Steamed fillets of John Dory with baby leeks

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Appears in
Fish etc.: the ultimate book for seafood lovers

By Mark Hix

Published 2004

  • About

The beautiful looks of the John Dory are reflected in its eating. It even has a distinguishable beauty spot on the flesh, which is apparently the reason for its being named Saint-Pierre in France and pez de San Pedro in Spain - the most common explanation for this is that the distinctive marks were left by St Peter’s fingers when he threw the fish back into the water after hearing it making noises of distress.