Door County is a Wisconsin peninsula formed by Green Bay on the
west and Lake Michigan on the east. It was a landing point for French
trappers and traders crossing the lake, but once so wild that it
became known as "Death's Door."
8 pounds freshwater fish, cut into 1½ steaks
10 quarts water
½ cup salt
3-4 pounds small red new potatoes, skin on
3 pounds small white onions
1 pound butter, melted
12 lemons, quartered
1 cup chopped parsley
In a large stockpot, lightly salt water and bring to boil. NOTE:
You should cut a cross in the bottom of each onion so they cook
faster. Add potatoes and onions, and cook 8-10 minutes or until
half done. Place fish steaks in a wire basket, colander or steamer
top, or wrap them in cheesecloth and tie the top with heavy string.
Lower fish into pot, making sure they are entirely covered. Return
to a boil then cover pot. Boil 8-10 minutes or until fish are firm
but fork tender. Remove fish and vegetables and drain both thoroughly.
Arrange fish on a platter surrounded by potatoes and onions. Pour
melted butter over fish and vegetables. Sprinkle with chopped parsley
and serve with lemon quarters.