I love Pickerel! I think its my favourite fresh water fish besides Rainbow Trout. It’s a beautiful white, mild, flaky fish, that’s almost meaty! You’ll want to pan fry this baby, doesn’t take long and is so delicious with the vegetable chutney I whipped up to complement it!
Baby Spinach (about 4 handfuls, rinsed and drained)
1/2 med Onion, chopped
3 or 4 Sun dried Tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Chili Flakes, optional
You will need a skillet with a lid. Heat Butter and Olive Oil on med, add onion and Sun Dried Tomatoes and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the juice of one lime, stir and add wet spinach. Cover till spinach is wilted, couple of minutes. Stir together and transfer on to a plate.
Season fish filet with sea salt and place in hot skillet on med heat. Add a bit more oil if needed. Cook on one side for 3-4 min or until fish becomes white and starts to flake. Flip carefully and brown the other side, few min. Sprinkle with Chili Flakes.
Plate and add the chutney. Squeeze some lime juice on the fish and get ready for a taste sensation!