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Sauteed whitefish with seasonings and Greek yogurt

Greek-Style Lake Whitefish

SERVES 3-4 A Fish-o-licious Recipe!This recipe gained fame on the first episode of The Fish Dish podcast. It is gluten-free and paleo-compliant.Explainer: sauté is culinary-speak for quickly cooking food over high heat using a small amount of oil or fat in a wide, shallow pan.Ingredients3 lake...

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(Great Lakes substitution: whitefish)Ingredients:2 cups cooked rice1 lb. cooked, flaked fish4 hard cooked eggs, chopped¼ cup butter¼ cup cream2 tbsp. parsley, mincedsalt and peppercurry (optional)Directions:Combine all ingredients. Heat in double boiler.From Maine Sea Grant...

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Potato-Fried Fish

SERVES 4 Ingredients:1 ½ lbs. freshwater drum, white bass, yellow perch, or other fish fillets, fresh or frozen1 t salt¼ t black pepper1 egg, beaten1 T water1 C potato flakes (look for gluten-free varieties; instant mashed potatoes will work, too)1 pkg. (7/10 oz.) dry onion or...

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Two stuffed lake whitefish fillets over potatoes and leeks in a cast iron pot.

Stuffed Whitefish Rolls

SERVES 2 Ingredients:4 Tbs of butter, more butter below!1/3 cup minced crabmeat1/3 cup small shrimp1 or 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 tsp Cajun seasoning, kick it up a notch!!8 Ritz crackers, crushed2 whitefish fillets1 lemonToothpicksDirections:Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Melt 3 Tbs...

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Creole Sautéed Whitefish

SERVES 4 Ingredients:2 medium whitefish fillets (about 1 ½ pounds total)2 ½ tablespoons minced green onion4 tablespoons olive oil4 tablespoons butterCreole Seasoning1 teaspoon pressed garlic½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper½ teaspoon dried thyme½ teaspoon dried oregano½ teaspoon dried basilDirections:Prepare seasoning. In...

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Baked Great Lakes Parmesan

Ingredients:1/3 cup mustard (substitutes include mayonnaise, sour cream or pesto)1/2 cup Parmesan cheese3 tablespoons chopped green onion1 tbs. lemon juice~1 lb. whitefish, trout or burbot fillets, or any boneless fillets (skin-on or skinless)Garnish with any combination of: lemon slice, cilantro, more cheese, chopped green onionDirections:Mix...

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Fried Whitefish Tacos

Ingredients:4 cups vegetable oil12–16 corn tortillas1 cup all-purpose flour2 teaspoons salt1 cup beer (not dark)1 pound Great Lakes whitefish fillets, cut into 3-inch by 1-inch stripsDirections:Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat 1 inch of oil in a 10-inch heavy pot (2–3 inches deep) over moderate heat...

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Lake Michigan “Scallops” Recipe

SERVES 2 Ingredients:1 lb. ground or flaked lake whitefish10 slices of applewood smoked bacon1/8 tsp. salt¼ tsp. lemon pepper¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese1 cup fresh mushrooms chopped3 tbsp. chopped green olives2 tbsp. chopped onion2 tbsp. chopped sweet pepper1 tbsp. olive oilDirections:Preheat oven to 350°F. In a...

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Sesame Fish Steaks

SERVES 3 Ingredients:3 fish steaks (whitefish, halibut or ocean perch) about 1 inch thick3 teaspoons oil or margarine2 cups soft, whole wheat bread crumbs1 teaspoon vegetable salt1/2 cup sesame seeds1/2 teaspoon thyme3 tablespoons butter or margarineDirections: Oil baking pan with 3 teaspoons of oil or margarine. Salt...

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Lake Whitefish with Ginger Cream Sauce

SERVES 4 Ingredients:4 lake whitefish fillets (trap-net caught)1 tbsp. olive oilTo taste salt and pepper2 tbsp. minced ginger2 tbsp. minced garlic2 shallots, minced1 cup vegetable stock2/3 cup dry white wine1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper1 bunch Swiss chard leaves3/4 cup whipping creamDirections:1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.2.Rub fillets with...