Common carp, German carp, European carp, mirror carp, leather carp, koi
Carp meat is white but has a strip of tough, fatty dark meat running through it. When using fillets, the dark meat can be removed before cooking for a more appetizing finished preparation.The flesh is meaty and firm, with moderate oil content and a mild flavor. As with all farmed fish, the quality of the water in which the carp was raised determines the taste.
Primary Product Forms: Live Fresh: Whole, Gutted, Headless, Fillets, Steaks Frozen: Whole, Gutted, Headless, Minced Value-Added: Salted Roe, Gefilte Fish
Striped bass, Catfish, Tilapia
Carp is traditionally used in making gefilte fish, in which grinding and long cooking renders the many bones in the meat less of a problem. If you’re working with a full-scaled carp variety, know that the scales are difficult to remove, so this is best done before purchasing. Also, the tough skin is often removed before cooking. Carp is popular in Asian cuisine. It can be baked, pickled, smoked, steamed, fried or used in chowder.
Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, Russia, Yugoslavia