Walleye: a tasty fish alternative

Walleye is not a fish I heard much about growing up next to the Atlantic Ocean in New York. But since I’ve lived in the Midwest, it’s a fish name that pops up frequently, especially in my college days in Wisconsin, since it’s a fresh water rather than a salt water specie.

I’d never had occasion to try it until recently, but loved it at a restaurant in the Wisconsin resort town of Lake Geneva. So when I saw it for sale at Costco recently I bought some for home.

My walleye with peppers and onions.
My walleye with peppers and onions.

I made it with a light breading of panko breadcrumbs after washing it in egg whites so the crumbs would stick. I then applied a Mr. Spice salt-free honey mustard sauce to add some flavor as it was finishing cooking.

I made some peppers and onions as a side dish to cut the somewhat fishy flavor of the walleye. It all went together quite well, although I have to say the restaurant had a better preparation. I’m going to have to dig around to see which place it was and read the menu again for my next try at cooking it home.

Eight ounces of walleye has only 3.5 grams of fat and 147.4 mgs of sodium with no sugar, according to my LoseIt! app. I’m definitely adding it to my fish options.


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