Theresa Meade

Theresa Meade

Professional Walleye Angler

Professional Walleye Angler

Stories, Tips, Recipes

Walleye Italiano (or Walleye Parmesan, whichever you prefer)

When cooking fish, the amount of fish that you happen to have will vary, depending on how many people you serve and how many fish you caught. Even if it’s only 1 little fish, these recipes will work! When I give the amounts used, that too will be different depending on the amount of fish used. Experiment and try different things. That’s how cooking goes, like fishing, you only get better with practice! Let’s get cooking!


Here’s what you’ll need

1 square glass baking dish

2 or so walleye fillets, about 1-1/2 pounds

1 Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (any sauce will do, it’s up to you)

1 cup or so of grated mozzarella cheese

Sprinkle of oregano, if you have it

OK, here goes! Turn your oven on and preheat to 350 degrees. Take your glass dish and put about ½ of the sauce on the bottom. Next, we want to make sure our fish is rinsed. (Always do that with fresh fish) Layer the fillets on top of the sauce, then use the remaining sauce and spread it evenly on top of the fillets. (you don’t have to be perfect, no one is) Sprinkle the cheese on top (you can use more or less cheese if you want, it still tastes good) scatter a pinch of oregano over the cheese and place uncovered dish into the oven for 45-50 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned. That’s it! You may want to ad a little salt to the fish before topping it but don’t overdo it!

Walleye Encrusted with Parmesan (that sounds good and fancy, right?)

This is easy and good, I’m sure that you’ll be a huge success and a smashing hit!

Items you’ll need

1 square baking dish

2 or 3 walleye filets


Fresh parmesan cheese

Pinch of dill (or not, some people don’t like dill and it tastes great without it too)

That’s it! How easy is that, huh? Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Layer your fish filets in the glass dish. With a spoon, carefully and evenly spread mayonnaise over the top of the fish, making sure you cover it all. Now, be sure not to use too much mayonnaise, just a thin layer that covers it all. Next, sprinkle the parmesan cheese on the fish. Be very careful and try to keep it on the fish and spread it evenly. Lightly sprinkle the dill weed on top if you like. It’s ready to go! Place in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes. When the fish turns white and looks flakey (secret to knowing when fish is done) turn the oven on broil and brown the cheese. BE CAREFUL!!! It will burn in the blink of an eye! It only takes a minute or 2 at the most to get it brown and crusty. Remove and serve and viola! You are a chef in the making, a future gourmet, a…..ok, let’s not get carried overboard. But believe me when I say, whoever you cook these for will love it and so will you!!! AND, you caught dinner yourself? How nice is that?

(or Walleye Parmesan, whichever you prefer)

(that sounds good and fancy, right?)