Freshwater Fish Recipes

Many people have told me that they don't like fish. All I can say to them is that they have probably never had really fresh fish that has been properly prepared. Here are some of my favorites recipes for you to try with your fresh catches!

R. Karl 

Perch Benedict

Eggs Benedict with Perch

There is a little prep-work involved, but the recipe is pretty easy to prepare and it makes for an excellent way to start a day -- especially a weekend day! View Recipe

Horseradish Encrusted Whitefish

Horseradish-Encrusted Whitefish

I once asked the chef at a very exquisite fine-dining restaurant if he would share with me his recipe for horseradish-encrusted whitefish -- an awesome dish! View Recipe

Walleye Meuniere

Walleye Meuniere

Although fairly simple, it is intimidating to most due to the flaming of the fish.  However, the flames can in fact be avoided if need be... View Recipe

Bass Veronique

Bass Veronique

If you are a little adventurous and want to try a dish that is to die for, this one will do the trick. View Recipe

Italian Style Pike

Italian-Style Northern Pike

Here is another great recipe idea for you to try; it’s kind of like an Italian stir-fry. The preparation is quick and easy and you’ll create big smiles of approval with the results...View Recipe

Mequite-Grilled Margarita Pike

Mesquite-Grilled Margarita Pike

Here is one of my all-time favorite recipes for northern pike -- especially pike with the y-bones removed.  It was inspired by the many foods I've come to love that are prepared in a Spanish style... View Recipe

Kab Cakes

Kab Cakes

This is a great way to use any single fish or combination of fish!  The cakes have an outstanding flavor and are easy to make.  The recipe can also be made in advance and then assembled at the last minute!  View Recipe

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Now, I had heard of – and seen on several menus – fish tacos, but I had never tasted any.  Sounded a bit strange at first, but the idea grew on me and I decided to try to make some.  I’m glad I did, because the results were incredibly good and the recipe is really easy. View Recipe

Fried Northern Pike

Pan-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 keep from wasting them. View Recipe

Walleye Cheek Dip

Walleye Cheek Dip

The main ingredient - walleye "cheeks" - is one that is normally tossed out after the fillets are removed from the fish.  These morsels are considered to be the "fillet mignon" of the walleye.    View Recipe

Fish Stock

All you will need are some fresh fish carcasses, gutted, gilled and rinsed, maybe a bit of chicken bouillon and water. If you are on the lake with kitchen facilities, the task is pretty simple...   View Recipe

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