Originally posted by pimple2
Why do we modern Americans applaud ridicule, loathing, xenophobia etc. ... How long must we demand that the world dance to our tune and complain when it does not?
Pimp, I agree that our thinking in this country can often be, how shall we say, insulated to the point of narrow-mindedness ... but c'mon, we're talking about godamned carp here.
Your food points are mostly all spot-on. Your comments about the world "dancing to our tune" comes across a bit like some anti-globalization rhetoric I've heard. The fact is, extremes at either end of the PC spectrum are a form of close-mindedness.
Peoples personal tastes in food are ... well, personal. And yes, the flip side of personal might be fickle. But that's their right ... just like the type of art they personally find attractive is.
Personally, there is not much in the way of food I will not try... including asian carp.
Some people have pre-conceived notions of whether eating any "carp" is tasteful ... much of it probably rooted in ideas like "bottom feeder", "greasy", "pollutants" and "trash fish" ... all "loaded" descriptions that, unfortunately, are carelessly applied without much real thought about accuracy.
As specifically noted in my other post, there are real and positive reports on the edibility of Asian carp. And the pics at the link look pretty good. Like I say, I'm looking forward to trying it ... and if I see some at the fish market, I will.
Originally posted by Hillbilly
I did. Joe Tess Place on Ames street in Omaha specializes in carp.
I have absolutely no desire to try them again.
Hillbilly, were these specifically the "Asian" versions of carp that you tried?
What didn't you like about it? Taste? ... Too many bones?
As noted at that link I posted, the best eating Asian Carp are specifically the smaller fish as their numerous bones are so fine as to mostly dissolve when cooked, and as well they have an even milder flavor. (for what it's worth, personally I generally avoid *all* larger inland-caught fish due to pollution concerns.)