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 Traverse City is mine.
Made with freshly-caught fillets of whitefish straight out of Lake Michigan combined with cream cheese, garlic, dill, and green onions, this pâté is with a perfect pair with crackers, some fresh cherries, and a crisp glass of cool wine.