Sauteéd Shad Roe Recipe

This classic shad roe recipe, pairing delicate roe with crispy, crumbled bacon, is a favorite with shad lovers. Serve with new season baby potatoes and asparagus for a celebration of spring on your plate.


  • 1 pair fresh shad roe
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1 sprig of flat leaf parsley for garnish
  • 1 lemon slice for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Render bacon in pan. Reserve crisp bacon for garnish.
  2. Add olive oil to bacon fat. Place on medium heat.
  3. Separate the roe into two pieces along the seam. Dredge in flour removing any excess. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place shad roe into pan. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Turn roe, cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan and place on paper towel, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Plate and garnish with sliced lemon, parsley and crumbled bacon.


Shad Roe