Michigan may be known as the cherry capital of the world, but this writer from the mitten votes whitefish spread as Michigan’s greatest culinary legacy.
Like eating lobster in Maine, Michiganders enjoy whitefish in all its splendor when we head “up north” for vacation along our third coast. As with any regional food, everyone has their favorite version. This smooth, creamy spread from the tiny fishing village of Leland (AKA Fishtown) is mine.
Made with freshly-caught fillets of whitefish straight out of Lake Michigan, this pâté is a perfect pair with crackers, some fresh cherries, and a crisp glass of cool wine.