Monday, March 07, 2011
Fougoo, Redneckhunter & I had the first shad roe of the season last week at their dining club in New Jersey. I hadn't had it in a few years, but now in the late winter for the next month or so, it should be available here in the Midatlantic region. I believe you can get it at the Peppermill in Lutherville, MD.
Shad is a freshwater fish found in rivers in this part of the country, and the real prize for diners is their egg sacks. It's usually pan fried, and eating it reminds me of ground hamburger and liver with a subtle fishy quality. It's worth seeking out.