Maple-Miso Baked Walleye

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4 portions
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  • 1 1/2 lb walleye fillets
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably golden syrup, for its delicate flavour or amber syrup, for its rich flavour)
  • 1/2 cup red beer or amber ale
  • 1/2 cup white miso*
  • 2 tsp shichimi togarashi** or Korean chile flakes, to garnish (optional)


  1. Rinse walleye fillets well in cold water. Dry with absorbent paper, and place in a container. Reserve.
  2. Pour maple syrup and beer into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce by two-thirds. (Watch carefully, as the mixture could boil over.)
  3. Place the miso in a bowl and pour the maple reduction over top. Blend well with a whisk. Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  4. Reserve a quarter of the marinade in a container. Pour the rest of the marinade on the fish and rub it all over to coat well. Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 12 – 24 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 240° C (475° F). Line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper and put the marinade-coated fillets on it.
  6. When the oven’s good and hot, put the fish in and increase heat to maximum. Leave in for 8 or 9 minutes to roast the fish and caramelize the marinade.
  7. Remove sheet from oven and, to preserve the nicely-caramelized skin, use a good flexible spatula to move the fillets to a plate.
  8. Pour reserved marinade onto fillets and garnish with shichimi togarashi or Korean chile.

*Sold in Asian grocery stores, health food stores, and some supermarkets.

**A Japanese seven-spice seasoning.



If possible, use scaly fillets so they’ll get extra-crispy and delicious!

Refrigeration Time: 12 – 24 hours

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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