Wild Rice-Crusted Walleye With Morel Mushrooms Recipe

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

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

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.

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

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Awesome Spoon Bluegill System

Awesome Spoon Bluegill System

Check out this deadly spoon system for big bluegills introduced by one of In-Fisherman's readers.

Spider Rig Crappies

Spider Rig Crappies

Doug Stange employs one of the most effective crappie systems ever.

Mustad

Mustad's New Tungsten Weights

Long known as one of the world's premiere hook makers, Mustad's Reid McKinstry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that the company is now one of the leaders in making tungsten terminal tackle products for anglers.

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

As Pure Fishing's Andrew Upshaw explains, reel making giant Abu Garcia has done it again at ICAST 2019 with a new spinning reel geared towards finesse fishermen.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

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...

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is simply a matter of putting a good bait in the right in front of them. Catfish

The Best Catfish Rigs

In-Fisherman

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...


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...

See More Trending Articles

More Fish Recipes

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with homemade chips and tartar sauce. Fish Recipes

Catfish Dinner with Homemade Chips and Tartar Sauce Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Catfish is meaty, juicy and holds up well in this soul-satisfying fried fish recipe with...

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers this delightful and easy-to-fix catfish dish. Fish Recipes

Catfish Cakes Recipe

In-Fisherman Online Staff

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers this delightful and easy-to-fix catfish dish.

This delicious Tomato Basil Fish Soup Recipe with garlic croutons is excellent in winter on a cold night, or perfect in summer with fresh garden tomatoes and basil. Fish Recipes

Tomato Basil Fish Soup Recipe

Chef Lucia Watson

This delicious Tomato Basil Fish Soup Recipe with garlic croutons is excellent in winter on a...

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...

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.