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Mar 7, 2012 09:20 AM

DTW - Where to get shad roe

Hi - I'm looking for shad roe. There used to be a fish guy in Plymouth where I was able to find it but that was MANY years ago.

Anyone know a fishmonger, preferably on the west side, who has it?

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  1. Check Monahan's in AA - think I've seen it there in the past.

    1. Give Superior Fish in RO a call. They have white bass roe sometimes. Shad roe might not be out of the question.

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      1. re: oppsie

        Update: Superior has shad roe today. $8.95/pair of sacs. I got some, but have no idea what to do with it.

          1. re: VTB

            I managed to bumble my way into something edible. Enjoyable, but I don't think I'd do it again. Poached/baked in butter, then finished to brown on the burner. Sliced and doused in caper lemon pan sauce over bread grilled in the pan. Very rich. Mark that one off the bucket list...

            1. re: oppsie

              Ooooh, good job oppsie. That's exactly how it should be done. You're right about it being very rich. I think once a year or every five years is enough.

      2. Not to hijack this thread but, a waiter at the old Joe Muers once described shad roe to me as -
        take a banana to the beach, drop it in the sand, and then try to eat it.