Shad roe season came early this year, according to Lia Sanders of the Old Firehouse Restaurant. As detailed in last week’s food section, shad roe is a seasonal lowcountry delicacy. Often served for breakfast, the herring egg sac is not particularly good-looking, but it’s very rich. “We have shad roe and have been serving it for the last 11 years,” writes Sanders, who reports the ingredient’s now available at Crosby’s Seafood. “We offer it the traditional way, wrapped in bacon and deep fried, or poached in cream for a more delicate approach.” The Old Firehouse Restaurant is located at 6350 Highway 162 in Hollywood, S.C. It’s open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 889-9512 or check out the restaurant website.