carpa a specchio

/KAHR-pah ah SPEHK-kyoh/
[Italian] plural carpe a specchio

Crucian carp. A carp of silvery gold colour, similar to bream in appearance with a disc shaped body. It does not grow to a great size, just over 1.5 kg (3 lb). It is not used much in cuisine except for in that of China, for which it is farmed. It is a bony fish and is traditionally cooked for a long time until even the bones are soft enough to eat.

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