Shad roe
April 15, 2008 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Does anybody have a lead on shad roe by mail?

I'm going to visit my mother in California in a few weeks. She wants me to buy some shad roe here, freeze them and bring them on the plane. This seems like a monumentally bad idea. But I would like for her to have her shad roe.

Does anybody have experience with a source that will ship? Fresh is best, but frozen is an option too, if that can happen — especially since the season may be over by the first week of May, right?

(Note: I've never had frozen shad roe. So if that's just not worth it, feel free to warn me away.)
posted by veggieboy to Food & Drink (3 answers total)
Might want to ask this on Chowhound. There always seems to be a Shad Roe thread in the New England section this time of year.
posted by Miko at 7:50 AM on April 15, 2008

Capt. Marden's will do it.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:27 AM on April 15, 2008

P.s.- Shad roe do not freeze well. The delicate membrane that keeps the eggs from spilling out will break, and the eggs themselves will lose the satisfying 'pop' and become mushy. You can do it, but the quality is less than 2nd best. And hurry, the season's have been becoming earlier and shorter with the climate weirdness of late.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:31 AM on April 15, 2008

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