Bordeaux style fish / Poisson à  la Bordelaise

Fish bordelaise recipe

This Bordeaux style fish recipe is a great classic in French cuisine. If you ever visit a French supermarket, you’ll even find fish bordelaise already made in the frozen section. It takes no time and is really easy to cook but the best thing is you can realize it with any white fish you like!

Cod or hake can do the trick, you’ll just have to top your fish fillets with a paste made with shallots, garlic, parsley, white wine and breadcrumbs and bake your Bordeaux style fish before impressing your guests with an genuine fish bordelaise!

Bordeaux style fish recipe

Preparation time: 10 mn  -  Baking time: 15 to 20 mn

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

4 white fish fillets (hake, cod etc.)
6 dry bread slices (if you don’t have dry bread,
you can toast bread slices or use already made dried breadcrumbs)

4 shallots
1 garlic clove
1 lemon
2 tablespoons of parsley
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of dry white wine
2/3 oz (20g) of butter
Salt and pepper


1/ Peel and chop shallots and garlic. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic.

2/ After 5 mn, add wine and let boil smoothly until liquid evaporates.

3/ Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C/ Th 6).

4/ Squeeze lemon. Mix bread, lemon juice, shallots, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a food mixer until getting a paste. (Add a little olive oil if it stays too dry)

5/ Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a baking pan. Add fish filets and cover with paste. Add the olive oil you have left.

6/ Bake in oven for 15 to 20 mn or until fish is done.

Serve Bordeaux style fish (or fish bordelaise) with rice, potatoes or vegetables. Marries perfectly spinach soufflés.

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9 thoughts on “Bordeaux style fish / Poisson à  la Bordelaise

  1. Julie
    02/09/2009 at 9:55 PM

    I’ve made it! Really easy and quite delicious!
    You can impress your friends with that receipe! Thanks to you!!!!

  2. 02/09/2009 at 10:02 PM

    Quick and easy! How great. Parsley and shallots make anything taste amazing.

  3. 02/10/2009 at 2:47 AM

    Thanks for posting this – I’ve seen it, and had it, but didn’t have a recipe for it.

  4. 03/05/2009 at 4:43 AM

    That fish looks good!

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  7. Robert
    11/19/2009 at 6:34 AM

    Thanks for the recipe. The fish was wonderful and I can’t wait to make it again. The next time I will make it for friends.

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