Say hello and bon appetit to this delicious catch from Bay Port Fish Company.
Not only have our friends at Jake’s Country Meats brought us excellent…well..meats, they’ve now also brought us (and you!) fish. More specifically: filleted, pin-boned, wild-caught, freshly flash-frozen whitefish from the fine folks at the family-operated Bay Port Fish Company.
Bay Port, Michigan has been fished since the 1840s, and the BPFC has been in operation in Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay since 1895, with the Williams family at the helm since 1978. Depending on the weather, the company operates between spring and fall on three boats: the Osprey, the Argo, and the Patsy.
The Great Lakes make up one of the most well-managed fisheries in the world, and as such, commercial fishing is very restricted, with only 13 small, family-based operations doing the catching. The whitefish (adikameg in Anishinabe/Ojibwe) you’re hopefully enjoying while reading this is especially special with tons of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Ready to adapt to any recipe, this fish is sweet, light, and ready for any and all recipes. As the 18th-century French historian Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix declared of the Great Lakes whitefish, “nothing of the fish kind can excel it.” So, how will you prepare yours?