Fish "à la Bordelaise"


Fish "à la Bordelaise"
Fish "à la Bordelaise" is a fillet topped with a crust of breadcrumbs, herbs and onions cooked in white wine, then oven-baked until golden brown.

It is a classic frozen family meal that many French children have grown up with, but here is a home-made version that is far better.
19,9924.4/5 for 8 ratings
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Last modified on: February 20th 2019

For 4 fillets, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 2 fillets 4 fillets 8 fillets 12 fillets

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
33 min.34 min.1 hour 7 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Fish "à la Bordelaise" : Photo of step #1
Prepare 50 g shallot and 50 g onion, and peel 1 garlic clove.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
Fish "à la Bordelaise" : Photo of step #2
Chop these finely.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Melt 50 g butter in a small frying pan until it froths.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Add the chopped shallot, onion and garlic. Salt and pepper and mix well.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Pour 120 ml dry white wine into the pan, mix well and turn the heat down slightly.

Stage 6 - 15 min.
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Leave to cook gently until all there is no liquid left in the pan. Set aside.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Prepare 4 sprigs parsley, keeping only the leaves.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Put into a high-sided container: the cooked onions, parsley, salt, pepper and the juice of ½ lemon.

Blend together.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Mix to make a thick paste, adding more breadcrumbs if necessary. Set aside.

Stage 10 - 5 min.
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Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Prepare the fish fillets. Rinse and dry, then remove the skin and any remaining bones.

Salt and pepper on both sides.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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Spread the topping mixture in a fairly thin, even layer on each fillet.

The best tool for this job is a palette-knife, if you have one.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Generously butter an oven-proof dish.

Stage 13 - 1 min.
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Lay the fish in the dish, crust uppermost.

Stage 14 - 15 min.
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Bake for about 15 minutes (this will depend on the thickness of your fillets) and finish under the grill to give them the important browned top.

Stage 15
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Serve on hot plates and trickle a little lemon juice over just before serving.

Remarks

The breadcrumb topping can be prepared in advance as it keeps and freezes well.

From this basic recipe many variations are possible: red wine instead of white, coriander or chervil instead of parsley, etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,294 Kcal or 5,418 Kj109 gr51 gr73 gr
65 %42 %5 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
127 Kcal or 532 Kj11 gr5 gr7 gr
6 %4 %<1 %1 %
Per fillet
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
324 Kcal or 1,357 Kj27 gr13 gr18 gr
16 %10 %1 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Dry white wineDry white wine: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Quiche Bretonne, Curried prawn risotto, Sauce Normande (for fish), Montbenoit's canapés, Creamy risotto with vegetables , ... All
OnionOnion: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mushrooms on toast, French style, Winegrowers' sausage casserole, Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole), Tabbouleh, Lumberjack turnovers, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Basic cake batter - the French way, Cramique, Colcannon, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, ... All
ShallotShallot: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paté en croute (terrine in a pie crust), Creamy risotto with vegetables , Chicken and mushroom brik rolls, Upside-down Parmentier, Stuffed artichokes au gratin, ... All

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