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Carp Reubens #14126551 09/11/21 07:15 PM
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Okay, just because I don't want six months to go by on this forum without a thread on the relative merits of eating carp. . .

Been getting into some grass carp of late. Sometimes I give them away to folks fishing at the boat dock, but sometimes I like to keep them for myself. You know how you hold fish out really close to the camera to make them look bigger? Turns out I'm not strong enough to do that with two grassies at once.
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A little tip, clean carp out in the alley so the missus don't complain about carp scales in the back yard:
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You can see the crock pot in the above pic. My secret is to put the carp fillets in the crock pot for a full 24 hours. That melts all the bones and boils off any funky lake-bottom taste. Then I pick out any of the red/dark meat that didn't get trimmed from the fillets, and what remains tastes EXACTLY LIKE CANNED TUNA.
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Now being from the midwest, I have a number of family canned-tuna recipes to turn to. One of my favorite is called a tuna reuben, even though it does not bear any resemblance to any other dish with the name "reuben", other than being a sandwich. Make a tuna salad with the carp, mixing together: carp, mayo, yellow mustard, Krenek's Bohemian all-purpose spice, and something sour like olives or relish. Spread the carp-salad on a piece of bread, and bake it with slices of cheddar on top. If you add bacon to it, you'll have the most Wisconsin dish ever invented.
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Re: Carp Reubens [Re: LastCastPodcast] #14126961 09/12/21 01:03 AM
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Fillet it,Don't scale it. Just say'in.


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Re: Carp Reubens [Re: V-Bottom] #14127565 09/12/21 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by V-Bottom
Fillet it,Don't scale it. Just say'in.

Oh yeah, gotta discard that skin, but a lot of scales still fall off. I just took the hose and washed them over into the neighbor's parking space.


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Re: Carp Reubens [Re: LastCastPodcast] #14134335 09/18/21 10:22 PM
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Hard pass.

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