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Shad Recipes

It's a sure sign of spring when the shad are running in the Connecticut River. Need tips for cooking shad? Here's a collection of links to shad recipes and shad roe recipes.

Shad Fingers in a Cornmeal Crust
Try this simple recipe for crispy, tasty fried shad fingers from About.com Fish & Seafood Cooking Guide Hank Shaw. This shad dish makes a perfect appetizer or light supper and pairs well with ice cold beer.

Virginia Baked Shad
From Hank Shaw, About.com's Fish & Seafood Cooking Guide, here is a recipe that calls for cooking shad very, very slowly so that the bones dissolve.

Baked Shad Recipe
This vintage baked shad recipe dates to 1914.

Baked Shad Roe with Tomato Sauce
This historic recipe is from "The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, published in 1918.

Southern Shad Recipes
Cook shad Southern-style with these recipes from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture including Fried Shad Tempura and Boneless Baked Shad reprinted from "The Carolina Up-Country Cookbook."

Broiled Shad with Herbs & Onions
This shad recipe from the New York Seafood Council features the flavors of onion, lemon, parsley and thyme.

Fried Shad Roe
This historic recipe is from "The Boston Cooking-school Cook Book" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, published in 1918.

Grilled Shad
It only takes 10-15 minutes to prepare shad on the grill with this recipe from the New York Seafood Council.

Marinated Shad with Ginger and Honey
From the New York Seafood Council, here is a recipe for a tasty shad marinade.

Morrocan Shad With Fava Beans
Add Middle Eastern flavor to your Connecticut River shad with this recipe adapted from Nicole Amsellem and published by the New York Times.

Recipe for Basic Broiled Shad
An easy-to-prepare recipe for shad fillets from the New York Seafood Council.

Shad Roe with Bacon in Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
Add zing to shad roe with this recipe from the New York Seafood Council.

Six-Hour Baked Shad with Onions and Bacon
Slow-cook your shad with this recipe from cookbook author and publisher Jay Harlow.

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