This Thread is intended for all the Fisherman, anglers, Shadders, and Seafood extraordinaires to share recipes for Menhaden (Bunker) (Shad).
Ill Start with my favorite shad recipe that momma always cooks up on Thanksgiving and Xmas Holidays.
Dethaw yourself about a half dozen nice Shad (Bunkers)
Get a Large Ziplock bag and put the shad in the bag along with about 6 cups of tomatoe juice and a tablespoon of red peppers
Let it sit in the bag refrigerated a few hours. Next turn your stove on broil.
Take the marninated shad out of the bag then chop off the heads and tails.
Generously spread the shad with butter, seasoned salt, and old bay and a few sprigs of parsley. Cook on Broil about 8 to 10 minutes or until Shad is Golden Brown. Remove from heat and serve!
usually feeds about 3-4 people
ShadorDie....over and out
Season with old bay, bake on a pine board until done, throw fish out and eat pine board
I would have to asume your talking herring and maybe shad, not bunker/menhadden. Only use for bunker is for cobia and striper fishing great bait for chumming. If you have a good way for cooking Bunker let me know? I seem to end up with alot of it
shad for breakfast?
no i eat bunkers, they are delicious. I've always loved the taste. I have a bunch that i didnt use for crab pot bait so i've been cookin em up. I grill em, broil em, steam em, or sometimes chop em up and throw em in my crock pot and make some shad chili.!
Cook bunkers/menhaden?.........peeeyeeewww You would have every cat in the county headed for your house. Course you wouldn't be there. You would be up at the cemetery cause your wife shot your a$$ for stinking up the house with an incredible stench. Gross!!!
I like shad and herring. Sure you aren't talking about shad and herring?
I always said that the ATF screwed up at Waco. If they wanted the Davidians to come out all they had to do was load up one of those big C-130 planes used for fire fighting with menhaden oil and drop a couple of loads on the compound. They would have been glad to come out.
no im talking bunker....it understand its an acquired tase but its my favorite food now. You may have not like the taste of beer the first time you tried it when you were young but i bet you love it now. Same thing. I guess workin on a Shad boat my whole life as brought me close to the Shad. Gotta love em.....Shad or get off the boat.
You must be drunk.