Baked Pickerel

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mollypaul

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.

Top Review by bill7871

I omitted the water, used a bit more butter and substituted Food Club Lemon Herb Seasoning for the salt and pepper. Original recipe should work just as well. My guests loved the result. Watch the dish carefully, it cooked quickly at 450F and 15 min. may be enough in some ovens.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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