Grilled Walleye with Citrus Butter

August 24, 2023
Created by Melanie Taylor, MS, RDN, CD
15 minutes
Serves 2
  • 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp coarsely-chopped toasted pecans, divided
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp thinly-sliced fresh chives
  • 2 6 oz walleye fillets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

Combine the butter, half of the pecans, orange juice, and fresh chives in a small bowl and mix well. Prepare a medium gas or charcoal grill fire (350°F to 375°F). Brush a 12” square piece of foil with oil and then place it on the grill. Put the walleye fillets on the foil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Grill for 6 to 9 minutes. Top the fillets with the pecan butter. Grill until internal temperature is 140°F, the butter is melted, and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 1 to 3 minutes more. Remove the fish from the heat and sprinkle the fillets with the remaining pecans before serving.

Nutrition per serving: 375 calories; 21g total fat (8g saturated); 641mg sodium; 2g carbohydrates; 1g dietary fiber; 1g sugar (0g added sugar); 43g protein