Walleye Hungarian Style (Süllöszelet Magyarosan)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found the recipe for Süllöszelet magyarosan in a cookbook written by Mari Erdei. I have made several changes to the original recipe, e.g. I do not use as much butter as called for in the recipe or omit the flour to thicken the sauce. The sweet flavours of this fish is fantastic. The sauce here with tomatoes and bell peppers isn't overpowering the fish. Serve with a bread to dip up all of the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven (390 F, 200 C).
  2. Dice bell pepper, tomato and onion.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pot over medium hight heat. Add onions and cook until translucent (about 1-2 minutes).
  4. Add bell pepper and tomatoes and let cook for about 3-5 minutes. Salt slightly. Stir from time to time.
  5. Add paprika and stir. Add fish broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile butter an oven proof dish with the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter. Put fish fillets skin side down into the dish. Salt the fillets slightly.
  7. Add as much white wine to cover bottom of form. You may need a little more than 1/3 cup white wine or a little less (drink the rest). Cover form with aluminium foil and put into oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. After 10 minutes remove aluminium foil and turn fillets. If you like you can sprinkle some paprika on top of the fillets. Let bake uncovered for another 10 minutes or until fish is done.
  9. Meanwhile: after 15 minutes of cooking remove sauce from heat and puree the sauce in a food processor or with a blendor until smooth.
  10. Return to low heat and add sour cream. Mix. Keep warm until fish is done.
  11. Take fish out of the oven and serve with the sauce.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe that can be dressed up or down. I omitted the wine, sour cream and fish stock due to DH's preferences and this still turned out terrific. Thank you Thorsten! Served with Recipezaar #78099 Spiced Rice Pilaf and the flavors blended well.

dogsandwoods April 18, 2009

This was an amazing dish. I'm quite absent-minded, so I forgot to add the sour cream to the sauce, but it still turned out great! And now I just have that much more sour cream for my perogies! Next time will definitely try to remember it though, as I'm sure it will taste that much better.

Kingtutt March 18, 2009

My husband made this recipe this weekend. In honour of fishing season opening. Since we did not catch anything, we used frozen Pickerel. We so enjoyed it, a nice way to have Pickerel, that is so different. and packed full of flavour, YUM! He used cooking spay to grease the pan. instead of butter, better for you and you would not have noticed any less flavour. I hope the next time we have this dish we will have caught the fish fresh ouselves. This one is a keeper, and I have shared it with our neighbours

jeanine May 12, 2008