Shad Roe

Alosa sapidissima

Seafood « Shad Roe

Shad Roe

Range:

The Carolinas to New England

Seasonality:

May

Method of Capture:

Gillnet

Sustainability Consideration:

Spring runs of shad returning to spawn in the rivers are highly regulated. There has been long-term river degredation that has compromised their ability to reproduce.

Size Range:

pairs of lobes from .5 to .75 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Rich but not heavy, with a light sea flavor and a delicate, melting texture

Cooking Tips:

sauté, grill, salt cure