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Shad Roe

Terrie H. Feb 26, 2012 06:09 AM

It seems a bit early for the season to be starting but I recently saw it on a restaurant menu so I'm wondering if the season is early this year. If anyone has seen it in a market in Montgomery Co. or NW DC, I'd really appreciate a heads up. This is my mother's favorite treat and her birthday is coming up.

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    cfoodie Feb 26, 2012 07:15 AM

    Saw it at Whole Foods in Rockville a couple of weeks ago.

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      shellymck Feb 26, 2012 05:40 PM

      Saw some at Sniders in Silver Spring on Thursday.

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        Ellen Feb 27, 2012 01:43 PM

        It's been available for about a month now. I get it at Whole Foods and Wegmans. Probably have it at Eastern Market too.

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        1. re: Ellen
          hill food Mar 2, 2012 10:50 PM

          Eastern Market does carry it in season (but call ahead) and in 10 years only once was the membrane damaged - I'll nick it myself before broiling thanks.

        2. Terrie H. Feb 27, 2012 02:33 PM

          Thank you all for your input!

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            cb1 Feb 29, 2012 01:42 PM

            Not in MoCo or DC, but not far in AA County, Shoreline Seafood in Crofton/Gambrills has shad roe

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              4X4 Mar 2, 2012 02:25 PM

              Kind of out of the way for you, but Faidley's in Lexington Market usually has it.

              1. Terrie H. Mar 3, 2012 01:02 PM

                Thank you again for your suggestions. They have appeared in the markets this week by me. The price will keep my mother from indulging ($9.99 for a set) even though it's a once-a-year treat for her. They used to be so cheap...

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                1. re: Terrie H.
                  hill food Mar 3, 2012 05:19 PM

                  I say when it's, for me, a once a year or even two year thing it is a justifiable treat. (just crumple and flush the receipt and don't tell her). dummy up and broil the bacon wrapped suckers (your method may vary).

                  1. re: Terrie H.
                    3MTA3 Mar 4, 2012 05:00 PM

                    I wonder if you can cure/dry Shad roe like Mullet in making bottarga. Wouldn't that be a hoot !!

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                      hill food Mar 4, 2012 05:34 PM

                      I can't imagine why not - if you give it a shot let us know!

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                        Terrie H. Mar 4, 2012 06:00 PM

                        Interesting thought, but I sure wouldn't know how.

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