February 27, 2012

Cheesy crusty Gruyere Fish Bake

This flavor-packed, crunchy, crusty, cheesy and scrumptious Fish Bake is one delectable comfort food that I really crave for when its too cold to venture outside and I just need some uplifting fuel to stave off the winter blues ! The casserole is topped with whole-grain breadcrumbs and Gruyere cheese, to add some wholesome nuttiness and dietary fiber while the ginger in the dish infuses an Asian flavor that gives it a unique and interesting twist. 
For some variety, you can substitute almost any mild white fish. 

Yields : 8 inch square bake

1 Lb - Boneless white fish 
2 - Onion 
1 1/2 Inch - Ginger 
8 - Garlic cloves 
6 - Green Chilly 
2 - Tomato 
Salt to taste 
Pepper to taste 

For the cheese sauce 
3 Tbsp - Butter 
1/3 Cup - All purpose flour / Maida 
1 Cup - Grated Gruyere Cheese (Refer notes) 
2 Cups - Milk 
Salt to taste 
Pepper to taste 
1 - Egg 

For the crust 
1 - Bread slice 
1/4 Cup - Grated cheese (optional) 
Oil spray or butter

  • Saute onions, green chilly, ginger and garlic until the onions turn golden-brown.
  • Add tomatoes and saute until they are soft
  • Add cleaned boneless fish fillet cut into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the fish is done
  • In a non-stick sauce pan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk the flour and butter; cook until the flour is a nice biscuit color (Keep a close eye on this to make sure you don't burn it). Add milk and cheese and bring it to a boil
  • Season with salt and pepper. Keep whisking until the sauce thickens
  • Add the cheese sauce to the fish and mix well
  • Beat an egg in a bowl and add it to the slightly cooled fish-cheese sauce mixture
  • Transfer to a baking dish
  • In a food processor, add the bread and pulse. Add the cheese and bread crumbs to the top of the mixture in the baking dish and spray some oil
  • Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until the bread crumbs are browned
Notes and Tips
  • Most important - Use fresh fish for the best tasting Fish Bake
  • To make this dish more rich and cheesy, add additional 1/2 cup cheese in the cheese sauce.
  • I used 3/4 cup Gruyere cheese and 1/4 cup smoked Gruyere. You can substitute Gruyere with any cheese of your choice.
  • If you are using a non-stick sauce pan, use a silicon whisk to avoid scratches.
  • Season the cheese sauce with salt as desired only after you add the cheese because the cheese may be salty.
  • You can use any white fleshed fish for this entree
  • Enjoy this fish bake with the bread of your choice 


  1. Very delicious n yummy bake..Sumptious meal!!
    Erivum Puliyum

  2. wow..what a fantastic recipe! I'm definitely gonna try this out!


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