Crispy John Dory with Aromatic Paprika Butter Recipe

Crispy John Dory with Aromatic Paprika Butter Recipe


Feeling like a light and flavorful fish dish? Look no further than our John Dory with Smoked Paprika Butter! Pan-seared for a delightful crispness, the John Dory is then bathed in a luxurious smoked paprika butter. This simple yet sophisticated dish allows the mild, sweet flavour of the fish to shine through, beautifully complemented by the rich smokiness of the butter. It's a memorable dining experience that's both elegant and easy to prepare at home.


  • 50g butter, softened
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 John Dory fillets (about 180g each)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Prepare Paprika Butter
    1 Prepare Paprika Butter

    Mix softened butter with smoked paprika and set aside.

  2. Heat the Pan
    2 Heat the Pan

    Warm a frying pan on high heat and add olive oil.

  3. Cook the Fish
    3 Cook the Fish

    Season John Dory fillets with salt and pan-fry, starting skin side down. Press gently to prevent curling. Cook for 2 minutes, flip, add the paprika butter, and baste the fish for another 2 minutes until perfectly cooked.

  4. Serve
    4 Serve

    Remove the fish from the pan and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges on the side.

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