Walleye pike fillets cook well in a pan. When preparing any fish, cook it just until it flakes with a fork to prevent it from becoming tough and rubbery. Using a nonstick pan with additional oil ensures that your fish comes cleanly out of the pan without sticking to the bottom. Choose an option below to suit your cooking preferences: pan-fry fish or grilled fish.
Things You'll Need
- For pan frying:
- Nonstick frying pan
- 1 lb. walleye pike fillets
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Paper towels
- Lemon wedges and tartar sauce for serving (optional)
- For grilling:
- Grilling basket
Pan Fry Fish
Inspect the walleye pike fillets and remove any bones you see.
Heat the frying pan over medium high heat.
Add the oil to the pan, swirling the pan to coat the bottom.
Place the walleye pike fillets into the pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Turn the fish with a spatula and cook on the bottom for 4 to 5 minutes or until the fish turns opaque and flakes.
Drain the fish on paper towels and serve with lemon and tartar sauce if desired.
Grilled Walleye Pike Fillets
Heat the grill to medium heat.
Coat the walleye pike fillets on both sides with the vegetable oil and place into the grilling basket.
Cook the fish in the grilling basket directly over the heat for 6 to 9 total minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
Remove the fish from the heat and serve when it flakes with a fork.
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