Baked Shad glazed with Dijon Mustard, Capers and Dill

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Seafood Recipes by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe



  1. Lightly season shad fillet.
  2. Place in moderately hot non-reactive skillet with touch of butter.
  3. Transfer to 375°F oven. Bake about 3 minutes until shad is halfway done.
  4. Glaze lightly with Dijon mustard.
  5. Squeeze lemon over the shad. Add splash of white wine, fish stock or water(about 1 fl. oz).
  6. Continue to bake 2 – 3 minutes until shad is almost cooked.
  7. Carefully remove the shad to the plate.
  8. Swirl 1 tsp butter into pan juices, then add capers and fresh dill.
  9. Spoon butter sauce over the shad.
  10. Serve with your favorite green vegetable, such as broccoli or green beans and mashed potatoes.