© Melanie Acevedo
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Serves : 4

Don't be alarmed if the shad fillets are heavily cut into; shad is one of the boniest fish there is, and removing all the bones requires radical surgery. What you're left with, however, are succulent fillets that are ideal for broiling.    Delicious, Quick Side Dishes  Amazing Seafood Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

Heat the broiler. Lightly oil a broiler pan or baking sheet. Put the fish in the pan and rub the surface with the oil. Sprinkle with the chopped or dried thyme, the salt, and pepper. Dot with the butter.

Step 2    

Broil the fish until golden brown and just done, about 4 minutes for 3/4-inch-thick fillets. Decorate with the thyme sprigs, if using. Serve with the lemon wedges.

Chef's Notes

Fish Alternatives There's nothing quite like shad. Still, this is a good basic broiled fish recipe to use with other fish fillets, such as red snapper, sea bass, striped bass, pompano, and bluefish.

Variation Broiled Shad with Oregano: Use 3/4 teaspoon fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano in place of the thyme.

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