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Savory Poached Carp (Hot or Jelled)















Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


2 each red onion
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¾ cup water
1 ½ cups vegetable stock
2 Ribs celery
1 large carrots
peeled, minced
½ large lemon
seeded, sliced thin
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons sugar
4 Sprigs parsley leaves
tied into bundle with cotton thread
2 ½ pounds fish, whole carp
fresh, cut into 1 inch slices
1 x watercress


Put onions vinegar and ¼ cup water into 3-quart Dutch oven.

Bring to a boil.

Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until all liquid evaporates, stirring often.

Add remaining water, stock, celery, carrot, lemon, 2 tablespoons sugar, and parsley bundle.

Bring to boil.

Reduce heat to slow-boil and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

Add fish.

Bring liquid to boil and baste fish several times.

Reduce heat to simmering.

Cover and cook for 30 minutes.

Uncover, raise heat slightly and slow-boil for 10 minutes longer.

With slotted spatula, transfer slices to plate.

Discard skin.

Pull out bones, separating large chunks of flesh to make bones visible.

Spoon with a little of the hot poaching liquid.

Cover to keep warm.

Strain contents of pot through a fine sieve.

Rinse out pot and fill with strained broth.

Stir in remaining sugar.

Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce until about ¾ cup remains.

Pour exuded liquid from fish into the pot.

To serve hot, portion individual servings onto warm plates and spoon with some of the poaching liquid.

To serve jelled, arrange fish in wide casserole in one layer.

Pour poaching liquid over it.

Cover tightly and chill overnight (poaching liquid will jell).

Cut into serving pieces; garnish with watercress.

Serve with beet horseradish.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 340g (12.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 942% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 5% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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