For many residents of the Twin Cities, driving up to the Great Lakes is a good weekend getaway. It takes only 3 hours to get to Duluth and the shores of Lake Superior. We drove a little further northeast this time to Hancock, Michigan, a 7-hour journey from home. The drive was very pleasant and weather was great. We had a lovely time.
Hancock is situated on the Keweenaw Peninsula, separated from the rest of Upper Michigan by Portage Lake. A double-decked vertical lift bridge joins the city to Houghton in the south. The view from here is truly scenic. Looking at this right now, it is hard to believe they had over 300 inches of snow this past winter!
One of the highlights of visiting Lake Superior is the opportunity to eat fresh water fish. The deep cold waters are an abundant source of whitefish, trout, walleye, pike, and many other species. They are said to have a firmer and finer texture. Family owned fish markets like Peterson’s offers a variety of fresh and smoked fish at very reasonable prices. They also serve chowders, baked, and fried fish in their adjoining restaurant.
I bought some whitefish and trout at Peterson’s. As soon as I got home, I surfed the internet for ideas and came across this wonderful Pistachio Pesto Crusted Salmon. After I read the recipe, I was eager to give it a try.
This Pistachio Pesto Crusted Whitefish recipe was adapted from Citronlimette. Halibut, cod, tilapia, or sole may be used in place of whitefish. Do give it a try. You will not be disappointed.
My friend, Marie Poulin is a Personal Chef in Sarasota, Florida. She has created and tested a great number of recipes and favors fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Please visit her blog, Citronlimette for more vibrant, delicious, and healthy recipes.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎