Door County Fish Boil

Preparation info
  • Serves

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Door County is a peninsular thumb formed by Green Bay on the left and Lake Michigan on the right. Door County was the landing point for French trappers and traders crossing the lake, but the place was so wild that as each successive wave of immigrants washed up on these shores, it became known as “Death’s Door.” Today it’s a place of cherry orchards and vineyards, small harbors and large fishing boats, and enough avid fishermen to keep the pots boiling year round for a Door County fish boil