Wild Rice-Crusted Walleye With Morel Mushrooms Recipe

Wild Rice-Crusted Walleye With Morel Mushrooms Recipe
Season the walleye fillets with wild rice, salt and pepper. (Wolfgang Mayr photo)

The morel mushroom sauce is a tasty addition to this wild rice-crusted walleye recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 walleye fillets
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 cup brandy (or cognac)
  • 1 cup chopped morel mushrooms (you may substitute other mushrooms)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup wild rice, ground
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. To make the sauce, melt the butter and sauté the shallot and garlic over medium heat (until you can smell it). Add half of the brandy (be careful, brandy may ignite) and simmer. Add the mushrooms and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the cover, add cream, salt and pepper to taste, and reduce until thick. Then add the remaining brandy.
  3. In a coffee grinder, grind the wild rice until fine. Pass rice through a strainer to remove large pieces.
  4. Place oil in a large sauté pan on high heat. Season the walleye fillets with salt and pepper and dust them in the wild-rice flour. Place each fillet in the pan and then reduce the heat to medium. Sauté until browned (about 3 to 5 minutes per side).
  5. Place each walleye fillet on a large dinner plate and ladle sauce over them. Serve and enjoy.

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

This is not your run-of-the-mill fish recipe! Buttery, savory pecans are seasoned up to make an irresistible and addictive crust for catfish fillets Fish Recipes

Pecan-Crusted Catfish Fillets Recipe

By: Emilie Bailey

This is not your run-of-the-mill fish recipe! Buttery, savory pecans are seasoned up to make...

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures. Walleye

The Lowdown on Walleye Hardbaits

Steve Ryan - May 28, 2019

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures.

Steve Quinn talks new softbaits for bass from Berkley. Bass

Sensational New Softbaits for Bass

Steve Quinn - April 22, 2019

Steve Quinn talks new softbaits for bass from Berkley.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Bug-Repellent Clothing from L.L. Bean

Bug-Repellent Clothing from L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean No Fly Zone and Insect Shield apparel won't let bugs ruin a fishing trip. With Jeff Miller of L.L. Bean and Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

Largemouth Bass: Tricks of Our Trade

The In-Fisherman staff reveals insider swimming jig tips and tricks for big bass.

Berkley

Berkley's New Terminal Tackle

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Chad LaChance, host of World Fishing Network's Fishful Thinker television show, talk about Berkley's new innovative terminal tackle being introduced at ICAST 2019.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories


Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at catching Pike & Muskie

How To Catch Pike In Spring

Dan Johnson - April 26, 2016

Spring is prime time for pike. The Prespawn and Postspawn periods offer excellent odds at...

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a powerplant that best fits your personal needs and preferences. Boats & Motors

2- Vs. 4-Cycle Outboard Motors

Dan Johnson - April 16, 2018

Now more than ever, understanding each category's strong suits is critical to choosing a...

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you can Other Fish

Must-Have Striped Bass Tackle

Rick Bach - May 04, 2017

It was an August evening and I was wading the flats in Brewster, MA with my cousin. Here you...

See More Stories

More Fish Recipes

In true Louisiana fashion, use Tabasco to add some heat to the maque choux in this blackened catfish recipe. Fish Recipes

Blackened Catfish With Maque Choux Recipe

In-Fisherman Online Staff

In true Louisiana fashion, use Tabasco to add some heat to the maque choux in this blackened...

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied. Fish Recipes

Beer-Battered Northern Pike Recipe

Steve Quinn

A classic dish of buttery, beer-battered fillets that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

This Asian Seared Whole Fish With Chili Sauce Recipe is served in a way you're probably not used to, but I guarantee you'll love! Fish Recipes

Asian Seared Whole Fish With Chili Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

This Asian Seared Whole Fish With Chili Sauce Recipe is served in a way you're probably not...

See More Fish Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

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

×