Friday, March 23, 2012

Seasonal Shad Specialty

Shad season is starting, and for those in the know, it's a wonderful season of fishy goodness. As the first grills are taken out from their winter slumber, a whole roe shad offers great escapes from the thick stews and heavy meals of cold months past.  Cut out the roe sacs for a luscious breakfast and grill the fish whole for a fantastic dinner.
photo from Wikipedia Commons

Check out Shad Roe from this Saveur article.

Read The Founding Fish, by John McPhee for a deeper understanding of this seasonal, American tradition.  Almost every person that talks about the wonders and splendors of shad roe, speaks of their breakfast versatility. Break them apart and mix into scrambled eggs, brown them in butter with eggs and toast, or have them sauteed and placed on top of a fresh green salad.

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