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Shad Recipes?
« on: June 07, 2019, 12:43:14 PM »
A friend just gave me a mess of shad and I'm not sure what to do with them.  Never had much luck cooking them.

What's the trick?

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 01:17:17 PM »
Under about 8" of soil next to your roses, or freeze them in a block and use for crab bait.

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 01:23:02 PM »
Cut into 1" cubes, freeze in quart bags.  Deliver to Skillet before he goes to AK.  Wait 7 months, and they will turn into a 4# gallon bag that tastes like prawns.   :chuckle:
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 01:29:57 PM »
Cut into 1" cubes, freeze in quart bags.  Deliver to Skillet before he goes to AK.  Wait 7 months, and they will turn into a 4# gallon bag that tastes like prawns.   :chuckle:
That sounds like a good offer for someone that has shad.
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2019, 01:57:57 PM »
Don't they look tasty?


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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2019, 02:00:14 PM »
Shad = bait

But let me know if you figure out how to eat it!
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2019, 02:01:48 PM »
They are a delicacy.....here you go.


Airtight container.  In layers,  olive oil, garlic, salt, shad , repeat.  Store in the back of fridge for one year. Poke a teeny tiny hole in top.

Take out, rinse, get someone drunk,  tell then they are a delicacy then stand back and see what happens.

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2019, 02:04:37 PM »
I'd eat that.

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2019, 02:09:54 PM »
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 02:28:42 PM »
Are they comparable to Tilapia ?

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2019, 02:40:37 PM »
https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/broiled-shad-thyme
I typed in shad recipes and there were several, This one was on the top.

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2019, 02:48:30 PM »
I can them - turns out excellent.  Skin them and then slice off the rib bones - dont have to get them all.   Roll the pieces up stuff in jars.  Put a big pinch of kosher salt, tbl spoon olive oil, fill the rest of the space to near the top with water.  Then add a sprig of basil and rosemary and a thin slice of lemon.  Seal up jars and then pressure can at pressure in water for 45 minutes for small jars up to 11/2 hours for bigger jars. 

Makes great sandwiches ( way better than store tuna) or with cream cheese crackers.....  with jalapenos...  or??

I also soak the fillets skinned and boned in lemon water  then cover with mayo and cedar plank them on the bbq....

I am going to pickle some this time around and see how that turns out.

I bleed them as soon as caught and keep them well iced on the way home.
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2019, 08:27:45 PM »
I stuck with what I know and gave them a good hard smoke.  They turned out pretty good.


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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2019, 08:40:14 PM »
Technically they are supposed to taste better then salmon due to them having high amounts of omega 3 and other oils or something? But it is also literally the boniest fish in the world. With over 300 pin bones PER side. Pin bones that scientest and biologists still unsure of their purpose.The grow right into the meat  :dunno:
Ill be bringing about 100lbs home monday/tuesday if the water permits it. Been needing to stock up on bait. Gonna attempt to cook one or two and then decide from there.
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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2019, 08:44:32 PM »
I stuck with what I know and gave them a good hard smoke.  They turned out pretty good.

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Re: Shad Recipes?
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 10:34:07 PM »
As being a fresh-water fish gal, tropicals and all Shad are a member of the bait-fish family,,, Shiners especially in most N.A. lakes and some rivers, Boney indeed BUT are a delacay IF smoked or cooked with the right methods, will need steam if not smoked otherwise will dry out! I have a STEAM pressure OVEN which does a great job for ALL fish/birds...
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