Grilled Walleye Recipe

Grilled Walleye Recipe
Serve this Grilled Walleye Recipe with a side of grilled asparagus and potatoes. (Photo courtesy of

This Grilled Walleye Recipe is easy to make and tastes so good

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes


  • 2 walleye fillets, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Fresh lemon, cut into wedges (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and minced garlic.

2. Cover grill grate with foil and spray with vegetable oil. (You can use a fish grilling basket if you have one.)

3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Baste one side of the fillets with the garlic butter and cook for approximately 3 minutes, flip and repeat. Fish is cooked when it flakes easily with a fork and is opaque in color.

4. Serve with a side of grilled asparagus and potatoes. Enjoy.

Foil Packet Method  CampingApproved!

You may also spray a piece of heavy foil with oiland place walleye fillets skin side down in the center of the foil. Spreadbutter on fillets (or brush with melted butter) and top with another piece offoil wrapping up edges so it is tight. Grill for 6 to 7 minutes on each side oruntil it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste andserve.

Stovetop Cooking Method

When you have fresh fillets, you can just cook themin a heavy skillet sprayed with oil, skin-side down. Brush with butter or oliveoil. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until fillet flakes easily with afork. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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