shad recipie

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  1. eddie

    eddie Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    so toms river,nj
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Black Diamond
    8.1 V-Drives
    1.catch shad
    2.fillet shad
    3.marinate shad shad on hickory plank
    5.cook shad on plank for 30 minutes over medium coals
    6.throw out shad and eat the plank.yummy :lol:
  2. AndersonAcres

    AndersonAcres New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 30, 2006
    I'd never hear of a Shad before my sister gave me John McPhee's book, Founding Fish. Great fish so it seems, and a great book.

    Here's a Barnes & Noble Review
    What Mark Kurlansky did for Cod, Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee does for the great American shad in an account that's part history, part natural history, and one long engaging fish story. By his own reckoning, McPhee has "personally spent nine hundred and twenty-two hours" fishing for shad in the Delaware River, and in The Founding Fish he plunges us into his story as the shad begin to run. Recounting his battle with a roe shad that takes nearly three hours to land, McPhee then traces the history of the American obsession with this celebrated fish, which emerged in the Cretaceous and is now threatened by environmental degradation. From the Columbia River Gorge to the inlets of Maine, McPhee encounters enthusiasts like himself -- fish anatomists, ecologists, anglers, and an expert dart maker -- and even manages to involve Washington, Jefferson, Daniel Boone, and Pocahontas in his tale. Full of the kind of close observation and precise description for which McPhee is known, the book concludes with an anecdotal compendium of recipes for shad. Like any fishing trip with a seasoned angler, The Founding Fish is by turns leisurely and eventful, companionable and informed -- it's is a sure thing for McPhee's many fans. Deirdre Mullane

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