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