John Dory with Clams


Preparation info

  • Serves at Least


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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This would be an excellent dish if the fish was simply baked in the oven with a few aromatics, some olive oil and a bit of wine. The addition of the clams adds an extra dimension of flavour and has more impact at the table.


  • 1 John Dory, weighing 1kg (2lb 4oz)


Ask the fishmonger to clean and gut the fish, and to cut off the sharp spiky fins from all around the body. Soak the clams, overnight if possible, and rinse them in several changes of water.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas Mark 4).

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