Carp (Winter) (Fillet)

Fried carp fillet with greens

During the Middle Ages, Carp was considered a luxury that was only consumed by members of royalty.  The fish gained popularity in the US as immigrants from Europe (particularly Jewish immigrants, who used carp as a main ingredient in gefilte fish) increased its demand.  There are many recipes for carp, but most people agree that the best way to prepare this freshwater fish is by baking in a 350-degree oven with lemon and your favorite seasonings.