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John Dory with Garlic Potatoes

I love this recipe, beautifully simple but fantastically tasty, great for a supper or dinner party, there's a bit of faff with the potatoes, but it's well worth the effort

This recipe will serve 4 people


4 John Dory Fillets about 150g each

50g of butter

A couple of garlic cloves finely chopped

A good splash of olive oil

A half handful of fresh chopped rosemary and thyme in equal amounts


500ml of chicken stock (buy it! I'm not going to tell anyone)

100g of butter

4 shallots, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced

4 bay leaves

8 cloves of garlic thinly sliced

A half handful of fresh chopped thyme

500g of charlotte potatoes cut into thin slices


Put the chopped rosemary and thyme into a bowl and add a good splash of olive oil, about 50ml

Mix well and add the John Dory fillets and leave to marinate for about an hour

Put the chicken stock into a pan and simmer until reduced by 2/3

Sauté the shallots in a pan with some butter, add the garlic, thyme and bay leaves

Season and cook until the shallots are soft but no colour

Allow the shallots to cool a little

Now grease an ovenproof dish with some butter

Arrange a layer of the sliced potatoes on the bottom and top with a layer of the shallots

Repeat this process 3 times

Dot the top with some more butter, pour in the reduced stock, cover with tin foil

Bake in a preheated oven 180c for about 15 minutes

Now remove the potatoes from the oven, remove the foil, place your marinated John Dory fillets on top of the potatoes and place back in the oven for 10 minutes

Remove from the oven and place in the centre of the table, divide between warm plates and enjoy

This is absolutely fantastic, I love it, just brilliant flavours cooked simply

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