Paupiettes of gilt-head bream

A paupiette is a piece of meat or fish that has been rolled with a filling of vegetables or fruit. It often features in recipes from Normandy and is very popular in France.

Paupiettes of gilt-head bream

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gilt-head bream



ras el hanout



preserved lemon






black pepper

Preparation method

  • Fillet the gilt-head bream, cutting the fillets off close to the bone. 
  • Next, skin the fillets.
  • Season the gilt-head bream fillets with ras el hanout and finely chopped zest of the preserved lemon.
  • Roll up the fillets with the backbone side facing outwards and secure with kitchen twine.
  • Place the gilt-head bream rolls in an ovenproof dish and cover with the melted butter.
  • Place in a preheated oven at 80°C for 15 minutes until perfectly cooked.
  • Season to taste with black pepper.

Serving suggestions

  • In a composition with a choice of components of potato, aubergine, avocado, asparagus, mushrooms/wild mushrooms, citrus fruits, courgette, green herbs, garlic, cucumber, sweet pepper, tomato, onion, or fennel.
  • Serve with a classic white wine sauce or beurre blanc sauce.

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