Cooking classic and diet pike in the oven

Pike is a cunning predatory fish, which is not easy to catch. If lucky, every fisherman is proud of it and gladly carries the trophy home. Especially popular is baked whole pike. It will be the highlight of the festive table.

Preparation for baking

Cooking in the oven is a responsible process. Here you need to take into account the many nuances. It is important not only to clean and cook the fish, but also to choose the right one. The best option would be baking a freshly caught specimen. But, it is suitable for real fishermen.

If you want to eat, but there is no time for fishing, buy fish. It is sold fresh, chilled, fresh frozen. When choosing, pay special attention to the appearance and location of the catch.

Fresh carcass has a dense structure, and pink gills. The scales are smooth, intact, the tail is slightly moist, and the eyes are transparent. Of great importance and smell. It should not be sharp and pleasant, with light notes of ooze.One of the criteria for choosing the right size is. The best solution would be a carcass weighing from 2 to 2.5 kg. Her meat will be tender and moderately dry.

Carcass processing

Fish preparation

Before preparing a fish dish, it is important to properly process the carcass. To save time, pay attention to the following points:

  1. Rinse the carcass several times and dry it with paper napkins. After that, lay on the chopping plastic board with your head to the left. So that it does not slide on the table, put a wet towel under it. Remove any extra dishes with paper towels.
  2. Pike tail plentifully sprinkle with salt - this will ensure a secure hold in your hand during processing. The fins are removed with scissors.
  3. Scales removed from tail to head. At the same time to keep a knife at an acute angle. Movement should be smooth and light. This will prevent damage to the carcass, and preserve the appearance of the future dishes. At the end, rinse in a basin of water and eliminate the remnants of scales.
  4. When the scales are eliminated, cut the cartilage at the junction of the head and belly. After this, cut and remove the internal organs from the peritoneum.If damage has occurred, rub the inside with salt and rinse thoroughly. Do not forget about the gills. In the final step, remove the air bubble and blood clots.
  5. Next, separate the pulp from the skin. Do not cut off the head. This process is carried out in those cases when a stuffed pike is being prepared.

It is necessary to clean immediately after defrosting or purchase using the described technology.

Calorie baked pike

Pike lives in water bodies, among various algae. This explains the specific smell of meat. It is classified as 3rd grade due to the large number of bones. But, it only indirectly affects the dietary and biological value.

In meat there are no carbohydrates, it consists of easily digestible proteins. The energy value is 84 kcal / 100 g. Due to this pike is a valuable component of the diet. Often it is used in diseases of the digestive tract. The presence of nutrients allows you to restore the normal functioning of the nervous system, to prevent diseases of the thyroid gland.

Pike meat contains a large amount of minerals and vitamins. The main components are:

Of course, we must not forget that the protein of fish meat is a strong allergen, so it should be used carefully.

Bake whole pike in foil

Whole fish

There is a lot of different recipes, with which you can cook a delicious pike. A common option is to bake in foil entirely. During cooking, it is recommended to use sour cream to make a juicy and tasty dish.

  • Pike - 500-600 g.
  • Parsley.
  • Sour cream - 150 g.
  • Seasoning for fish.
  • Lemon.
  • Sunflower oil.
  1. Clean the fish and remove the internal organs. All fins trim neatly. Wash the carcass under running water.
  2. Mix seasoning with salt, and carefully rub the carcass inside and out. Sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Leave for 20 minutes to marinate.
  3. Wash the parsley and finely chop. Then add to the glass with sour cream.
  4. Foil cover the form and carefully grease with oil that will prevent sticking during cooking.
  5. Put the pike and carefully grease the cooked sauce. Sprinkle with vegetable oil and seal the foil tightly.
  6. Preheat oven to 220 degrees and place in her form.Bake for half an hour.

To get a golden crust, in half an hour to open the foil, bake for another 10 minutes. As a side dish, suitable rice or potatoes.

Video recipe

Stuffed pike

The dish has an unusual taste. It will be an original decoration of the holiday table. It will take about three hours to prepare, so it is better to start preparing for a feast in advance.

  • Pike - 1.5 kg.
  • Greens - 50 g
  • Buckwheat - 250 g
  • Mayonnaise - 50 ml.
  • Tomatoes - 3 pcs.
  • Vegetable oil - 50 ml.
  • Bow.
  • Carrots - 1 pc.
  • Bulgarian pepper.
  • Spices to taste.
  1. Clean the carcass from the scales. Carefully open the belly, remove the insides. Separate the head, trim the fins with scissors. Wash thoroughly under running water and dry with a paper towel.
  2. Cook buckwheat porridge, pre-washed cereal.
  3. Vegetables wash and peel. Pepper, onion and tomato finely chop. Cut carrots into large pieces.
  4. Fry the onions and carrots in vegetable oil, stirring until they are soft.
  5. In the cooked porridge add paprika, zazharku, chopped greens. All salt and mix thoroughly.
  6. Season the carcass and smear with mayonnaise. Then fill the finished filling. The edges of the abdomen gently fasten with toothpicks or sew thread.
  7. Cover the form with foil and grease. Lay out the fish, tightly wrap and send in a preheated oven. Bake for at least 45 minutes at a temperature of 220 degrees.

At the end of the set time, open the foil and send the baking sheet for another quarter of an hour in the oven. A golden crust forms on the surface of the finished dish.

Video preparation

Pike with potatoes and mayonnaise

Pike with potatoes in the oven is a great solution. Vegetables are soaked with fish juice, which will give them an original taste. The result is a tasty and satisfying dish. Preparing it at home is very simple.

  • Pike - 2 kg.
  • Potatoes - 6-8 pcs.
  • Onion - 4 pcs.
  • Mayonnaise 320
  • Spice.
  1. Clean the fish and remove the insides. Cut the gills, otherwise they will give the taste a little bitterness. Rinse under running water.
  2. Spice mix and grate the carcass.
  3. Peel the onions. Wash lemon and cut into rings, and then into quarters.
  4. In the belly put a few slices of lemon to get rid of the specific smell of mud.Put onion rings on lemon. To fasten an abdomen with toothpicks or to sew up threads.
  5. Peel and wash the potatoes. If the tubers are large, cut into several pieces. Put the potatoes in a bowl. Add mayonnaise and spices, mix.
  6. Prepare the form. Cover with foil and grease. Put the pike in the center, and the potatoes on the sides.
  7. Wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes at 200 degrees. At the end, uncover the dish and bake for another 10 minutes.

If a large pike was used for cooking, you should check its readiness. If necessary, the baking time can be increased. As a result, you will get a ready-made dish with a side dish, which is incomparable to anything.

Tasty pike pieces with vegetables

The recipe is ideal for housewives, who do not have time to deal with the tiring of fish. Of course, to take care of cleaning and removing the unpleasant odor will still have to.

  • Pike - 1.5-2 kg.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Basil and parsley.
  • Carrots - 1 pc.
  • Lemon.
  • Garlic.
  • Sour cream - 200 ml.
  • Spices (black pepper, salt and ground coriander).
  1. Clean and gut the fish. Wash thoroughly and drizzle with lemon. Leave for 5 minutes.Cut into pieces. You can use the finished filet or the whole carcass.
  2. Prepare the marinade. Add salt, spices and chopped garlic to sour cream. Mix everything. Grease the fish and leave to marinate for an hour.
  3. Wash vegetables, peel and cut into slices. Cover the baking sheet with foil and grease. Lay out the vegetables and fish.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees and place the mold in it. Bake for half an hour.

When cooking, consider the size of the carcass. If it is large, it is better to increase the baking time.

Pike diet recipes

Pike is a low-fat fish. The fat content does not exceed 3%, so it is often used in dietary nutrition. The meat contains a large amount of minerals and vitamins. This is its usefulness for health. If you enter such a product in the diet, you can adjust the work of many body systems, and prevent the emergence of new diseases.

There are many recipes, with which you can deliciously cook fish without problems. Of course, the best are those whose processing results preserve all the useful properties. These methods include:

  • Stuffed pike.
  • Wuhu.
  • Cutlets.

Before we consider these options in detail, consider some of the recommendations of experienced chefs. First of all, it concerns the skin, which is a useless part. It is better to get rid of it immediately. This also applies to the ridge with large bones.

Pike Cutlets

Cutlets with lemon and cranberries

The dish can be put on a festive table or used in everyday life. To cook delicious burgers, you must follow the technology exactly.

  • Pike cut - 1 kg.
  • A loaf of white bread - 150 g.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Milk - 100 ml.
  • Garlic - 4 cloves.
  • Egg - 2 pcs.
  • Butter - 2 tbsp. l.
  • Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l.
  • Breadcrumbs.
  • Greenery.
  • Spices to taste.
  1. Cut the fish into pieces and mince. There also send onions, garlic, greens and a loaf, previously soaked in milk. In the resulting mass, drive eggs, add vegetable and butter. Season and knead minced.
  2. To form round or oval cakes of small thickness. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry in vegetable oil.

The result is tender and juicy burgers. They can be served with any side dish or with vegetable salad.

Pike ear


From pike you get a useful and fragrant ear, there is no tastier such in the whole world. The recipe is pretty simple. Each mistress will cope with it.

  • Heads of pikes - 500 g.
  • Fish fillet - 500 g
  • Potatoes - 5 pcs.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Vegetable oil.
  • Breadcrumbs.
  • Greenery.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Nutmeg and ginger.
  1. Peel the fish and cut into small pieces. Place in a 3.5 liter pot of water. Add a little greens, one onion and a bay leaf.
  2. Put on a fire and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, then get your head and separate the meat from the bones. Return the pot to the stove and simmer the broth over a low heat for an hour.
  3. Peel potatoes and cut into slices. Fry with onion in vegetable oil.
  4. Strain the broth, and then pour the potatoes with onions, crackers, nuts and spices. Put on the fire and cook for another 10 minutes. After that, let it brew.

This is how the present traditional Russian dish - pike ear - is prepared. Of course, you can cook other dishes. Their list is varied, for example, stuffed pike in the oven will be a good option for lunch.

Helpful Tips

To cook a tasty treat without the hassle, you must consider some of the tricks of processing the main ingredient.

  • To eliminate the smell of tina, it is necessary to soak the pike in water with vinegar or lemon juice. Also, milk can easily cope with this task. It is necessary to soak the carcass for several hours. A good option would be a lemon. If you pour juice on the meat, it will remove the unpleasant smell.
  • When cooking, consider the combination of products. The best flavor composition will be with basil, black allspice, parsley, carrots and onions. Therefore, pay attention to the recipes, where there are such ingredients.
  • To improve the taste of meat, rub the carcass with spices and leave for an hour.

Despite the fact that pike is a fish of the 3rd grade, it is very popular. This is due to its low-calorie and delicious meat, which turns a simple dish into a culinary masterpiece. As for the main drawbacks, such as unpleasant smell and numerous bones, they can be easily handled. To do this, be patient and use some culinary secrets.

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