Planked Shad

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Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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The shad is a popular fish in America. It belongs to the herring family, and the species which occur on the Atlantic coasts of America surpass the European species in importance as regards economic value.

Planked shad consists in splitting the fish, putting it on a well buttered plank, with the skin side downwards, seasoning it with salt and pepper, brushing it over with melted butter, and putting it in a quick oven for 25 to 30 minutes or grilling under a gas or electric grill.

It is served on the plank, with a little melted butter poured over it, and garnished with parsley and slices of lemon.