Prep Time: 1 Hour
Yields: 10 Serving


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.


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