Whole John Dory with Salsa Verde

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


4x 300-500gm john dory (heads removed)

1 bunch basil

1 bunch flat leaf parsley

1 bunch mint

80ml extra virgin olive oil plus 20ml for cooking

50g good quality anchovy fillets

50g capers

red wine vinegar (this is optional as the capers will add acidity)

1 lemon for garnish

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

The salsa verde can either be blended smoothly in a food processor or hand chop the herbs, anchovies and capers and mix with the Extra Virgin Olive oil.

Heat a non-stick frying pan to a medium heat, season the John Dory and fry until golden brown on both sides. Then drizzle with slightly more oil, transfer to a baking tray and bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes (depending on the size of the fish).

To serve plate the John Dory, drizzle with the salsa verde and garnish with a lemon wedge.