Carp smoked a la Plank

Discussion in 'Fish' started by gravey, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. gravey

    gravey Smoke Blower

    Mmmmm......Best carp recipe I've seen in years!

    3 carp (about 5 lbs.)
    5 T. Butter, melted
    1 bottle very cheap white wine
    Lemon slices
    12x2x4-in. plank

    Place carp on plank and pour melted butter over both.

    Place plank and carp on smoker for 12 hours. During the 12 hours, drink the very cheap bottle of white wine.

    Remove plank and carp from smoker and garnish with lemon and parsley. Then remove the carp and eat the plank.


    Serves: 0
    Calories: (depends on if you drank the white wine)

    My apologies to the mods if this is in the wrong section!
  2. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    is it just me that doesn't understand this joke? Seen it at least 2-3 other times, but just isn't funny...

    everyone slams how bad carp tastes, but when asked if they have ever tried carp, 99% of time, its no...

    so i wonder how carp got the bad wrap?
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One Word: BONES [​IMG]
  4. gravey

    gravey Smoke Blower

    I actually really like carp. The whole reason I really thought it was funny is the fact that I found it in an old KCBS recipe book..
  5. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    i'm a fish monger per-se i can can comfortably tell you that carp is gross. i apologize to those who think otherwise. and what's with yom kippur? whitefish, carp, giffeltefish? gross, gross and gross, respectively... sorry.
  6. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i think its a good thing that people are starting to use the fish categorised as rough fish by many. i remember the days when catfish were in the same category and even yellow perch did not have a limet on them. remember seeing the ice littered with them, people wouldnt throw them back in the water.

    i can see where carp could be considered a rough fish of sorts as it does not compare to walleye and panfish in its eating potential. but it does make a fairly decent smoked fish if taken from clean cool waters and the smaller fish are used.

    not sure how whitefish got mixed into this group but imho, whitefish and lake trout are the two best fish in north america for smoking. whitefish is also a great commercial fish on the great lakes with many fine restaurants including it in thier menus.
  7. guvna

    guvna Smoking Fanatic

    i knew my post would ruffle a few feathers... that's my way of getting the most out of you! [​IMG]
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i forgot to add that the lake whitefish is also a salmonoid, member of the fish family that includes all salmon, trout, chars, etc... all renowned for their excellent eating.
  9. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    An old farmer down the road would smoke some carp every spring and it was always a treat to eat. Don't knock it till ya try it.
  10. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow not really any carp fans here. When carp is brined and smoked right i think its a real treat almost taste like ham.......almost.
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well I think the joke is funny as He!!.
  12. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    I liked the joke also. Yes I have eaten carp before.

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