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    Re: Damn they're tasty

    Anyone got a good smoking recipe or do you just gut ‘em and toss ‘em over some mesquite or something?

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    Re: Damn they're tasty

    Sounds like I have to give it a try I've talked to a couple guys who said use a pressure cooker to make the bones soft.

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    Salmon chaser Tifoso's Avatar
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    Re: Damn they're tasty

    Dang tasty smoked.
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    Re: Damn they're tasty

    Learn to debone them and smoke them. Easily as good as salmon, if not better. I know...sacrilege, but based on my last batch, totally true.
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    Oh Yeah!...Salmon!...Everything else is just practice.

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    Re: Damn they're tasty

    For shad I like the cedar plank method. Heavily season the fish cook it for 10 minutes on each side when its done throw the fish away and eat the wood.

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    Damn they're tasty

    I admit it, I had never eaten shad. I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Oh there trash fish, oh nobody eats those things, only keepem for crab bait and so on. Well after a long hiatus from shad after leaving the lower American for the upper years ago I finally went again. And man did i forget how much fun it is wading in a river on a warm evening fighting shad. Well my night was slow, I was rusty but still managed a few. Took them home and decided to smoke them. What a wonderful surprise, we had them the last two nights. Once in a salad with lemon honey dressing and tonight with garlic asparagus pasta. Sure there boney but a little patience and some bone pickers made short work of them. Well worth the trouble, I won't be throwing shad back anytime soon.

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