Majestic Stuffed Baked Shad

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 6
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3 pounds dressed shad
1/2 pound shad or herring roe
1/2 pound crab meat
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 medium onion -- thinly sliced
4 strips bacon

Preparation / Directions:

1. Wash and dry fish thoroughly; place in shallow, foil-lined baking pan. Open fish. 2. Mash roe; spread over bottom part of fish. 3. Remove cartilage from crab meat; spread over roe. 4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; dot with margarine. 5. Close fish over stuffing; sprinkle top of fish lightly with salt and pepper. 6. Place onion slices, then bacon strips on top of fish; loosely cover with foil. 7. Bake in preheated 350 F. oven 45 to 50 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. (Be careful not to overcook.)

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