Who is John Dory?
I always wondered about the name John Dory. So I did some research (ok, I checked Wikipedia) and there are a few different explanations. What do you think?
1) a variation of the French word ‘dorée’ or ‘gilded’.
2) an allusion to a child’s song called John Dory.
3) another French variation, this time on the word ‘jaune’, French for ‘yellow’.
4) the fish is also known as St Pierre’s fish, an allusion to the apostle Peter who apparently brought Jesus the fish at his request; the dark spots on the skin are said to be the fingerprints of Peter himself!
Whatever you want to believe, one thing is definitely for sure, this is one tasty fish, albeit a pain to fillet, which is why we will do it for you!
Here’s a nice, simple recipe, keeping the flavours simple and delicate to let the fish be the centrepiece: