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Best Shad Roe Recipes

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I've tried several recipes but I've found that the best preparation is to simply sautee the roe sacs in browned butter and sprinkle with S&P and maybe some shaved prociutto crisped a bit sprinkled over top. How do you do it?

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  1. As an aside, I've always wanted to try shad roe..does it have a specific season when it is sold?

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    1. re: ChowFun_derek

      The season typically starts in March, but it started early this year and shad roe has been available for about 3 weeks already. I think it usually ends sometime in April, so snatch some up while you can!

      1. re: Reene902

        Thanks...does anyone in S.F. know of a place that stocks shad roe???

    2. I agree. Simpler is better in this case. I like to pan fry it with bacon in a little bit of butter (plus S&P obviously) and crunch up the bacon over the top when done.

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      1. re: Reene902

        I like it sauteed in butter with a big squirt of lemon and some parsley. I need to go see if the fish guy has any coming soon!

        1. re: dct

          BUMP!
          It's shad roe season! Sauteed in butter withy lemon and caper, bacon crumbled on top, a glass of well-chilled sauvignon blanc. Yum!