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John Dory with Summer Coleslaw


  • 1 whole John Dory fish

  • ¼ head of white cabbage

  • 300g raisins

  • 300g sultanas

  • 500ml white wine vinegar

  • 3-4 tablespoons of castor sugar

  • Small handful of pine nuts

  • Lemon

  • Quality olive oil

  • Salt


  • John Dory::

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 180C.

  • 2.

    Then trim the John Dory, cut off the fins and the head.

  • 3.

    Line a flat baking tray with tinfoil and greaseproof paper then put fish onto the baking sheet.

  • 4.

    Season the fish with some salt and drizzle all over with good quality olive oil.

  • 5.

    Place in the oven at 180C for 15-18 minutes.

  • 6.

    Remove the fish from the oven and take it off the bone.

  • Coleslaw::

  • 1.

    In a saucepan heat the white wine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan.

  • 2.

    Heat gently until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has reduced by half.

  • 3.

    Add the raisins and sultanas allowing them to sit in the sweet and sour mixture (this can be done well in advance).

  • 4.

    Shred the white cabbage finely and put it into a large bowl.

  • 5.

    Add the raisin and sultanas to the cabbage (there shouldn't be much liquid left) and mix everything together thoroughly.

  • 6.

    Dress with some quality olive oil mix thoroughly once again.

  • 7.

    Finally sprinkle with pine nuts and check seasoning, adjust if necessary.

  • To Serve: :

  • 1.

    Put some fish on a plate with a wedge of lemon and some coleslaw.

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The dish looks delicious, I want to try some of that one of these days. and also have attractive recipes that you’ll surely love!