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Leland Whitefish with Ellen (Gilligan)

Leland, MI Whitefish

Leland Whitefish, from Lake Michigan), is a simple dish, that comes together in under 10 minutes. You make the topping, broil the whitefish and eat a delicious meal. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Where to buy Whitefish in Leland

In Leland, we buy our Leland Whitefish at Carlson’s Fishery (http://www.carlsonsfish.com/). Located at 205 River St, Leland, MI 49654. Phone number is (231) 256-9801. It’s the best in town. They also sell fish sausage, which is actually very good.

This recipe will work with just about any fish. So, we are in Leland, we use Lake Michigan Whitefish. But it will work just as well with tilapia, mahi-mahi or barrmundi. I would not try this with salmon, however.

Lake Michigan Whitefish

On the site https://eatwisconsinfish.org/ they say Lake whitefish is considered to have the finest flavor of any commercial fishes. It contains higher omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) than Atlantic cod. And the fact that it cooks so quickly is a bonus.

Whitefish are at their peak in colder weather, when the meat tends to be firmer and fattier. The mild flavor is more like salmon than trout. The flesh is medium-firm with a large flake.

A Special Thanks to my guest chef, my wife, Ellen Gilligan, who appears in the video. We have used this recipe many times over the years. It was originally served at the Leland Lodge (https://www.lelandlodge.com/). You find find the topping compliments the whitefish perfectly. It an easy recipe to follow.

Leland, MI Whitefish

Leland Whitefish with Ellen

Leland Whitefish is a simple dish, that comes together in under 10 minutes. You make the topping, broil the whitefish and eat a delicious meal. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Fish & Seafood, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Lake Michigan Whitefish, Leland, MI, Whitefish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 250kcal

Equipment

  • Broiler

Ingredients

  • 2-3 whitefish pieces
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 2 Green Onions chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your broiler to high
    Broiler
  • Combine the Mayo, Cheese, green onions and lemon juice, to form a paste. Salt & Pepper the whitefish.
    Whitefish Mixing topping
  • Place your fish on a aluminum foil lined baking sheet or pan. (easier for cleanup).
    Aluminum Foil for Whitefish
  • Slather the mayo/Parmesan paste on the whitefish
    whitefish slather
  • Broil for 5-6 minutes, depending on thickness of the fish.
    Whitefish under broiler
  • Remove from the heat when cooked thru, then cut into serving size pieces. This should be served hot.
    Serving Presentation Whitefish

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
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If you like this recipe for Leland whitefish, you should try our 10-minute steamed fish . The YouTube video is at https://youtu.be/LNjCyKM38Rk

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