Grilled John Dory with zucchini and frisée salad

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

"There's nothing better than a whole fish cooked over coals. I especially love John Dory, and rubbing it with chermoula and marinating it overnight adds great flavour."

You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

  • 1 John Dory (about 1.5kg), head removed, fins and tail trimmed
  • For drizzling: olive oil
  • To serve: lemon cheeks
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  • Chermoula
  • 1½ tbsp coriander seeds
  • ¾ cup (firmly packed) each mint, coriander and flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Finely grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
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  • Zucchini and frisée salad
  • ¼ each radicchio head and witlof, leaves separated
  • ¼ frisée, leaves separated
  • 1 green zucchini, thinly sliced on a mandolin
  • 1 tbsp coarsely chopped chives
  • 30 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
01   For chermoula, dry-roast coriander seeds until fragrant (1 minute), then finely grind in a mortar and pestle. Combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients, season to taste and set aside.
02   Slash fish diagonally twice on each side, cutting to the bone. Rub chermoula into fish, massaging in well, place on a tray, cover and refrigerate to marinate (24 hours).
03   Preheat a barbecue or char-grill pan to medium-high heat. Drizzle fish with a little oil and barbecue, turning once, until just cooked through (10-15 minutes each side).
04   Meanwhile, for zucchini and frisée salad, cut radicchio and witlof into thin strips and combine in a bowl with frisée, zucchini and chives. Whisk oil, juice and mustard in a separate bowl to combine, season to taste, drizzle over salad and toss to combine.
05   Serve fish with zucchini and frisée salad and lemon cheeks.

Topics:

RADICCHIO, MEDITERRANEAN, ZUCCHINI, SUMMER, MINT, PARSLEY, MAIN, FISH, FRISEE, LEMONS, WITLOF, CHEFS' RECIPES, GARLIC, SALAD, SEAFOOD, CORIANDER, JOHN DORY, CHIVES

Recipe:

ROBERT MARCHETTI, NEILD AVENUE, NSW

Photography:

PRUE RUSCOE

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

2011 HELM CLASSIC DRY RIESLING, CANBERRA DISTRICT, NSW. , suggested by MAURICE TERZINI & ROBERT MARCHETTI

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Jan 2012

Jan 2012

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