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Anchovy Stuffed John Dory     HT  MC    45mins

Serves 4         Hot  Fish herbs  Vegetables   Main Course




1.4kg/3lb John Dory

1 Egg

2 tbsp Anchovy Essence

Salt and Pepper

2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

Pinch of Nutmeg

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

100g/4oz Stale Breadcrumbs

75g/3oz Butter

1 Onion, sliced

1 Carrot, sliced

150ml/5fl.oz. Water




1. Clean fish and trim off fins. Wash and pat dry with kitchen paper. Preheat the oven to 200C, 40OF, Gas mark 6 and grease an ovenproof dish.


2. Beat egg in a bowl with anchovy essence, salt, pepper, parsley, nutmeg and lemon juice. Stir in the breadcrumbs and 50g/2oz of the melted butter. Mix well the use to stuff the fish.


3. Arrange the carrot and onions in the prepared dish. Score the top of the fish with a sharp knife to make diamond shapes.


4. Place fish in dish, pour in the water, dot with remaining butter and season. Bake for 30 minutes, basting twice.


5. To serve - lift fish on to serving plate, garnish with some of the onion and carrot, lemon slices and parsley and serve immediately.



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