Herb-Crusted Walleye Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Herb-Crusted Walleye Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Herb-Crusted Walleye

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"This is a quick and easy dinner solution that is a big hit at my table. You can use perch, walleye, tilapia, and probably any other kind of fish you'd like. I find that everyone likes certain tastes, so feel free to spice it up however you like. I will sometimes add more of the ingredients on top of the fish before putting in the oven for more flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place butter in a 9x13-inch baking dish and melt butter in the oven while it heats.
  2. Mix crushed crackers, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Remove baking dish from oven and dip walleye fillets into butter; gently press fillets into crumb mixture to coat both sides of each fillet. Lay the breaded fillets into the baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily, 25 to 30 minutes.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 31, 2012

Nice texture and wonderful flavor. I used Ritz crackers since they were on hand. I also would consider the Parmesean as a "required" item. There is something about it when combined with the other ingredients that makes this special.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2013

I'm sorry, but this was a great disappointment. I followed the recipe closely, except used bread crumbs instead of crackers. I was a bit wary of the "Italian" nature of the seasonings, used on a delicate fish like walleye. The seasonings were not actually too strong, but they were just wrong with the natural flavor of walleye. Just made the fish taste un-wonderful, and walleye is expensive. I would have done better just to pan-fry with a light flour coating with salt, pepper and lemon, which would have complemented the fish. Sorry, a complete fail for me.

Jan 09, 2013

This is a winner..... So much my picky eater two year old gobbled it up

Jan 11, 2013

Delicious, fast, and easy! I've never made fish before, but wanted to try it. I used Tilapia filets, and Italian breadcrumbs instead of cracker crumbs and seasonings. My husband and kids ate every bite! I'll be making this again!

Jan 02, 2013

I love this recipe but I add a bit more to it. Start with about a 1/4 cup crushed buttery garlic croutons, 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley and coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Also, instead of using parmesan cheese I use a three cheese blend of parmesan, asiago and romano cheeses. I also like to add about and extra 2 Tablespoons of cheese blend to the mixture. Bake for thirty minutes and this fish dish is to die for!

Nov 24, 2014

My teenagers loved this! I used 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasonings since I did not have any oregano on hand. Loved the way the crumbled crackers blended with the Parmesan and herbs. Spritzed a little lemon juice over top as I served the fish with lightly sautéed red pepper, garlic, asparagus, and sugar snap peas. This recipe was so easy! Thank you, Brianne!

Jan 06, 2013

Quick and easy. I didn't use as much butter and it was fine. I used breadcrumbs (Italian) and baked for 8 min then broiled to crisp them up. Very good!!

Nov 20, 2012

Turned out great! Even my 3 children enjoyed it. Nice flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 163 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 713 mg
  • 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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