keep in mind also this: these fish are ruining america's waterways now. once they run out of food, they consume other fish species foods, choking off native species of fish (in utah anyway) using these fish, seems to me like a win win for everybody (except the carp)
so i've devised another use.
chicken food. i throw the fish to the chickens. great source of protein. again, an amazing amount of these fish. and they're not small fish either.
gary koch wrote:
I've eaten carp several times in Poland and it was delicious and not all that bony. I prefer big bones in a fish than the size you have to delicately mush around your mouth to discover a sliver of bone. At any rate, they are prized around the world as food. In Poland, they are part of a traditional Chistmas meal, which is a very sumptuous affair.
People buy them ahead of time and keep them in fresh clean water to clean them out. I had it breaded and fried. Big meaty steaks and the bones were avoided by using a fork with wide stout tines. It pulled the meat from the fish leaving the big strong bones attached to the spine.
I was considering tank raising them here in the PNW both for us to eat and for possible holiday sales to the local slavic communities. I have a big Polish cookbook. I'll look up the process of butchering and preparing if anyone would like it.