Shad Roe – Disappointment in the Kitchen!

  

I saw a display at the fish counter yesterday and realized, It’s that time of year, Shad Roe is in season. I tried it and wrote about it a couple years ago–it did not go well! 

 Take a look at the comments however (there are only 4). They begin to penetrate how we must approach food that has its own history.

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Shad Roe - A delicacy of spring. Shad Roe – A delicacy of spring.

For years I have seen this seasonal specialty at the fish counter in my grocery store.  I have heard about it in restaurants and food magazines, and I am generally pretty adventurous.  I love soft shell crabs, I eat and love scrapple, In fact I think the only line I have ever drawn is at Rocky Mountain Oysters out of general support for my gender.

If you're thinking it looks like a body part of roughly half the population, I agree. If you’re thinking it looks like a body part of roughly half the population, I agree.

So when I saw the food that Barron’s Food Lover’s Companion describes as “…a much sought-after springtime delicacy…roe encased in two delicately transparent oval-shaped membranes…[with] a rich, slightly sweet nutty flavor” I decided it was finally time to try it.

Nearly every recipe begins with bacon and I was ready with some authentic smokey Virginia bacon. Nearly every recipe begins with bacon and I was ready with some authentic smokey Virginia bacon.

I decided to top it with some caramelized onions. I decided to top it with some caramelized…

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