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catch and cook, asian carp !! ??

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ok, i live 7 miles from Cheatham Dam was there today and i timed myself, took me 16 minutes to have 100 pounds ( 7 fish) of asian carp in my boat, there has to be a way to clean and cook these things, i have been doing some reseach on deboning them and all, its a good looking white meat, a clean fish to not a bottom feeder, i just think its an unlimited supply of meat that needs to be used, any ideals

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Fillet them, cut the meat into chunks and fry it. It’s worth a shot. I’ve tried drums, and they’re about as good as any other fish.

If you don’t find that palatable, try cooking some in a pressure cooker, then making it into Pattie’s using a salmon patty recipe.

A quick google search shows a plethora of Asian carp recipes.


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They’re a good eating fish - but they take some work to learn to clean.

They’ve got a pronounced blood line. Remove that unless you like a really strong fish taste.

I usually just filet them and pick through the y-bones by hand.  Sometimes I clean them by scraping the meat from the filets with a spoon and making croquets.  

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When they were running with the hybrids below Priest Dam most folks were keeping them and said great eating. I seen a special on TV saying the Govt is opening a facility to process and give to shelters and cut back the numbers.

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