Smoking Carp ???

Discussion in 'Fish' started by hockeyhead, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. hockeyhead

    hockeyhead Fire Starter

    I've had some before and would like to try to do some myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated!![​IMG]
  2. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Say it aint so!

    This has to go right there with the "pig head" thread![​IMG]

    Sorry, don't know what came over me, to each his own![​IMG]
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    did you try a search?
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Years ago, in a former life I lived in Michigan. I ate a lot of smoked sucker but not carp. Don't know why it wouldn't be just as good [​IMG] . Keith
  5. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Maybe carp are prettier over there.
    But wait.... I was tricked once from a guy at work who said it was smoked salmon. It looked like it, smelled like it and beside the big bones tasted real good. He always brought in stuff like muskrat and hard boiled goose eggs.
  6. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your in luck, heard this recipe just tonite.....
    place carp on cedar plank, season, place over grill or smoker to your liking,
    throw away carp and eat cedar plank...
    Enjoy!! [​IMG]
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have heard of it, but never figured out why one would want to. I the only thing I remember using carp for was for target practice and fertilizer in the garden......


    P.S. Hope you find your recipe your looking for.
  8. bombo80

    bombo80 Smoke Blower

    Been a few years since I smoked any carp. I used to bowfish for them with my Bear recurve, in the spring. My favorite spot got completely dug up, and redone by the DOT and Corp of Engineers. The last time I went there, there was barely enough water for the minnows to survive.

    Anyway, I did them much the same way I did kipperred salmon. I just packed them in a combination of brown sugar and salt, and let if sit for a day or two, then smoked it to a good temp.

    that is the link I have used many times. For carp, I wouldn't bother with the rum and brown sugar painting, but if you want to, give it a shot. I think they turned out really nice without it.

    The only real bad thing about doing fish, YOU GOTTA CLEAN THE SMOKEHOUSE, ans I mean INSIDE. I did a batch of jerky awhile after doing some carp, man did that jerky taste fishy. [​IMG]

    Good luck
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I fish the Red River for walleye and catfish, when I do catch carp there is usually someone else down at the river wanting the carp for either smoking or catfish bait. I hear carp are very good smoked; I just personally have not gone there yet.....
  10. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bubba, you don't smoke with cedar and you don't eat cedar! [​IMG]
    Down in the Ozarks we nail the carp to an oak board.
    Smoke 8 hours with hickory.
    Throw the carp away - eat the board.
  11. nh3b's

    nh3b's Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I have heard the same thing but have never tried it either. As we might all know it is a delicasy in Asian countries and also in Europe. Being raised on the Detroit river, seeing what they wallowed around in....No way, Jose!

    If I knew where it came from, like, farm rased in a pond...I would try it. Ive heard they are a white flaky meat and they key is not to cut a mud vien when cleaning.
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh. I have tasted it...not bad, but not worth it to me. Besides, they REAL ugly! My great uncle used to smoke sheephead... a type of carp I think.
  13. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smoked carp = Detroit sushi [​IMG]
  14. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    not gonna do it. I have heard of people eating it. I have also heard, DO NOT TRY AND DEEP FAT FRY IT. ruined a fryer that way
  15. wahouse8

    wahouse8 Fire Starter

    I would be afraid of the source... Carp are often old and carrying a lot of toxins around. I guess if they are farm raised but I would be very weary if you were taking it out of somewhere sketchy.
  16. thats funny
  17. we have contests every year to see who can catch the most carp just to get them out of the river two years ago me and my daughter caught 85 of them just threw them in a dumpster.
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've pressure canned's a lot like salmon, the bones pretty much dissolve. Wonder if I could cold smoke it first, then can?
    Might be worth a try?
  19. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm sure that would be great smoked then canned. I have canned a lot of sucker then used them to make faux salmon patties. Pretty good stuff! Keith

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