 10:55:00 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

....tilapia, they still taste like cesspool scrapings.
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You are on the money about the taste and why they taste that way.

If tilipia are farm raised, they are the secondary fish crop in the tanks or ponds. A primary food fish is initially raised and tilipia are then planted to clean up the fish excrement left behind.

Bon Apetit !


42 posted on 02/14/2010 11:13:05 AM PST by burroak
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That’s interesting. Farm rasised actually has more omega 3.
WOW!


43 posted on 02/14/2010 11:16:04 AM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: burroak

I bought some tialpia a while back. Tried them and imediately gave them to the dogs who wouldn’t touch them.


44 posted on 02/14/2010 11:27:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

I grilled some Tilapia and strongly seasoned them with Lemon Pepper and Dill, and it was pretty good. Very very bland fish that need mucho seasoning


45 posted on 02/14/2010 11:31:31 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: mylife
Farm rasised actually has more omega 3. WOW!

It could be white noise in the data, but that's what I get from nutrition data dot com, which gets most of its info on that sort of stuff from the USDA.

Near as I can tell, there might be about a 20% to 25% difference in the amount of Omega-3 between farmed and wild fish. The major difference isn't in the way it was raised, but in the species of fish.

People wring their hands over farm raised salmon. Supposedly it contains less Omega-3. But the whole reason we have farm raised salmon is that people used to wring their hands over wild salmon. Supposedly, it contains more mercury.

Similarly, bottled water was supposed to be more environmentally friendly than tap water, and plastic bags were supposed to be more environmentally friendly than paper bags. Then, once everyone gets used to the change, the same environmentalists scream about the fix.
46 posted on 02/14/2010 11:32:06 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: wardaddy
"Next they’ll say we need to eat gar and buffalo fish down here in Dixie...."

Cajuns been eatin'em for a LONG time now.

47 posted on 02/14/2010 11:49:33 AM PST by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel (NRA))
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To: pennyfarmer

We should be harvesting this fish and making things like fish sticks for school lunch programs.

I don’t know about eating them, but maybe we can burn em like those compressed sawdust fireplace logs?

How many BTU’s in an average carp?


48 posted on 02/14/2010 12:27:08 PM PST by EEDUDE
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To: EEDUDE

Having eaten carp at my friend’s house as a kid (they were almost as poor as we were), I can tell you that it can be prepared to be quite tasty.


49 posted on 02/14/2010 12:29:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I have heard that they are considered a delicacy in Europe.

But then again, these are the same people that made Elton John a knight. ;O)


50 posted on 02/14/2010 12:41:06 PM PST by EEDUDE
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