Shad & Shad Roe
We usually make a trip to Hale's shad in Rocky Hill Ct. about this time of year to pick up 6 or 8 pair of shad roe and maybe a fillet or two, but with gas at around 4 clams a gallon, were wondering if there are any fish mongers in the western Boston 'burbs or elsewhere who carry shad & roe at reasonable prices.
Anyone seen any Connecticut, or other roe and fillets around?
Willing to travel, but not too pumped about paying too much for said delicacy. We usually have a fresh pair (sorry) for dinner in the day or two after our trip, and freeze the rest. Frozen, they seem to last for several months, and are still excellent.
Last time I was at Hale's, I think a pair was going for around $8, and Bill always seems to have some nice fish that he catches netting the Ct. river.
perhaps you alrdy know these vendors, but i'm thinking they may be the most likely (though i do not know if they do or ever do have shad roe). Hopefully other CHs will chirp in.:
- courthouse seafood
-new deal fish market
-capt. marden's (wellesley)
- alive and kicking lobsters
Another thought is that maybe Hungry Mother, a Southern food restnt in Kendall Sq., puts it on their menu(shad roe is a big deal in VA at least) . You could call and ask them who is their shad roe vendor, or you could ask if you could buy some through them (once a yr. shouldn't be a big deal; maybe they'd be happy to help; you never know.)
i don't know if japanese have shad in japan, but if so, there is a new much lauded japanese fish market in allston. best of luck.
New Deal Fish Market
622 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Courthouse Fish Market
484 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482
Alive And Kicking Lobsters
269 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge, MA
I know they've had them at the Quarterdeck in Maynard. You'd want to call though; I haven't noticed them on the Fish Flash email in a few weeks.