Silver Carp n' Chips

Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
2012/01/09 03:17:38
Anyone know of a restaurant that serves Silver Carp?  (That's the Asian Carp species that leaps out of the water when a boat approaches.)
Or, has anyone tried it? ... if so what did you think of it?
It is one of the most popular fish in China.
I know it's supposed to have a fair amount of small bones in it ... but it would really seem like a missed opportunity here, considering how expensive fish is for dishes like fish & chips.
I'm surprised I've never seen it on any menu.
post edited by Sonny Funzio - 2012/01/09 03:33:48
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Re:Silver Carp n' Chips 2012/01/09 03:45:21
Re:Silver Carp n' Chips 2012/01/09 08:14:01
I have never eaten the Silver Carp but have had carp at Joe Tess's Place in
Omaha,Nebraska. You think you were eating some type of ocean fish. They
bring them from Minnesota and Wisconsin, put them is fresh clear water lakes for
a while then bring them into there fish market where they keep fresh water
running in large holding tanks. I don't know for hold long but they sell hundreds of pounds at the restaurant. And it's not a small place.
Google Joe Tess's Place in Omaha, it's a interesting read. 
Sonny Funzio
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Re:Silver Carp n' Chips 2015/09/19 15:33:08
Bumping an old post ...
It just hit the news that they caught an invasive Asian grass carp in Lake Erie yesterday.
Though the Asian Grass Carp is (from what I've read) likely not the best eating fish, the Bighead or Silver Asian Carp is apparently very good eating.
While the silver carp will jump right into your boat ... they won't fillet, dredge and fry themselves ... sooo ....
At the following page is a useful information on preparing the Bighead and Silver ("flying") carp.
Wondering if anyone here has eaten any of these Asian Carp species. 
I'd give it a try. 
Anyhow, really an excellent video ... worth the watch!
Here are direct links to the 3 part video on youtube ...
pt 1 -
pt 2 - flying carp wings
pt 3 - deboning in detail
post edited by Sonny Funzio - 2015/09/19 15:47:59