If you’ve ever had the pleasure of stopping through Door County, Wisconsin to enjoy a fish boil, you’ll understand how seriously they take this dish.
While you probably don’t have the time or resources to make a fire like the one pictured here, don’t fret – we’ve dumbed it down for you below. Give this fresh, healthy and delicious summer treat a shot and let us know how the Door County fish boil worked for you.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 2-3 fillets of raw cod or whitefish
- 5 tbs kosher salt
- 10-15 fingerling potatoes
- 15 cipollini onions
- 1 bag raw baby carrots
- 1 lemon
- 1 stick butter
- Fill a large pot halfway with water and bring to boil.
- Add about 5 tbs of kosher salt to the pot. (Feel free to add more or less based on your preference).
- Peel and wash cipollini onions.
- Wash and scrub fingerling potatoes, but do not peel the skins. This will ensure the potatoes won’t break apart during the boiling process.
- Once at a boil, add potatoes and onions to the pot, mixing occasionally.
- After roughly 3-4 minutes, add your cod or whitefish and half a bag of baby carrots.
- Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter in a microwave-safe serving dish.
- Use a perforated spoon to retrieve and serve your fish boil.
- Add lemon and melted butter according to your taste. Enjoy your very own homemade Door County fish boil.
To make sure you’re on the right track with preparing your vegetables, we’ve added some pictures above of how they should look after prep. Note that fingerling potatoes shouldn’t be peeled for this recipe.