For this baked walleye recipe, this great North American freshwater fish is baked in butter, then covered with almonds and mild cheddar cheese. So pretty and delicious, this dish is perfect to serve for any special occasion. However, the recipe comes together quickly enough that you can enjoy these baked walleye fillets even on a busy weeknight. After trying it out, share the recipe on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter with your family and friends.
2 pounds walleye fillets, skinned, cut into 4 portions
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
7 tablespoons Cabot Unsalted Butter, divided
½ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus lemon wedges
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
8 ounces Cabot Mild Cheddar or Cabot Muenster, grated (about 2 cups)
Prep: 25 mins | Cook: 35 mins | Total: 1 hr
PREHEAT oven to 375ºF and butter the inside of a 9x13-inch baking pan. Season the walleye fillets on both sides with salt and pepper and place fillets in the baking pan, spacing them evenly apart.
CUT 8 tablespoons of Cabot Unsalted Butter into small pieces. Place half inside the fish and the remaining half on top. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake for about 35 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.
PREPARE the amandine topping while the fish is baking by melting the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small skillet. When butter is hot but not browned, add the slivered almonds and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the fresh lemon juice and half of the chopped parsley and continue cooking and stirring for another 2 to 3 minutes. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
REMOVE the walleye fillets from the oven when they are done and sprinkle with grated Cabot Mild Cheddar cheese (or Cabot Muenster). Immediately pour almond mixture over the top of each fillet and garnish with the remaining parsley and lemon wedges.
Can’t get enough delicious fish? Then you have to make these Grilled Tilapia Fillets in Corn Husks with Cheddar. As a co-operative of 800 farm families, Cabot takes a lot of pride in making our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this baked walleye recipe, so please rate and review it once you’ve tried it.
Recipe courtesy of Jimmy Kennedy.