Parmesan Crusted Lake Whitefish Recipe

If you're in the mood for a delicious fish dinner this week but have different palettes to please at the dinner table, we have a seafood recommendation that's sure to please everyone. Lake whitefish is ideal for any cooking method, light on the fish flavor, and provides a healthy alternative to all the red meat or fast food you may be enjoying too much lately. And the best part is, with convenient online selection and seafood delivery options, you’ll have frozen freshwater fish at your doorstep before you know it! Let us tempt you into cooking up this heavenly baked parmesan crusted fish for your next seafood dinner.


Why Choose a Whitefish Recipe?

Whitefish is known for its mild flavoring, suitable for first-time fish eaters and picky eaters alike. This tasty fish is easy on the palate, offering a very light flavor with a hint of sweetness. Not only is it an inexpensive choice, but cooking whitefish in a variety of methods is quick and simple. In fact, cooking whitefish has never been so easy with our easy-to-follow baked whitefish recipe.


Whitefish Health Benefits

Cooking whitefish brings more than just enjoyment to the tastebuds. You’ll be happy to hear whitefish contains essential vitamins and minerals necessary to keep your body in optimal shape. From Vitamin B12 to potassium and iron, cooking whitefish offers tremendous health benefits, including:

  • Lowering risks of heart disease
  • Fighting off inflammation
  • Supporting cognitive health


Perfect Side Dishes When Cooking Whitefish

While your delicious seafood delivery is baking for roughly twenty-five minutes, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare your side dishes for your fish. We recommend sauteed cherry tomatoes and garlic with a second side dish of sauteed green beans and bacon. The two vegetable sides are delicious with this tasty whitefish recipe.  


Our Favorite Methods for Cooking Whitefish

While any method works well for lake whitefish, we do have to admit we have our favorites. While we enjoy our lake whitefish pan-fried, poached, or grilled in lemon butter foil packets, we highly recommend baking your fillets. The slow cooking locks in juices while perfectly toasting your breadcrumbs, should you choose a crusted fillet meal. They stay lightly toasted on the outside while moist and tender on the inside. It also provides extra time to prepare your side dishes while it bakes for under thirty­­­­ minutes.


Seafood Delivery Convenience

Whether you’re running a busy household, work long hours, or prefer to stay in for health precautions, there’s a seafood delivery option to meet all your needs. Not only is it convenient, but our home seafood delivery services offer rare, hard to find options that you won't find at your local grocery store. From our door to yours, our superior quality seafood arrives packaged and ready to thaw and prepare for dinner or reside protected in your freezer until you're ready. 


Best Tips for Cooking Whitefish

  • Be sure to dab excess moisture off of your fillets before dipping and coating them in your breadcrumbs.
  • Space your fillets far enough apart in your pan to allow even cooking.
  • If you happen to have leftovers (but we bet you won’t), store securely in the fridge and eat within two days.


Now, let’s get cooking!


Parmesan Crusted Lake Whitefish Recipe


Ingredients for Whitefish Recipe 

  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • Additional butter for greasing your pan or drizzling on top of fillets before serving, if desired
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs 
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 pounds of whitefish
  • Lemon for garnish

Steps for Cooking Whitefish:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a 2-inch deep baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the milk and salt.
  • Combine your breadcrumbs, paprika, and Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl.
  • Dip each fish fillet into the milk mixture, then dip into your crumb mixture.
  • Arrange the fillets in your pan or baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter over the whitefish.
  • Bake your fillets for 25 minutes, depending upon the thickness of your fillets. Check fish for easy flaking to tell if it’s done.