Baked Fish Creole

This recipe is taken from the 1987 Milk Calendar. Delicious enough to make fish lovers of all of us! For the most delicate flavour use fresh, whitefleshed fish fillets.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 4 servings
baked fish creole


  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1 onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 ribs celery coarsely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper halved, seeded with ribs removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chili sauce
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked rice
  • 1 lb (450 g) thin fish fillets
  • 2 tomatoes sliced


Prepare sauce by heating butter or oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and garlic and cook until tender and wilted- about 4 minutes. Add celery and peppers. Cook for 3 minutes. Do not brown. Add flour and stir in well. Cook 3 minutes longer. Add milk and bring to a boil. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco. Stir in chili sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Place rice in the bottom of a buttered 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) baking dish. Arrange fish fillets over the rice in a single layer. Place sliced tomatoes over the fish. Pour sauce over top.

Bake in a preheated 400 °F (200 °C) oven for 20 min or until fish is just cooked. Serve with vegetables.

Microwave Method: In a 12-cup/3 L glass casserole dish, cook butter with onions, garlic, celery and green peppers on High (100 % power) for 4 to 6 min until tender. Stir in flour and cook on High 1 to 2 minutes. Add milk and bring to a boil on High for 5 to 7 min, whisking every 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne and chili sauce and cook on High for 1 to 3 minutes. Place rice in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) glass baking dish and arrange fish on top with the thicker portions next to the outside edges of the dish. Arrange tomatoes on top of fish and cover with sauce. Cover with waxed paper and cook fish on High 5 to 8 minutes until cooked through. Let stand 5 min before serving.


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Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 518 Calories
Protein: 32 g
Carbohydrate: 60 g
Fat: 16 g
Fibre: 4.8 g
Sodium: 1746 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 19 % / 206 mg
Selenium: 133 %
Vitamin B12: 125 %
Vitamin C: 73 %
Vitamin D: 54 %