Dory in Butter and Parsley Sauce

John Dory is sometimes a little hard to find here, but well worth grabbing when you spot it. This basic sauce is just perfect for this fish but any white flesh fish can be used. I served it with new Pink Eye potatoes and snow peas.

This recipe is from Pete Evans, we have three of his cookbooks now and I have favourite recipes from each of them.

Ingredients:  serves 2

plain (all-purpose) flour for coating

Salt & Pepper for seasoning
2 x Dory fillets
50g butter
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
juice of ½ lemon
lemon wedges to serve


Put the flour in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Lightly coat the fish in the seasoned flour.

Heat fry pan to meduim and cook the fish for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove the fish and keep warm

Turn the heat up to high and add the butter and cook on high heat for a few minutes, until it just starts to brown. Immediately add the parsley (be careful as it will pop and spit). Allow the butter to colour further for a minute or so. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and allow the butter to foam. Spoon the butter sauce over the fish (and new potatoes) and serve with lemon wedges.

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2 Responses to Dory in Butter and Parsley Sauce

  1. Michael says:

    Nice blog. Love your recipes!

    Keep up the good work.


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