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Title: Invasive Carp
Post by: TFTN Admin on July 05, 2013, 02:13:25 PM
So I've heard these fish are pretty awesome to eat. I've seen how they can be cleaned to be boneless. Is anyone trying to capitalize on this yet? If it's as good as I hear and they should be easy to net, we should be seeing them locally caught in the supermarket by now, but I don't. Why not? I'd love to try some. They would be safer and I'd feel better eating them then I do eating Swai and tilapia imported from Asia.
Title: Invasive Carp
Post by: MN Fishing Bum on July 05, 2013, 03:05:09 PM
Heard of a few restaurants in the Midwest serving them.   

Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: dbradyh on July 05, 2013, 07:01:35 PM
You can get them fresh at the K and S International Market on Charolette Pike here in Nashville.
Never tried them.
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: jarrod white on July 05, 2013, 07:26:57 PM
where's the beef :)
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: icthus on July 05, 2013, 10:06:26 PM
WHATTTTTTT-----I was hard up for food in 2002 when I lost my first job and my wife was in nursing school. I ate anything that swam besides carp, and some nights I just ate rice because we could not afford meet.  Why in the hell would you eat that carp or talapia in that matter.  Nothing against the folks that do, but eat redfish or snook or at the least a bass....Carp, eeesh I will sell papers before that.  Come to think of it I will not sell papers I would go wait tables and by some peter pan peanut butter. 

Not Judging, just saying,
Pal
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: TFTN Admin on July 19, 2013, 03:06:11 PM
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Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: Steve Howard on July 23, 2013, 01:55:24 PM
I'll pass for now.
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: TWiles on July 23, 2013, 10:28:25 PM
Just convince the wealthy Asians that the high fat content and good color rank their meat as premium grade sushi......they'll be overfished, exported, and endangered in a couple of years.

Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: grumpy on July 24, 2013, 07:53:45 AM
go fish Barkley, heard they've made it there :(
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: Travis C. on July 24, 2013, 10:52:31 AM
go fish Barkley, heard they've made it there :(

They are showing up below Old Hickory now as well.  :(
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: bd on July 27, 2013, 09:58:43 PM
I have heard from someone who tried it that cleaning them "boneless" is not anywhere near as easy as it's cracked up to be.  Apparently they are one big pincushion of bones.  I've never cleaned one, but I've cleaned buffalo, whose skeletons look like this:  (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq7k2fbwps1qk931ho1_500.jpg)

Their y bones have y bones.  If asian carp are anything like this, getting a boneless filet will be a challenge.

I've heard the meat is white and flaky (also like buffalo), but you almost have to run it through a grinder and make cakes out of it to deal with the bones. 

I'd like to snag one and try it for myself to see.

bd
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: gaspergou on July 27, 2013, 10:58:06 PM
there's a trick -- thin score the fillets and it'll cook up great.

really. That radiograph doesn't even show the intermuscular bones.

I'm not yanking your chain. Asian carp with scored fillets, hot grease and beer = a very good time. Buffalo are a maze of bones. Asian carp have substantially less, but still quite a few. Even buffalo will fry up tasty if you score them right.
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: Travis C. on September 05, 2013, 07:53:46 PM
FYI- I was out on Old Hickory today around mid-lake (Avondale) and a TWRA officer came by posting a beware of "Invasive Species Asian Carp" sign next to the ramp.

This is the first time I have noticed this warning lake side.
Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: TFTN Admin on September 06, 2013, 08:39:48 PM
There here..
Title: Re: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: bd on September 09, 2013, 11:55:31 AM
Even buffalo will fry up tasty if you score them right.

The closest I've come to scoring with a buffalo was this big girl I met one night in a bar near MTSU.  :o

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Title: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: jladdsmith on September 09, 2013, 05:34:35 PM
We used to call that "goin' hoggin'". 

 :P
Title: Re: Re: Invasive Carp
Post by: Travis C. on September 10, 2013, 08:41:01 AM
The closest I've come to scoring with a buffalo was this big girl I met one night in a bar near MTSU.  :o

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I thought you were going to say that you became the inspiration for Guy on a Buffalo.  ;D