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Baked Walnut-Crusted Walleye

Posted by Peggy on July 6, 2009

Baked Walnut-Crusted Walleye
Recipe: Baked Walnut-Crusted Walleye


  • 2# walleye
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest and juice from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme, plus extra sprigs for garnishing
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚.
  2. Place walleye on a large, foil-lined cooking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Lightly grind nuts in a food processor; do not puree. Combine nuts with panko and thyme. Press into flesh of fish.
  4. Bake on middle rack of oven 17-21 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with pricked with a fork. Serve.

Time: 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 3-4

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