Lemon Dill Walleye Recipe
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Lemon Dill Walleye Recipe

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"In our area, walleye is popular and abundant," reports Dawn Piasta of Dauphin, Manitoba. "In this light entree, the fish is moist and nicely flavored with lemon and dill."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 medium lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds walleye, cod, halibut or orange roughy fillets

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated with walleye and butter) equals 116 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add water and dill; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes. Add milk; stir in lemons and pepper. Top with fillets. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Transfer fish to a serving platter and keep warm. Strain cooking liquid, reserving lemons, onion and dill; serve with fish. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Dill Walleye in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p16

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"My husband is a batter loving fish guy. I tried this and he was hooked! Very impressed and with boiled new potatoes it was delish!"

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"I didn't like this at all. I'm trying to eat healthier but find that most "healthy" recipes have no flavor. Sorry."

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