walleye piccata

May 31, 2018

a quick, healthy and absolutely delicious fish dinner [or lunch!] you can use any type of white fish that you have or are able to obtain; walleye, perch, halibut, etc. of course depending on the type, the cooking times might change. I was lucky enough to use my dad's freshly caught walleye for this dish. 


you could either serve the fish as the meat portion of a meal alongside a salad and crusty bread or over a bed of buttered noodles topped with freshly chopped parsley, freshly grated parmesan, salt and pepper. 

walleye piccata

yields: 4 servings               prep time: 5 minutes               cook time: 10-15 minutes



1 lb. fresh walleye

3 Tbsp. butter

3 Tbsp. capers

juice of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp. minced garlic

kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper


optional: 1 lb. pasta, fresh parsley & freshly grated parmesan



Pat the fish dry and season both sides with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

Lay the filets evenly throughout the pan. If you have to, cook the fish in 2 batches. 

Cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, until it has started brown.

Carefully flip the filets over and add the additional 2 Tbsp. butter, lemon juice and capers. 

Cook for another 3-5 minutes. 

Serve hot either on its own or over a bed of buttered noodles topped with fresh parsley, freshly grated parmesan, salt and pepper. 

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