Does anybody know?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by thekid, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    How shad tastes? I caught a NICE sized one today. Never caught or seen one, I asked somebody what it was. I thought it was like a minnow that was in some kind of necular water or something [​IMG]

    And what is a good shad recipe?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hmmm. Not sure. I know on the east coast shad fishing is a big deal for some. Seems like I heard that was for the roe, however. They catch some really big ones. Here in Kanas in our lakes we have a variety called gizzard shard. You rarely if ever catch one but will occasionally snag one. A one pound shad here is really big. The turn off for me is the smell - they have the most concentrated and overpowering fish smell that you cannot get off your hands. I think that's why no one (or no one I know of) eats them around these parts. But hey, bon apetit! [​IMG]

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    My grandfather used to catch shad for the roe but he would also salt them down. You can find instructions on the web for salt fish. A good recipe - breakfast of fried salt fish, corn cakes or corn bread, fried potatoes with onions, sliced tomatoes, sliced cantalope and coffee or tea. Ummmm......the country southern is coming out in me!!
  4. quercus21

    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2008
    Tivoli, NY
    In the spring, the shad runs start (when the shadblows flower - shrub/tree) in the Hudson River. The only way I have had it, is smoked. A nice apple smoke is really good. To me, they are a boney fish like a herring. I have seen them pickled and in like a sauce. The roe is also good fried.

  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    We used to go after shad on the Columbia River.

    They fight good and are tasty.

    We baked them wrapped in foil on very low temps for several hours. They are bony, so baking them until the bones are soft is the easy way.

    Out here they call shad "poor man's salmon".
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thankyou I will try that [​IMG]

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