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(BBC)   Uncle Sam needs YOU to eat this invasive carp out of existence   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 98
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2014-02-18 07:09:25 AM  
I for one love eating out Asian fish.

Tasty Tasty fish.

/What were we talking about again?
 
2014-02-18 07:13:09 AM  
First, they're going to have to come up with a better name, a la the name change from Patagonian toothfish to Chilean Sea Bass.  If the chef can throw in a "wild caught" on the menu, those carp will be on the Endangered Species list in a month.
 
2014-02-18 07:13:17 AM  
but are they tasty?

/never had, north of the border and thankfully/unfortunately those fish aren't in my area
//I would so love to go water ski net-fishing for these things
 
2014-02-18 07:16:52 AM  
Carp are the reason that Utah Lake is so murky.  The federal government introduced carp to the lake in the 1800s to be a cheap food source to the people living on the edge of the lake, but now they've gotten out of control and have wrecked the entire ecology of the lake in addition to negatively affecting the water quality by uprooting aquatic plants.

Thankfully, the state is going to spend the next three years removing carp from the lake so maybe one day the water will be clear and pristine again.

/Carp are trash fish.
 
2014-02-18 07:18:02 AM  

No Time To Explain: but are they tasty?


Sure/ If you like the taste of mud and pollution.
 
2014-02-18 07:21:13 AM  
Carp is how dyslexic people describe the taste of that fish.
 
2014-02-18 07:21:31 AM  

abhorrent1: No Time To Explain: but are they tasty?

Sure/ If you like the taste of mud and pollution.


That doesn't seem to stop the millions of people who love catfish.
 
2014-02-18 07:23:01 AM  
Have people in Chicago never heard of a Jonah Fish Fry ?
 
2014-02-18 07:23:39 AM  

ElPresidente: Carp is how dyslexic people describe the taste of that fish.


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2014-02-18 07:23:43 AM  
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2014-02-18 07:24:21 AM  

GoldSpider: abhorrent1: No Time To Explain: but are they tasty?

Sure/ If you like the taste of mud and pollution.

That doesn't seem to stop the millions of people who love catfish.


There is a way to clean catfish and red fish that gets rid of that 'mud' taste.
 
2014-02-18 07:24:38 AM  
Who cares what it tastes like? We can wrap it in bacon, deep fry it, add a chocolate fountain and call it Freedom Fish. Throw in some coupons for the angioplasties, because we'll need repeat customers to handle this.
 
2014-02-18 07:24:49 AM  

ElPresidente: Carp is how dyslexic people describe the taste of that fish.


Enough hot sauce, lemon juice and garlic can make any fish taste good
 
2014-02-18 07:24:59 AM  

darkjezter: /Carp are trash fish.


You know what else is considered garbage fish?

Catfish and who doesn't love some good catfish?

Rename it Asian Catfish, tell people it's endangered, but invasive so any protections it may have had is waived and people will fish it to extinction.
 
2014-02-18 07:26:09 AM  
Fillet O' Carp? ©
 
2014-02-18 07:35:22 AM  

ComaToast: Who cares what it tastes like? We can wrap it in bacon, deep fry it, add a chocolate fountain and call it Freedom Fish. Throw in some coupons for the angioplasties, because we'll need repeat customers to handle this.


Instead of chicken tenders, we'll have fish tenders. Followed by buffalo wild fins.
 
2014-02-18 07:36:18 AM  
I f*cking love fish frys.

PARTY AT MY HOUSE!
 
2014-02-18 07:36:45 AM  
Fish from anywhere but god-knows-what-you're-getting China is expensive, so if it is healthy, affordable, and can be made to taste good, I'd certainly give it a try.
 
2014-02-18 07:38:51 AM  
How about the world's biggest ball of gefilte fish?

/or is that pike?
 
2014-02-18 07:39:57 AM  
Offer a culinary challenge, a la Iron Chef: Make it tasty. $2 million dollar prize. That problem will go away in a hurry.
 
2014-02-18 07:42:51 AM  
Is it nice, my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable?
 
2014-02-18 07:45:40 AM  
Mr Fucik's carp burgers tasted like

I read that as Mr. Farkit's crap burgers.
Pass.
 
2014-02-18 07:46:33 AM  
Forget eating them,
Catch them and dump them into corn fields for fertilizer. It would really suck if these fish got into the Great Lakes.
 
2014-02-18 07:50:09 AM  

abhorrent1: No Time To Explain: but are they tasty?

Sure/ If you like the taste of mud and pollution.


You'd better stay away from the tilapia.
 
2014-02-18 07:50:34 AM  
Mr Fucik's burgers, mixed with lemon zest and pepper, did not taste bad at all. But the idea has not yet caught on.

He should remove the 'i' from his name, then his business will go viral.
 
2014-02-18 07:54:46 AM  
well, if the damn thing is good eatin, what is the problem with it invading?
 
2014-02-18 07:55:11 AM  

mbillips: Is it nice, my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable?


The rock and pool Is nice and cool, So juicy-sweet! Our only wish, To catch a fish, So juicy-sweet!
 
2014-02-18 07:55:30 AM  

mbillips: Is it nice, my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable?


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2014-02-18 07:55:31 AM  
I didn't think Americans ate much fish. I thought we were more slabs of dead cow people, with the occasional pig thrown in.
 
2014-02-18 07:57:29 AM  

darkjezter: Carp are the reason that Utah Lake is so murky.  The federal government introduced carp to the lake in the 1800s to be a cheap food source to the people living on the edge of the lake, but now they've gotten out of control and have wrecked the entire ecology of the lake in addition to negatively affecting the water quality by uprooting aquatic plants.

Thankfully, the state is going to spend the next three years removing carp from the lake so maybe one day the water will be clear and pristine again.

/Carp are trash fish.


What's funny is that they used to be the delicacy, and salmon (and lobster) were the crap.

Fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.
 
2014-02-18 07:58:06 AM  
IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!
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2014-02-18 07:58:42 AM  

great_tigers: Forget eating them,
Catch them and dump them into corn fields for fertilizer. It would really suck if these fish got into the Great Lakes.


I'm thinking cat or dog food filler.
 
2014-02-18 07:59:53 AM  

SomeoneDumb: I didn't think Americans ate much fish. I thought we were more slabs of dead cow people, with the occasional pig thrown in.


Americans eat a lot of everything.
 
2014-02-18 08:05:49 AM  

SomeoneDumb: I didn't think Americans ate much fish. I thought we were more slabs of dead cow people, with the occasional pig thrown in.


I love seafood, especially when I'm visiting one of the U.S. coasts, which I do at least once a year.  Chicago, where I'm from, gets some pretty good quality seafood because of its sheer size (on more than one level, we do love to eat here ;).  However, seafood in other parts of the interior U.S. is often not all that great, which is why you don't have as many people outside of the coastal areas and larger cities who grew up on it and therefore still like it (I'm always surprised when I someone tells me they don't eat fish, and then I ask where they are from, and it is always some place like Iowa or Kansas).  I had some very stubborn New England family who made sure I learned to love seafood as a child, and apparently it took.  So yeah, if carp tastes good, and won't kill me, count me in Uncle Sam, I'll do my part.

Also, slabs of dead cow are indeed quite delicious, don't knock slabs of dead cow.
 
2014-02-18 08:08:59 AM  

ChrisDe: SomeoneDumb: I didn't think Americans ate much fish. I thought we were more slabs of dead cow people, with the occasional pig thrown in.

Americans eat a lot of everything.


Except bugs. And Asian carp. Apparently.
 
2014-02-18 08:10:22 AM  

Ikam: Chicago, where I'm from, gets some pretty good quality seafood because of its sheer size (on more than one level, we do love to eat here ;).


Put them in one of those casseroles y'all think is pizza. I reckon it would take a whole school of carp to fill one.
 
2014-02-18 08:15:46 AM  
What? No "out cold" references?

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2014-02-18 08:17:10 AM  
Can't we just send in snakeheads to kill the Asian carp? Not sure where to find snakehead-eating gorillafish, but you know the rest.
 
2014-02-18 08:18:29 AM  
Put em on a smoker and make some fish dip and I'm in.

Fish burgers...not so much.

http://www.food.com/recipe/key-west-smoked-fish-dip-260922
 
2014-02-18 08:20:10 AM  
Import some more Vietnamese, they'll take care of it no problem.  As for the rest of us, we get more more pho and Banh Mi joints... it really is win win.
 
2014-02-18 08:20:32 AM  

mutterfark: Can't we just send in snakeheads to kill the Asian carp? Not sure where to find snakehead-eating gorillafish, but you know the rest.


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2014-02-18 08:22:39 AM  
The problem tends to be the bones.  The damn things are almost impossible to fillet.
 
2014-02-18 08:24:39 AM  

captjc: I for one love eating out Asian fish.

Tasty Tasty fish.

/What were we talking about again?


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2014-02-18 08:26:24 AM  

doglover: mutterfark: Can't we just send in snakeheads to kill the Asian carp? Not sure where to find snakehead-eating gorillafish, but you know the rest.

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LOL, but will they die in winter? ;)
 
2014-02-18 08:27:05 AM  

KidKorporate: Import some more Vietnamese, they'll take care of it no problem.  As for the rest of us, we get more more pho and Banh Mi joints... it really is win win.  Nguyen-Nguyen


Fixed
 
2014-02-18 08:28:42 AM  
In Illinois, they re-branded the carp with the name "Silverfin", and they have a program for fishermen to bring them in to be used in homeless shelters and prisons.  A rendering plant in Western Illinois grinds them up into a protein base for pet food.

They are not that hard to fillet, if you don't mind a little wastage, and since they are in over-supply,  that's not an issue. The carp don't bottom-feed: they filter-feed plankton, so they taste milder than bufffalo carp or catfish. More like Swai or tilapia.
 
2014-02-18 08:30:02 AM  
 
2014-02-18 08:32:42 AM  
I'd rather just turn 'em in for the bounty.  Carp is crap.
 
2014-02-18 08:32:47 AM  

great_tigers: Forget eating them,
Catch them and dump them into corn fields for fertilizer. It would really suck if these fish got into the Great Lakes.


This is the real answer. Indians did it for years, we can use them for fertilizer.
 
2014-02-18 08:35:48 AM  

SomeoneDumb: I didn't think Americans ate much fish. I thought we were more slabs of dead cow people, with the occasional pig thrown in.


Really?  Ever try watching TV on a Sunday here?  Nothing but talking heads doing politics, religious programming and fishing shows.
 
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