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  • Writer's pictureKris Riley

One Pan Mediterranean Style Pickerel

Updated: Mar 28, 2020

This one dish recipe is a new welcome addition to our family cookbook. The light taste of the pickerel pairs amazingly well with the combination of feta, olives, capers and tomatoes. Serve with a lovely glass of spanish red and an arugula salad with simple oil and vinegar dressing.

In my house, fresh pickerel caught out of the waters of Lake Manitoba is a family favourite. Pickerel is a delicate, light tasting fish that is delicious simply pan fried in butter.

Recipe for One Pan Mediterranean Style Pickerel


4 pounds pickerel fillets 2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons roughly chopped capers 2 cloves crushed garlic 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Arrange filets in a 9" X 13" baking dish. Scatter chopped tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic and half of the chopped parsley over fish. Drizzle lemon juice over top. Add salt and liberal amounts of freshly ground pepper. Lastly, add feta cheese. Bake at 375 degrees, for 20-25 minutes, until fish flakes easily with fork. Top with remaining parsley to serve.

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