How to butcher and cook a shad

‘alose savoureuse — the delicious American Shad or Shed is a very popular fish in Montreal. Only places for catching him quite a bit. It is usually caught near the power station on the rivière des prairies near the bridge Pie-IX as with the Montreal and Laval banks.

 

This year spring was late, shad was not long, a few individuals began to be caught at the end of may, but a massive gambling and fishing, in my opinion and did not work. Several times been on shore, but only one morning got on the pack when you had an hour to take a limit of 5 fish. It was not such as I remember fishing it a few years ago, when it lasted almost all week.

In the end, shad this year, I still ate, but at the same time made a video how I cut and prepare.

As I said in the video, shad can not only fry, but pickling and salting herring as usual, I love to do it on the BBQ, smoke, bake in the oven. In General, suitable for all kinds of food, but it should be noted that the fish is quite bony.

I like it just steamed or fried fish that is not only warm, but also cool. The shad is very tasty, but due to the fact that it is possible to catch only a limited time, and a limit on the possession of only 5 pieces, you have to eat them for his fishing.

The fish is very clean, the ocean, so local recommendations for safe fish consumption it has no restrictions in use. So catch shad, when it comes to spawn, and enjoy its neutral taste.

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