Walleye with lemon butter and herbs

Doré au beurre citronné et aux herbes

Summer is the ideal season to indulge in walleye fishing, a popular activity among outdoor enthusiasts. These calm, sunny waters are full of walleye, a fish appreciated for its tender and delicious flesh. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, walleye fishing is a rewarding experience, promising both adventure and relaxation.


After a fruitful day on the water, nothing beats the pleasure of savoring your catch with a simple but tasty recipe. Try our walleye with lemon butter and herbs. This exquisite dish highlights the finesse of walleye while offering fresh, summery aromas.


Imagine yourself by the lake, enjoying the sunset, while the delicious smell of lemon butter and fresh herbs fills the air. Follow our recipe to transform your fishing day into a memorable feast.



Enjoy your meal and good fishing!

Ingredients :
  • - 4 fillets of walleye
  • - 2 tablespoons of butter
  • - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • - 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • - 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • - 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • - 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • - Salt and pepper to taste
  • - Lemon slices for garnish


    Preparation of the fillets:

    • Rinse the walleye fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Season them with salt and pepper on both sides.

    Stove heating:

    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the butter and let it melt and foam slightly.

    Cooking the fillets:

    • Place the walleye fillets in the pan, skin side down if present. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the skin is crisp and golden. Carefully turn the fillets over and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on the other side, until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

    Preparation of the sauce :

    • Remove the fillets from the pan and keep them warm. In the same pan, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add the lemon zest and juice, and mix well to deglaze the pan.

    Adding herbs :

    • Remove the pan from the heat and stir the chopped parsley and dill into the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.

    Service :

    • Arrange the walleye fillets on serving plates. Top them with the lemon butter and herb sauce. Garnish with lemon slices and a little fresh parsley if desired.


    Advice :

    Serve this dish with steamed vegetables or roasted potatoes for a complete meal.

    Walleye is a delicate fish, so avoid handling it too often during cooking so that it does not fall apart.

    Enjoy your meal!