Monday, July 26, 2010

Walleye ceviche

Been gone a few days walleye fishing on Lake Erie with a great bunch of guys. Three days from 6am till 2pm. There were five guys on our boat - eleven in total. We split our boats' catch three ways - something like seventy four fish! -Not the limit but still plenty. I have a lot of walleye to prepare.

One great way is walleye ceviche - it is easy and very clean and bright tasting.  We made some on the trip and I made some more tonight. Here is the recipe.

Walleye Ceviche

1 lb. walleye fillet
1 bunch cilantro
1/2 large red onion
2 medium tomatoes
1 jalapeno pepper
8 oz. lemon juice
2 Tbs salt

Slice fillets into very small pieces. Marinate in the lemon juice and salt for at least 4 hours in medium bowl (over night in fridge is good) Finely chop all vegetables, and mix in large bowl to make salsa. Drain fish. Mix fish with salsa. Eat with corn chips or crackers.

Here are the fillets from one of the days  - probably the first or second since the bag is kind of small.
The top fillet is the one I will use - it weighs in at about a pound.

Dice it up... and get ready with the lemon juice and salt.
Combine the fish, lemon juice and salt. Put it in the refridgerator.

Now we make the pico de gallo. Here are the ingredients.

Cilantro, sweet red and yellow peppers, red onion, jalepeno, garlic(yes it's not in the recipe but I decided to add it) and tomatoes.

Chop it all up; add a splash of lemon juice (or lime or orange) and  little salt.

Put that in the fridge. Four (or more) hours later, drain the fish, mix with the pico de gallo, and enjoy with chips, crackers or on a bed of shredded lettuce.

You could do this with any fresh firm fish. Enjoy!

Eat well!


  1. looks great I'm gonna try this!

  2. I read (somewhere, I can't remember where?), that you can't make ceviche or eat raw any freshwater fish. Is that true? I have been wanting to make it with walleye for a long time but have been intimidated.

  3. Well this walleye ceviche was damned delicous and I'm still here. Go for it! And thanks for stopping by!


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