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Mar 14, 2013 12:31 PM

Shad Roe?

I know the forsythia is not quite blooming yet but I'm craving Shad Roe. Does anyone know where I can get some?

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  1. Are you looking for restaurants or seafood markets?

    For restaurants I can't help you, but pretty much any & every supermarket here in VA with a seafood department is carrying Shad Roe at the moment. I've seen it at Wegmans (bought some from there just a couple of weeks ago - FABULOUS!); also try Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, & independent seafood markets.

    It can be hit or miss, because markets don't usually order a lot at one time due to Shad Roe's extreme perishability.

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    1. re: Bacardi1

      Thanks I will have to check that out but I'm a little lazy a restaurant would be ideal.

      1. re: seafoodlovah

        Rumor has it they are serving it at Mintwood Place. Equinox usually has a shad item on the menu when it's in first to find out.

    2. I have seen it before at Salt River Lobster's truck in bethesda, maryland.

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      1. re: MilaSoler

        I've seen Shad Roe advertised at the Annapolis Seafood Market's roadside sign on Forest Drive in Annapolis recently ( Not sure if you are looking inside the DC limits or not, as this might be a bit out of your way.

        I've never had Shad Roe, how is it best prepared/cooked/eaten etc? Sounds like there are a few fans ...

        1. re: MrBigTime

          I like cooking it as simply as possible - just sauteed in an obscene amount of butter with some fresh lemon juice squeezed over it.

          Some folks like it with bacon, onions, garlic, etc., etc., but for me - assuming the Shad Roe is truly fresh - that's just gilding the lily.

      2. Mintwood has it on their menu at the moment.

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          1. I had it last weekend at the Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market. Not the best rendition, but far from the worst. I would order it again if it was still on the menu.
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