Need to know all about Paupiette cut of Fish & How to make it ?


What is a paupiette of fish ?


Paupiette cuts of fish are thin slices of fish that are rolled or folded around a filling and then baked or poached.

How to make a paupiette of fish ?

  • To make a paupiette cut of fish, you will need:
  • A whole fish, gutted and scaled
  • A sharp knife
  • Filling of your choice (such as herbs, breadcrumbs, and/or vegetables)


  • Lay the fish flat on a cutting board and make a cut down the center of the fish from the head to the tail.
  • Carefully remove the bones from the fish, leaving the fillets intact.
  • Season the inside of the fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the filling over one fillet, leaving a border around the edges.
  • Place the other fillet on top of the filling, press the edges together to seal the paupiette.
  • Secure the paupiette with toothpicks or twine.
  • The paupiette can be grilled, sautéed, or baked.

Note: Paupiette is French word which means “little package” referring to fish fillet rolled and stuffed with some filling before cooking.

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