Fishing & Boating in the Northwoods

Cedar-Planked Maple Salmon Recipe

Finished Cedar-Planked Salmon just off the grill

Outdoor grilling is, without a doubt, right up there with fishing as one of my passions. I will use my outdoor gas grill all year ‘round, in almost any kind of weather. But summertime is grilling time, and that’s when my grill gets the most use! Your grill can be used to cook almost any […]

Eggs Benedict with Lake Perch Recipe

eggs benedict with perch

I must admit that I have always been a fan of a hearty breakfast. Let’s face it, breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day! So why not go a bit crazy and create one that really starts you off right? No reason not to. Below is a suggested change to […]

Bass Veronique Recipe

bass veronique with wild rice

Bass Veronique is a great recipe inspired by the chef who got me started, Joseph Insalago. I met Joseph at a restaurant in Marina del Rey, California in 1975. Joseph would buy fresh Pacific Red Snapper from local merchants and work magic with it. (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn […]

Northern Pike Spaghetti Recipe

Northern Pike Spaghetti

Here is another great recipe idea for you to try. It’s kind of like an Italian stir-fry but we call it Northern Pike Spaghetti. The preparation is quick and easy, and you’ll create big smiles of approval with the results. (This page may contain affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission if […]

Fish Dip Recipe with Walleye Cheeks

fish dip with walleye cheeks appetizer

Here’s an example of a very quick and simple-to-make fish dip that will elicit a lot of oohs and ahhs! The main ingredient – walleye “cheeks” – is one that is normally tossed out after the fillets are removed from the fish. If you are unsure as to what the cheeks are, view my step-by-step […]

Pan Fried Fish Recipe

fried fish plate

Love fried fish? Ever wonder what to do with all those broken potato or tortilla chips that fall to the bottom of the bag? They’re too small to eat and usually they just get thrown away. Well, here’s a way to answer both of those questions, especially if you’re on a camping or fishing trip. […]

Walleye Oscar Recipe

walleye oscar

This recipe for Walleye Oscar is a dish based on how I first learned to prepare Veal Oscar – one of my favorites – the recipe for which I acquired from Chef Joseph Insalago, while working in Marina Del Rey, California. Fresh fish is always available there (and even here in the heart of the […]

Fish Tacos Recipe

fish tacos

Many restaurants at which we have dined have featured fish tacos on the menu. Having thought it was a novel idea, I decided I should maybe try to make some in my own kitchen! So, just the other day when I wanted to have fish for dinner, the image of fish tacos popped into my […]

Mesquite-Grilled Margarita Northern Pike Recipe

Northern pike made margarita-style

Northern Pike will lend themselves well to being prepared in a variety of ways. This is especially true if they are fresh. But even after lengthy freezing, they will still maintain a very good flavor if rinsed well before freezing, and then soaked in a mixture of egg and milk for a few hours prior […]

Fish Cakes Recipe

Kab Cakes in pan

This fish cakes recipe is a great way to use any single fish or combination of fish. We’ve actually dubbed this recipe “Kab” Cakes since they were first made with fresh fish from Lake Kabetogama, in MN. They are very similar to crab cakes but make use of freshwater fish instead of crab. The cakes […]