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  • EYES: The crustaceans that make up the shad's diet in the ocean are brightly colored and even bioluminescent.

    Field and Stream Guide: The American Shad

  • Wash a shad's roe in cold water, wipe it dry, rub with butter, and broil.

    How to Cook Fish

  • A member of the tarpon family, the shad's meat has an oily texture, but it is the roe that is the true prize, often selling for up to $30 for one pair of roe sacks.

    Island Packet: Home


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