Served with minted new potatoes, this is a perfect dinner party meal.


  • 4 fillets john dory
  • wild garlic & cherry tomato vinaigrette:
  • 1 small bunch wild garlic leaves (when chopped approximately 3 tablespoons)
  • 12-16 cherry tomatoes (left whole)
  • 2 small shallots (thinly sliced)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 250 ml olive oil
  • 0.5 glass white wine
  • cracked black pepper
  • pea puree:
  • 225 g frozen peas
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 0.5 medium sized onion
  • 200 ml cream
  • 1 dsp freshly chopped mint
  • seasoning


  • Begin by making the pea puree:
  • In a large saucepan quickly fry off the onion & garlic until browed.
  • Add in the frozen peas and coat with onion & garlic mixture
  • Add in cream and cook until the peas have softened and the cream will have reduced and thickened. (5 minutes)
  • Mix in the seasoning and freshly chopped mint at this stage.
  • Transfer the entire mixture to a food processor or blitz with hand held blitzer until broken down yet still relatively coarse and chunky.
  • Move on to the wild garlic and tomato vinaigrette:
  • Choose a medium sized saucepan and heat it gently with a tiny amount of oil.
  • Add in the sliced shallots and cook them very gently for approximately 3- minutes until they are just softened but not entirely coloured.
  • Next add in the cherry tomatoes (whole) and pan roast them for 2-3 minutes until they have softened and roasted. Season with a little salt and pepper at this stage.
  • Mix in the shredded wild garlic leaves and wilt for 20-30 seconds until just softened. Turn off the heat now.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and the olive oil and allow this sauce to stand for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse.
  • Heat a large frying pan and melt a little butter.
  • Season the fillets of john dory with salt and black pepper and pan fry on either side for 2-3 minutes or until just gently cooked.
  • Serve the pan roasted fish on top of the pea puree and drizzle with the wild garlic and tomato vinaigrette.
  • Serve with minted new potatoes.

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