Pistachio-Crusted Walleye Recipe

This recipe puts a twist on a traditional breadcrumb crust using pistachios.

Pistachio-Crusted Walleye Recipe
Adding a pistachio crust to this walleye recipe gives it that tasty rich and nutty flavor. (Tom Kavanaugh photo)
Print Recipe

Even after cooking thousands of fillets at our restaurant during the summer, I look forward to cooking this walleye recipe at home when I get a chance; it's that distinctive.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 (6-ounce) walleye fillets
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons oil

Tartar Sauce:

  • 1 cup puréed canned artichokes
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine pistachios, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Place on a sheet of wax paper. Pour flour on another sheet of wax paper.
  2. In bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  3. Dry walleye fillets. Dredge in flour, dip in egg mixture, and coat with pistachio and bread crumb mixture.
  4. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons oil. Add 2 fillets and sauté over medium heat, until golden brown on both sides – about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a platter and repeat with the other 2 fillets.
  6. To make the artichoke tartar sauce, combine the artichokes, onion, mayonnaise and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Top walleye fillets with tartar sauce and enjoy!

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

What

What's Next for ASA & ICAST?

American Sportfishing Association president talks ICAST, coronavirus and the fishing industry.

Tactacam Fish-I Action Camera

Tactacam Fish-I Action Camera

Tactacam founder Ben Stern highlights the features of the Fish-I action camera with In-Fisherman associate publisher Todd Ceisner as part of the ICAST New Fishing Gear Guide.

Select Lure Options for Giant Pike

Select Lure Options for Giant Pike

And handful of lure options produce big pike early in the season.

P-Line Copolymer Topwater Fishing Line

P-Line Copolymer Topwater Fishing Line

Get the inside info on the new topwater-specific fishing line; ICAST Fishing Gear Guide.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

One key element of the program is matching the hatch. Bass

'Minnesota Finesse' for Bass Success

Matt Straw - August 11, 2020

One key element of the program is matching the hatch.

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven riggings. Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Everything you need to know about popular catfish species and how to catch them on proven...

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer? Pike & Muskie

Pike Movement and Habitat: Summer vs. Winter

Dr. Rob Nuemann

Do pike under ice cover choose the same types of habitats they use in summer?

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species. Other Fish

Questioning Fish Introductions

Dr. Hal Schramm - July 06, 2020

Introduced species often directly or indirectly adversely affect native species.

See More Trending Articles

More Fish Recipes

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get dinner on the table. Fish Recipes

Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Simple and quick to make – this Crappie with French Herb Butter Recipe is an easy way to get...

This hearty fish pie dish is particularly welcome after a winter day on ice or open water. Fish Recipes

Irish Fish Pie Recipe

Chef Lucia Watson

This hearty fish pie dish is particularly welcome after a winter day on ice or open water.

This Smoked Trout Frittata Recipe makes a nice dish for breakfast or brunch. Fish Recipes

Smoked Trout Frittata Recipe

Chef Lucia Watson

This Smoked Trout Frittata Recipe makes a nice dish for breakfast or brunch.

Fish freshly caught and cooked outdoors over an open fire perfectly complete the circle of life. Fish Recipes

Classic Shore Lunch

In-Fisherman and Chef Lucia Watson - April 22, 2020

Fish freshly caught and cooked outdoors over an open fire perfectly complete the circle of...

See More Fish Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All In-Fisherman subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now