John Dory with Salsify

Fillet of John Dory, Roast Salsify, Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Crispy Sweetbreads

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Appears in
On The Menu: Seasonal Recipes for a Culinary Life

By James Mackenzie

Published 2011

  • About

We had a waitress once who didn’t believe that a fish could be called John. She stood at the pass thinking that we were winding her up and said, ‘You don’t get a fish called John!’ She didn’t last long. In France it’s called St. Pierre. The legend has it that the dark spots on the fish’s side are St. Peter’s thumbprints. You can substitute the black trumpet mushrooms for other wild varieties, but the trumpets add a fantastic earthiness to the dish and perfectly complement the salsify.