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Carp (Cyprinus Carpio)

A large fresh water fish found in the lakes and rivers of Britain and Europe. It probably originated in the River Danube, but has been introduced on a wide scale. Its firm flesh is particularly popular with the Chinese and Jewish communities.

Unless you know their source, farmed fish are a safer bet, as carp from ponds can taste muddy.

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