Preparing Walleye to Grill, Bake or Broil

Preparing Walleye to Grill, Bake or BroilWalleye is a type of freshwater fish that is popular with anglers fishing in the lakes and rivers of Canada and the northern United States. The fish is both fun to catch and good to eat, so any angler going after walleye should have a few recipes handy for preparing them.


Difficulty: Easy

Broiled Walleye

Things You’ll Need:
  • Cleaned walleye fillets
  • Blender or mortar and pestle
  • Basting brush
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Basil
  • White wine
  • Paprika
  • Bread crumbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Baking pan
  • Lemon juice
  • Plastic pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Pepper
Step 1
Prepare the walleye fillets by cutting them into half-inch wide strips.
Step 2
Create a paste from 4 to 5 tablespoons of lemon juice, three or four garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons of cooking oil, 3 tablespoons of white wine, and three pinches of basil. Use either a blender or a mortar and pestle to do this. Add salt and pepper as desired.
Step 3
Lay the fish on the broiler pan with the skin down. Baste them with the paste using a basting brush. Switch on the broiler and push the pan in.
Step 4
Broil for about 10 minutes for every half inch of thickness in the fish strips. For example, if the walleye is an inch think, broil for 20 minutes.

Baking Walleye

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Step 2
Brush the walleye fillets in melted butter, then roll them in bread crumbs. Sprinkle on salt and pepper as desired.
Step 3
Place the fillets in a pan and the pan in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes.

Grilled Walleye

Step 1
Place the walleye in a plastic pan and fill the pan with enough lemon juice to half-submerge the fillets. Marinade for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Slice an onion and pull it apart into rings.
Step 3
Make a "boat" out of aluminum foil by turning up the sides into walls and then folding those sides over two or three times to give them some strength.
Step 4
Place the walleye and lemon juice into the foil boat. Coat the walleye with melted butter using a basting brush. Cover that with onions and sprinkle with as much pepper as you like.
Step 5
Set the boat on the grill and let it cook. Stir it every so often and take it off when you see the fillets are thoroughly cooked. On a grill full of hot coals, this should take about 15 minutes.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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