The shad are running here in South Carolina, and the Hominy Grill in Charleston has shad roe on its menu, a traditional rite of spring. Their version sautees the roe with bacon and serves it over grits. It sounds like just the kind of local, seasonal dish I love--yet I've never tried it!
It seems like shad roe is a love-it-or-hate-it kind of dish. Or maybe it's an acquired taste. Either way, most reports I've heard from first-time shad roe tasters have been lukewarm at best. Not exactly encouraging.
So, those who have tried it, what's your opinion of shad roe? I'm trying to psych myself up to try it, but I welcome both positive and negative opinions, the more descriptive the better!