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John Dory

Definition: John Dory

John Dory
You may notice this name from episodes of Hell's Kitchen.

An odd-looking fish found in European seas, the John Dory has a huge, spiny head and long, flat body. The fish's flesh is mildly delicate, and it can be grilled, sauteed, or poached. It's rarely imported into the US, which explains why Ramsay would like to have it on his American restaurants' menus.

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jhig jhig 7 years
I've been watching Hells Kitchen this season and I hear the name "John Dory" every episode yet they never show whats cooking in the pan. I now know it a European fish! The world makes sense yet again.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
I heard him say that last night and me and my husband just looked at each other with question marks on our faces. Thanks for clearing that up.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
ramsey is known to have lots of interesting things on his menus regardless of what country he's in. i do appreciate this post though since i really didn't know what it was and now i feel a bit more educated.
verily verily 9 years
It totally explains Dory's name (though she's really a regal tang fish).
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I've had John Dory in England. Never in the States though. It's really nice.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
One of our local restaurants featured John Dory last week. Delicious!
teece81 teece81 9 years
wasnt Dory the name of Ellen Degeneres' character in Finding Nemo? Coincidence? I think not :)
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Thanks for the info, party! I was imagining it be spelled something like jondouri, hah.
doogirl doogirl 9 years
Thank you thank you thank you! Every episode we watch, my husband and I both say, "What the heck is John Dory?" Now we know it's a fish! Thank you Yum!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Thank you for the definition...I have been hearing him say "tandoori"! Must be my ears getting older!LOL
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