View Full Version : Hickory plank shad

05-07-2013, 07:09 AM
Need hickory planks. Scale, fillet shad leaving skin on. Season with lemon pepper, paprika and garlic salt. Place fillets on hickory planks meat side down, cover with foil. Place in oven 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hrs. Take out and let cool. Scrape fish off the boards and discard, serve the boards with a good white wine.

Over the years I have tried shad I cooked myself and by others, smoked, baked, pressure cooked and pickled. Pressure cooked or pickled have been the only two ways that softened or dissolved the bones where they could be eaten with out being noticed. Didn't like the way pressure cooking changed the texture and you really have to like pickled fish to like pickled shad, it was ok. Haven't tried this but think pressure cooking to the point of dissolving the bones and then making shad patties (like salmon patties) would probably work well, may try that. Until then shad are for catching not eating for me.