Fried Shad Roe



2 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 slice bacon
1 pair shad roe
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Lemon wedges
Fresh parsley sprigs


Cook bacon in a medium skillet until crisp; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon; set aside.

Wipe roe gently, using a damp piece of cheesecloth, being careful not to break membrane. Place roe in skillet; cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Remove cover; sprinkle roe with salt and pepper. Gently turn roe, being careful not to break membrane. Cover; cook over low heat 5 minutes. Uncover, and cook until lightly browned.

Transfer roe to a warm serving platter. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, and garnish with lemon and parsley. Serve hot.