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Bourride à la sétoise with monkfish
CourseEntrée or main dish
Region or stateProvence et Languedoc
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsfish, seafood, and vegetables, aïoli and olive oil
VariationsBourride à la sétoise, bouillabaisse, aïoli garni, soupe de poissons à la sétoise, fish ragoût

Bourride (bourrido, in provençal, borrida, in occitan[1]) is a culinary specialty traditional to cuisine of Provence and Languedoc, based on fish, seafood, and vegetables, served with aïoli and olive oil. A variant of bouillabaisse[2] or fish soup à la Sétoise, this fish soup, originally from Provence and Languedoc, is particularly popular in Toulon (Var) and Agde (Hérault).

The word bourride comes from provençal bourrido (borrida in classical norm of occitan language), which was derived from bouri/bouli (borit/bolit), bouilli (boiled) in French.[3]


This recipe is prepared with white fish or Mediterranean seafood, such as mullet, mackerel, sea bass, whiting, conger eel, sea robin, sea bream, cod, turbot, le poisson de St Pierre, or monkfish (for bourride à la Sétoise), a brunoise of vegetables (celery, fennel, leeks, carrots, onions, bouquet garni, possibly with white wine), and aïoli.

Depending on the recipe variations, the fish and the brunoise are cooked independently, or together like a fish stew in court-bouillon. At the end of cooking, the fish stock is bound with aïoli and olive oil. Like with bouillabaisse, depending on tastes and local customs and traditions, the fish is served differently: as a garnish along aïoli, with rice, potatoes, or ratatouille, topped with the brunoise sauce. aïoli, or in fish soup.[4][5][6][7] Bourride is sometimes served with garlic croutons.[8]



  1. ^ according to classical norm of occitan.
  2. ^ "Spécialités marseillaises". (in French). March 2020. Archived from the original on 2015-10-07.
  3. ^ TLFi (Trésor de la langue française informatisé).
  4. ^ "Bourride". (in French). March 2020. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03.
  5. ^ "Bourride de lotte à la provençale et croustillant de chorizo". (in French). March 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-09-18.
  6. ^ "La bourride à la sétoise". (in French). March 2020. Archived from the original on 2016-02-16.
  7. ^ "Recette de Lotte Bourride de Provence par le chef du Consulat Général de France de New York". (in French). March 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-11-19.
  8. ^ "Bourride". Epicuria (in French). 26 January 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2023.
  9. ^ "Bourride à la Sétoise Recipe". NYT Cooking. Retrieved 22 March 2023.