Door County Folk
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Traditional Door County Fish Boil Dinner
Fish Boil Dinner (Saturday Only - in Baileys Harbor Park) (back
Fish Boil Background: While fish boils are thought to have originated with Scandinavian settlers and lumberjacks who discovered a tasty way to enjoy the fruits of Lake Michigan, there is also a tradition of fish boil dinners in Scotland using salmon. Fish boils feature both great food and great showmanship. The ingredients are boiled in a kettle with about 30 gallons of water over an open fire. After cooking a while, spices are added and as the fish oils rise to the surface of the boiling cauldron, the cooking crew tosses a small can of kerosene on the fire. A great burst of flame shoots up and the intense heat causes the pot to boil over, spilling the unappetizing fish oils over the side, extinguishing the fire and leaving the ingredients perfectly done, steaming hot and ready to serve.
The fish, potatoes and onions are served with coleslaw and topped off with Door County Cherry pie for dessert. Coffee, iced tea, lemonade are included. BYO Beer & Wine.
There will be two seatings at 6:00pm & 6:45pm for this fixed-price meal - $22.00, Kids Under 13: $14 - tax & tip included.
Reservations required. Limit 42 per seating. Specify your seating time on the Registration Form.
Following dinner, there will be live music, singing and dancing in Baileys Harbor Park before the Party.
FISH BOIL TEAM:
Music, Singing & Dancing in the Park (Saturday
Evening approx 7:30pm) (back