John Dory roasted with lemon and tyhme.

John Dory roasted with lemon and thyme.

Fish cookery is one of my favourite things. Keep it simple. John Dory is characterful and a joy to cook with.  In this recipe I roast it quickly with just lemon, thyme, olive oil.  A raw spinach and rocket salad would be delicious here with lemon zest and wholegrain dressing.

  • Ingredients.

  • 2 small John Dory per person olive oil

  • 1/2 a lemon per person thyme leaves

  • Method

  • Set the oven at 2200C/gas mark 6.

  • Rinse and dry the fish, then put them in a roasting tin.

  • Season each fish on both sides with salt and black pepper.

Drizzle generously with olive oil.

Cut the lemons into segments, six or so to each fruit. Tuck these, and thyme leaves, between the fish.

Roast for 10 – 12 minutes until the flesh comes easily away from the bone. Spoon over the lemon-scented olive oil juices, some warm sourdough bread to mop up the lemony, olive-oily juices would be perfect.

 Always ask your fishmonger to gut and fillet the fish for you.

Emily x

Boscastle Festival 3rd - 4th October 2015

Emily Scott will be on stage at 'Boscastle Festival' on Saturday 3rd October at 10.30am.

I am so excited about being involved in this event.  Thank you for having me. Boscastle Festival is where I appeared on stage for the first time, this was a significant moment for me in my career. It will be my fifth demo here this year.  I always love the great atmosphere and support - it is such a wonderful community. 

Good food begins with good ingredients sourced from their seasonal best.  Seek out quality suppliers, a good way to learn about the food we are eating.

Fresh ripe, seasonal ingredients are the core of my cooking.  I am so lucky in Cornwall to have the most wonderful producers. Support your fishmonger, greengrocer, butcher and farmer's market. Connect with the seasons and amazing producers that work so hard to bring all the produce to our table. See you there. Xx