THE LEGEND OF
MRS PETERS SMOKE HOUSE
Whether you knew her as “Smokehouse Sally” or Mrs. Peters, she smoked fish in Florida for over 50 years.
The legend of Mrs. Peters began in 1914. Undaunted by men’s work, she learned early how to clean fish dockside, thus perfecting a skill which is still the envy of many professional fishermen.
In 1931, Sally and her husband, Bill, built their own smokehouse in Miami which became the largest smokehouse in Florida.
Sally and her husband Bill later moved north to Jensen Beach and built a smokehouse where they continued to produce Mrs. Peters Famous Smoked Fish fillets. In 1974, Mrs. Peters sold the business but agreed to stay on and teach them the method of smoking fish.
Not much has changed at the Smokehouse and we continue to smoke fish the way Mrs. Peters taught us, using open racks over direct heat and smoke generated from hardwood found locally. The consistent quality of the Kingfish and other fillets has been maintained and the Mrs. Peters method is taught to every new employee who watches over the smokehouse.
We are the last true smokehouse in Florida today.