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8 Best Perch Recipes For Your Fish Cravings

It’s no secret that fish is one of the healthiest and most popular seafood items. Enter perch, a fish well-known for its sweet flavor and white flaky texture, which makes it an ideal pairing with most ingredients.

Lake, Ocean, and Nile perch are a few popular options to choose from, particularly when you are going for a low-calorie fish option. Try these 8 best perch recipes to fulfill your fish cravings guilt-free.

1. Parmesan Perch

What’s the next best thing when you’re looking for fewer calorie options but can’t resist the temptation of a crispy parmesan perch? You bake it. The best part is that it takes hardly 20 minutes. Mix your dry herbs and spices with bread crumbs and grated parmesan.

Brush the small fillets of the perch with some low-calorie margarine, and dip it into the coating mixture. Bake with the coated side up until flaky, and enjoy your fix with some fresh parsley.

2. Perch Fillets

Wouldn’t you like a quick yet fancy recipe for that fresh lake perch fillet you just got at the seafood market? All the prep those filets need is a quick dip in egg wash and a good coating of flour. Fry them in butter until brown on both sides, and end your weekend by treating the family to a finger-licking perch fillet dinner.

3. Brown Butter Perch

An easy yet delicious way to cook perch, the highlight of this brown butter perch recipe is the butter heated into a nutty brown color. Once you coat the fish with the usual spices and flour, the perch is carefully cooked in the preheated browned butter until it’s golden on each side. Simple and full of flavor, serve with a squeeze of lemon and enjoy.

4. Pan-Fried Perch with Lemon Parsley Sauce

Fancy to the name, yet simple in the making. The fish is lightly seasoned and pan-fried in preheated olive oil with the easiest green sauce made from the essential ingredients of olive oil, parsley, lemon, and garlic. This recipe is every seafood lover’s dream with its simplicity and incredible flavor profile that tastes as exquisite as it appears.

5. Lake Erie Perch Chowder

Like with most seafood, this chowder recipe serves as a delightful treat with the addition of the infamous Lake Erie Perch. The chopped onions and potatoes cooked and coated in butter, with the addition of marjoram and some sliced Polish kielbasa, all bring it together. Topped off with dill or parsley and served with sour cream and crusty bread, this Polish chowder doesn’t disappoint.

6. Oven Crisp Ocean Perch Fillets

A recipe after our own health-conscious hearts, this oven-baked perch recipe is the perfect guilt-free option. The recipe uses some basic ingredients, namely, eggs, lemon, herbs, and salt and pepper for the batter, and Panko bread crumbs for the coating to give it a crunchy crisp. Bake the fillets in a preheated oven and serve with tartar sauce.

7. Baked Perch and Potato Pie

An interesting take on a seafood pie, this Australian recipe involves perch, green banana prawns, and potatoes. The sauce is prepared in butter and oil, with onions, leeks, and herbs topped with wine and flour. Diced potatoes, and then perch and prawns are added. Once cooked, the mixture can be transferred to the prepared pie pan to be baked into a delicious perch and potato pie.

8. Perch with Garlic Sauce and Salad

Think low-carb, think fish. This recipe pairs a perfectly butter-browned perch in olive oil with salad greens and diced tomatoes mixed in vinegar and mustard seasoning. The garlic sauce is prepared with anchovies, caper, vinegar, and garlic cooked in olive oil. Pair it all together to serve a plate of guilt-free lunch to satisfy your taste buds.

AboutJamila Khan

Jamila has worked as a freelance food writer for the last five years, with expertise in recipe how-tos, food facts, and history. When she isn’t writing, you will typically find Jamila whipping up a delicious meal in the kitchen.