this is a follow up to the thread "Sweet and sour Carp" ( http://www.ohiogamefishing.com/community/showthread.php?t=87420&highlight=sweet+sour+carp) . the lady i work with directed me to where to pic up the sweet-sour mix (oriental store) and told me to just follow the directions on the pack. three times now i have brought her carp and each time she has brought me some in with some rice....PHENOMENAL! first, get you a carp preferably about 5lb (any smaller and the bones are way too small and are a big pain!). scale it, gut it, whack off the head, and just wash it. no need to remove the mud vein! after that steak the carp into three big chunks and pan fry in hot oil until golden brown and then set it aside. take 2 tbsp cooking oil and saute 1 tbsp sliced ginger, 3 gloves garlic (optional), sliced onion, sliced carrots, and sliced red bell pepper for 2 minutes. disolve the pouch (shown in pic) in 3/4 cup of water and pour into the sauteed veggies. bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes or until it thickens. add to fish and simmer for another minute. season to taste and serve. be careful of the small "Y" bones, with practice they are easy to remove. i havent tried this yet but when i do i will skin the carp and score the meat to where the bones are really fine.