Poached John Dory

Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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  • 1 small fish per person
  • ½ lb. (240, g.) veal forcemeat or parsley


The fish should be cleaned but the head and tail should be left on. Stuff it with veal forcemeat, or a stuffing of parsley and thyme if liked, in which case, sew up the belly closely after inserting the stuffing. However, the Dory is very good without stuffing.

Bring a pan of water to the boil (there should