Posted on December 3, 2008 by

Christmas Carp

In North America the carp gets no love, but in Europe carp are considered a delicacy. It’s true. Supermarkets even carry carp and sell them alive in the weeks before Christmas. The carp are often taken home and kept in a bath tub until Christmas morning when they are killed and prepared for the Christmas feast. Some markets will even kill and clean the carp for you!

Christmas carp

Markets in Canada are even starting to carry carp!

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Czech Christmas Carp recipes at