Shad - Fresh, Wild, USA, Whole (2.5lb avg) - OUT OF SEASON

  • Shad - Fresh, Wild, USA, Whole (2.5lb avg) - OUT OF SEASON

    Descaled, Gutted, Gilled

    Out of season

    $12.95 / fish
    Total: $0.00


Shad look very much like plump, silver-green herring. Their moderately soft textured flesh has a sweet, delicate flavor that’s similar to Salmon, but a bit milder. They do have a lot of bones, so you might want to opt for our boned fillets.


Alosa sapidissima





Taste & Texture

  • Mild
  • Delicate and Flaky

Cooking Methods

Nutritional Facts

Protein (g)14
Omega 3 (mg)2251
Total Fat (g)12

Region & Fishery

Fun Fact

Dried shad has been credited with saving George Washington’s troops from starvation as they camped at Valley Forge.

Product Preparation

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.

Product Nutrition

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.

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Bake/Broil

FFM Seafood Cooking Methods - Pan Searing

Nutrition Facts

AmountPercent Daily Value
Cholesterol (mg)64 21%
Sodium (mg)43 2%
Potassium (mg)326 9%
Total Carbohydrate (g)0 0%
Percent Daily Value
Vitamin A2%

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