Easy Foil-Packet Baked Garlic Lemon Walleye

 If you are looking for easy and delicious walleye recipes, Baked Garlic Lemon Walleye is about to become your absolute favorite! Baked in cheese and melted butter goodness, this is the easiest way to prepare fresh water fish. 

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We live near Lake Erie, where walleye is plentiful, and this healthy baked recipe is one of our favorite ways to prepare freshwater fish. The fish flakes nicely and is smothered in a delicious lemon butter sauce, while the veggies bake up nice and tender.  

close up on baked lemon garlic walleye and snow pea vegetable mixture

What You’ll Need to Make This Easy Recipe For Baked Walleye Filets

  • 8 ounces of snow peas
  • 1 cup of matchstick carrots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 4 nice sized walleye fillets (around 6 ounces)
  • 1/4 butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and lemon pepper, to taste

 Supplies Needed: Foil or pre-cut foil packets  

Recipe Notes:

  • For a pretty presentation, you can top the fish fillets with lemon slices before baking.
  • If you have fresh herbs in your garden, you can add them to the butter sauce to customize the recipe to your family’s favorite tastes. Fresh dill tastes incredible in this recipe.
  • You can give your fish a little heat by replacing some of the lemon pepper with cayenne pepper or sprinkling the fillets with red pepper flakes.
  • If you do not have access to fresh-caught walleye or it’s not available at your grocery store, you can use almost any type of white fish as a substitute in this recipe.

How to Prepare the Walleye Filets

  1. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Either tear 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil about 15 inches long or use pre-cut pieces of grilling foil. Rinse fish pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Divide the snow peas evenly and place them in the center of each piece of foil. Next, do the same with the matchstick carrot pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper to taste. Divide 3 cloves of the minced garlic amongst the 4 packets – spreading it over the layer of olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Lightly sprinkle fish with salt and lemon pepper and place fillets in the center of each foil packet on top of the veggie mixture.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and one clove of minced garlic. Divide the butter mixture amongst the four packets and spread over the top of fish.
  5. Seal the foil packets by bringing the longest two sides together and folding them. Next, fold up each end to tightly seal.
  6. Place fish fillets packets at the bottom of a shallow baking dish or on a large baking pan to prevent spills. Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the thickest part of the fillet has an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Box of KIngsford Heavy Duty Grilling Foil Sheets
Using pre-cut foil pieces makes preparation super easy.
pile of snow peas on a piece of foil
Start by layering snow peas on a piece of heavy-duty foil.
pile of snow peas and matchstick carrots on a piece of foil
Next, add your matchstick carrots.
layer of snap peas, shredded carrots, garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning on a piece of foil
Add the minced garlic and sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning.
uncooled walleye fillet on top of a layer of veggies
Top with your walleye fillet and sprinkle with some more lemon pepper mixture.
seasoned uncooked walleye fillet topped with butter mixture on a bed of veggies in tin foil
Spread on the delicious lemon parmesan butter mixture!
Garlic Lemon Walleye wrapped up in a piece of tin foil getting ready to go into the oven
Wrap it up tightly, place it on a baking pan, and get ready to put it in the oven.
Baked Lemon Garlic Walley fillet and vegetables just out of the oven in tin foil
Just out of the oven. Look at that butter sauce!

How to Serve Garlic Lemon Baked Walleye

This foil packet of baked walleye is perfect on its own for a healthy light dinner. You can also create a hearty fish dinner by adding any of the following side dishes:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Hot baked potato
  • Platter of rice
  • Additional mix vegetables
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Green beans
  • Crusty bread or dinner rolls
  • Macaroni and cheese
bowl of baked walleye and vetegable mixture

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Easy Foil-Packet Baked Garlic Lemon Walleye

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If you are looking for easy and delicious walleye recipes, Baked Garlic Lemon Walleye is about to become your absolute favorite! Baked in cheese and melted butter goodness, this is the easiest way to prepare fresh water fish.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins

Equipment

  • Supplies Needed: Foil or pre-cut foil packets

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of snow peas
  • 1 cup of matchstick carrots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced and divided
  • 4 nice sized walleye fillets around 6 ounces
  • 1/4 butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and lemon pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Either tear 4 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil about 15 inches long or use pre-cut pieces of grilling foil. Rinse fish pat dry with paper towels.
  • Divide the snow peas evenly and place them in the center of each piece of foil. Next, do the same with the matchstick carrot pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper to taste. Divide 3 cloves of the minced garlic amongst the 4 packets – spreading it over the layer of olive oil and seasoning.
  • Lightly sprinkle fish with salt and lemon pepper and place fillets in the center of each foil packet on top of the veggie mixture.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and one clove of minced garlic. Divide the butter mixture amongst the four packets and spread over the top of fish.
  • Seal the foil packets by bringing the longest two sides together and folding them. Next, fold up each end to tightly seal.
  • Place fish fillets packets at the bottom of a shallow baking dish or on a large baking pan to prevent spills. Place the pan into the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the thickest part of the fillet has an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Course: Easy Dinner Recipes
Servings: 4
Author: Snug and Cozy Life

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