Shad Roe - Alosa sapidissima

Finfish  <<  Shad Roe

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Shad Roe,  Alosa sapidissima


The Carolinas to New England



Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Spring runs of shad returning to spawn in the rivers are highly regulated. There has been long-term river degradation that has compromised their ability to reproduce.

Size Range:

pairs of lobes from .5 to .75 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Rich but not heavy, with a light sea flavor and a delicate, melting texture

Cooking Tips:

sauté, grill, salt cure