John Dory

Zeus faber

Common Names: John Dory, Oreo Dory

AVAILABILITY

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

Wild, USA, New Zealand

SIZING

Whole Fish
Hand Carved Half Side Fillets
Cut to Size Portions
Mild Flavored Accompaniments such as
Pan fried with white wine

FLAVOR PROFILE

Mild, clean flavor with medium texture and small flakes. Medium fat content. Flesh is opaque white and cooks up snow white.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming, Poaching.

PRODUCT INFO

John Dory

• Medium White Flakey Fillets, Available in Fillets or Whole
• In Season Late Summer to Early Fall, but Fished all Year
• Due to the Delicate Flesh, John Dory is Best Prepared with the Skin On, with Mild Flavored Accompaniments such as Pan fried with white wine

The Legend of John Dory
The John Dory are one of ten species that belong to the Zeidae family. Originally, it was known as St. Peter Fish or St. Pierre who was Jesus’ fisherman disciple. It is believed that the fish carried a coin in its mouth to be used to pay the temple tax. When St. Peter picked up the fish to retrieve the coin, he left his thumbprint on the sides of the fish.

As coastal fish, they are found around the central and southern coast of Australia. John Dory are trawled fish that are found in depths up to 450 meters (approximately 15ft). They grow to a maximum size of 2 feet and 7 pounds.

Species named after the Greek God Zeus.
Grouped under Butterfish