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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Walleye-n-Wild Onions on the Fire

Good friend Phesant from Wisconsin recently sent a package of some of his fresh caught walleye and Bear Lard for me to try.
I loved the bear fat biscuits and finally had the chance to cook up some of the beautiful walleye fillets.
Thank you again Pheasant!! :)



The walleye fillets...



The wild onions are doing great this year... I like to use them every chance I get.







I drizzled a couple of the walleye fillets with oil, seasoned them a bit and placed them on lettuce leaves to protect the bottom of the fillets while grilling over the fire.



Set up my horizontal woodburner for grilling...





The leaves worked great, the fillets stayed moist and flakey.



I sauteed the wild onions in butter. When tender I added a squeeze of lemon juice and about one tbs of sherry.



Then added the grilled walleye fillets to the skillet....







The fresh grilled walleye fillets with wild onions..... and a sip of wild plum wine.



The walleye was soooo good! Not sure if you will see this but I can't thank you enough Pheasant, one of my favorite meals to date again! :)

18 comments:

LindaG said...

I am jealous of your walleye. Though I love mine fried. :o)
That is a neat idea. The lettuce leaves.
You don't have to turn the fish when you grill them, do you?

It looks really good, as always!

panthers76 said...

Jeanie, you always cook my favorites. After panfish (bluegills and sunfish), fried walleye is my favorite. The only thing that could have made that meal better is hushpuppies fried in the bear lard...

April S. said...

Yum! Great idea with the lettuce leaves - my fish always falls apart on the grill so I'll definitely try this trick!

kirby said...

I probably pass wild onions all the time. I should start looking out for them.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Linda! I saved a few back to fry. ( I hope) :)
The lettuce worked great. I closed the lid on the cooker and didn't have to flip the fish over.
I like this method! :)
Hope you had a nice weekend. :)

cowgirl said...

MMM Bill, hushpuppies in bear lard sound great! :)
I was so hungry I didn't even make a side dish to go with these.
Hope you have a great week.. Thanks Bill!

cowgirl said...

Thank you April! The lettuce worked great. Hope you have a nice week too! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Kirby! Good to see ya. :)
Good luck with the onions!

Old Smoke said...

Is that great looking pan of fish sitting on an old wagon? Interesting looking old wood and rusty bolts....
I'll have to try the lettuce trick, I use one of those baskets that works kinda ok....
OH YEAH! good job, we don't have walleye here but I'm thinking that some fresh catfish is worth a try.
Have a good week

LT72884 said...

I notice you have your name on the photos now. Are people taking your photos to?

cavinravin said...

looks like great fish, yum yum! I love your blog and the post, I too am a country girl you could come check out my blog out @cavinravin.blogspot.com and follow me too if you want. :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Rick! Thanks, :)
It's sitting on an old bunk.
I think I have a wire basket for fish too... I need see if I can find it. They do work pretty well too.
Catfish would be tasty too.. Hope you get the time to catch a few!
Have a great week Rick, it's good to see ya. :)

cowgirl said...

Hi Matt!
Yes they were. You having the same problems?
Most of the photos went to pinterest. Not sure why people didn't ask first before taking...

Hope you are having a great week Matt!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Cavinravin! I appreciate you stopping by. I will check out your blog..
Hope you have a great week!

Carol............. said...

I'd never heard of walleye fish until our neighbors from Minnesota had us over for dinner.....and it was delicious. Your recipe looks scrumptious!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Carol! Walleye is quite a treat. :)
I appreciate you stopping by, it's nice to "meet" you. :)

likeadeere said...

Those look delicious! I really like the idea of using the lettuce leaves. I'm gonna have to try that. And there you go with the cast iron skillet again - reminding me that without one, I can't call myself a cook yet!

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Joe...ya need to get some cast iron. I know you're a good cook already but I bet you would like these skillets.
Thanks for stopping by Joe, hope you had a nice weekend! :)