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Why I eat Asian carp and 50 Asian carp recipes

Did you know that there’s currently an unlimited supply of one of the world’s healthiest and most delicious fish running rampant throughout the river systems of America which is mostly going to waste? Let me tell you all about it.

My name is Joe Classen and I’m a river rat, catfishing kid from Missouri, turned Alaskan fishing guide, who’s lived on a steady diet of the finest seafood in the world! Upon returning to the Midwest to spend time with family and friends a couple of years ago, I found myself in search of worthy table fare while I was away from the bountiful waters of Alaska. However, most of what I came back to was polluted rivers and waterways with massively declining native fish populations, and at the same time, a massively increasing number of invasive Asian carp.

If you’re not familiar with the issues, the Asian carp epidemic is an ecological disaster which has infected the major river systems and surrounding wetlands of America. From southern Florida to the Canadian border, Asian carp are ravaging ecosystems, destroying native fish populations and wildlife habitat, and now threaten to enter the Great Lakes. These invasive species have also negatively impacted regional economies that depend on renewable natural resources for their financial health.

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A school or rampaging Asian carp on their way to wreak havoc!

Concerned about the wellbeing of the big river ecosystems that I grew up on, I began an in-depth study of the Asian carp issue and the proposed solutions to this growing problem. After almost a year of research, I learned that natural resource experts all across the county firmly believe that a major solution to decreasing the Asian carp population was for folks to start eating the enemy! Unbeknownst to most Americans, including myself at the time, the silver and bighead species of Asian carp are among the most nutritious and delicious fish in the world! And, because they’re filter feeders who consume microscopic plankton, they don’t have nearly the high levels of mercury and other contaminants that most other fish do, making them a very healthy choice for regular consumption, even when caught out of not so clean and healthy waters. I also found out that in thousands of blind taste tests, people preferred Asian carp almost unanimously to other popular eating fish.

Now being that I’m a guy who was born and raised in Missouri, I wasn’t easily convinced. You had to Show Me! (Missouri is known as the “Show me” state). So, after heading out and catching some Asian carp, which is a uniquely fun and challenging activity in and of itself, I cooked some up for the table and gave it a try. With just one bite I quickly realized that all the rumors were true. This was one of the most delicious fish I had ever eaten! And again, this is coming from a guy who lives on a steady diet of Alaskan cod, halibut, rockfish, and salmon.

To make a long story short, this wild revelation inspired me to write a book on the topic entitled Eat the Enemy, Turning the Asian Carp Invasion into Health Delicious Cuisine. It’s a complete guidebook to catching and cooking the Asian carp, including 50 mouthwatering recipes, most of which have been adapted from my favorite Alaskan fish recipes. If you’d like to find out more and order a copy, click on the image below. But in the meantime, here’s a sneak preview of the 50 recipes that are included in this book. (Click here to see the video version of this blog article)

Eat the Enemy! Turning the Asian Carp Invasion into Healthy, Delicious Cuisine. A Complete Guide to Catching and Cooking Asian Carp, Including 50 Mouthwatering Asian Carp Recipes!
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50 Asian Carp Recipes – Included in Eat the Enemy, by Joseph Classen

#1 ASIAN CARP CEVICHE
#2 TEQUILA LIME ASIAN CARP
#3 BOURBON TERIYAKI ASIAN CARP
#4 ASIAN CARP BISQUE
#5 ASIAN CARP CHOWDER
#6 ASIAN CARP DIP
#7 ASIAN CARP IN HERB WINE SAUCE
#8 ASIAN CARP CAKES
#9 ASIAN CARP CURRY
#10 BROILED ORIENTAL ASIAN CARP FILLETS
#11 ASIAN CARP SOUFFLÉ
#12 BARBECUED ASIAN CARP
#13 ASIAN CARP TOMATO SOUP
#14 ASIAN CARP TACOS WITH GUACAMOLE SAUCE
#15 BLACKENED ASIAN CARP
#16 BEER BATTER FRIED ASIAN CARP
#17 SWEET AND SOUR ASIAN CARP
#18 ASIAN CARP FINGERS
#19 SESAME ASIAN CARP
#20 TERIYAKI ASIAN CARP
#21 SMOKED ASIAN CARP DIP
#22 LEMON PEPPER ASIAN CARP
#23 ZESTY GRILLED ASIAN CARP
#24 HOT ASIAN CARP DIP
#25 ASIAN CARP BACON ROLLS
#26 BROILED ASIAN CARP STUFFED MUSHROOMS
#27 ASIAN CARP JAMBALAYA
#28 ASIAN CARP SCAMPI
#29 CREAMY ASIAN CARP SALAD
#30 ASIAN CARP BURGER
#31 GREEK ASIAN CARP FILLETS
#32 ASIAN CARP IN CREAM SAUCE
#33 CARP DOGS
#34 ASIAN CARP OLYMPIA
#35 ASIAN CARP LASAGNA
#36 SMOKED ASIAN CARP
#37 SPICY PECAN CRUSTED ASIAN CARP
#38 TUSCAN ASIAN CARP
#39 DIJON CRUSTED ASIAN CARP
#40 ASIAN CARP FAJITAS
#41 STIR FRY ASIAN CARP
#42 ASIAN CARP BALLS
#43 PANKO CRUSTED ASIAN CARP
#44 ASIAN CARP SUSHI ROLLS
#45 SPICY ASIAN CARP SOUP
#46 ASIAN CARP EGG ROLLS
#47 ASIAN CARP GYRO
#48 PESTO FETA CHEESE ASIAN CARP
#49 ASIAN CARP CIOPPINO
#50 MEXICAN BAKED ASIAN CARP

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