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Grilled Walleye Recipe

Want to learn how to cook tasty walleye? This recipe includes three easy methods (on a grill, in a foil packet, and on a stovetop) that are sure to result in a delicious lunch or supper.

Grilled Walleye Recipe

Serve this walleye recipe with a side of grilled asparagus and roasted potatoes. (Photo courtesy of

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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


>> Method 1: Grilling – The Simple, Go-To Way To Cook Walleye

  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.

>> Method 2: Foil Packet on the Grill – Camping Approved!

Need an easy way to prepare walleye when you are camping? Try cooking your fish in a foil packet.

  1. Spray a piece of heavy foil with oil and place walleye fillets skin side down in the center of the foil.
  2. Spread butter on fillets (or brush with melted butter) and top with another piece of foil wrapping up edges so it is tight.
  3. Grill for 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until it flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

>> Method 3: Stovetop Cooking – Perfect for Fresh Fish!

If you have fresh fillets, you can just cook them in a heavy skillet sprayed with oil, skin-side down.

  1. Brush walleye fillets with butter or olive oil.
  2. Spray a heavy skillet with oil and place fillets in the skillet, skin-side down.
  3. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until fillet flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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