Walleye w/ Lemon and Capers

February 7, 2024 • 0 comments

Walleye w/ Lemon and Capers
Savor the delicious simplicity of oven-baked Walleye complemented by the vibrant flavors of lemon, onions, and capers in this easy-to-make recipe. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep, this recipe promises to deliver a delightful seafood experience that's perfect for any occasion.


Wild-caught Walleye, prized for its firm texture and mild, sweet flavor, is a freshwater fish native to North America, particularly prevalent in the Great Lakes region and surrounding waterways. Renowned among anglers and seafood enthusiasts alike, Walleye offers a nutritious source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential nutrients. With its delicate taste and versatile culinary potential, Walleye is a popular choice for creating delicious and wholesome seafood dishes.


  • 2 Walleye fillets - thawed
  • 2 tablespoons Moo-ville butter, melted
  • 1-2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)20181224_183406.jpg


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking dish with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Place the Walleye fillets in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Drizzle melted Moo-ville butter over the fillets, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Arrange lemon slices, onion slices, and capers over the top of each fillet, distributing them evenly.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Once cooked, remove from the oven and garnish with chopped parsley.
  7. Serve the Walleye hot, accompanied by your favorite side dishes, and enjoy the delightful flavors of lemon, onions, and capers with the rich taste of Moo-ville butter!

Here are a couple of side dish suggestions to complement your Lemon Pepper Fish:

  1. Steamed Asparagus: Lightly steam fresh asparagus until tender-crisp, then drizzle with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice for a refreshing accompaniment to the fish.
  2. Roasted Potatoes: Toss diced potatoes with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs (such as rosemary or thyme), then roast in the oven until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.