Dried Shad has been credited with saving George Washington’s troops from starvation as they camped at Valley Forge.
The soft texture of Shad holds up best in baking, broiling or lightly sautéing. You may also stuff a whole shad and bake it. It is fairly mild tasting, so simple flavorings like butter, lemon, white vinegar and fresh parsley work best here.
Per unit weight, Shad contains nearly twice as much Omega 3 Fatty Acids as wild salmon. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, Calcium and iron.