Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese


  • Serves 4 people

  • 4 John Dory fillets (about 160gm each)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 3 Spanish onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 bunch curly endive, trimmed and washed
  • 100 gm soft goat’s cheese
01   Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, add onion, season with salt and cook over low heat for 20 minutes or until caramelised.
02   Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Season dory fillets with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for 2 minutes each side or until just cooked through. Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm, then add vinegar and sugar to frying pan and cook until reduced by half.
03   Heat remaining olive oil in a separate frying pan over medium heat, add endive and cook for 1 minute or until just wilted, then season to taste. Serve with caramelised onion and crumbled goat’s cheese and dory fillets drizzled with sauce.
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