Baked Pickerel

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Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

The pickerel is a freshwater fish belonging to the same family as pike and muskellunge (muskie/musky). This simple recipe is from the New England chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947.

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  • 3 lbs pickerel
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 14 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Wash and clean fish.
  3. Place in baking dish and dot with butter; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add lemon juice and water; bake about 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.