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Baked John Dory with Lemon Caper Dressing

adapted from Martyna Angell / Wholesome Cook

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2-3 extra to serve

2 John Dory fillets with skin on

2 teaspoons capers in brine

juice from ½ lemon

salt and freshly ground black pepper

watercress or other salad greens

your favorite light salad dressing


Preheat oven to 350°.


Grease an oven-proof dish or skillet with olive oil and place fish, skin side down, on top. Season top of fish with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Bake for 10 minutes (thicker fillets may take longer).


Remove from oven and transfer to serving plates. Add extra olive oil, lemon juice and capers to the pan and mix well. Drizzle over the fish and season with pepper.


Serve with a mixed green salad or watercress with your favorite salad dressing.  Note: with a light preparation like this, we like to use a very simple, light salad dressing.


Serves 2



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