The alternative name of St. Peter’s Fish comes from an ancient legend. It is said that St. Peter picked this fish up from the Sea of Galilee, but instead of keeping it, he returned it to the water. The black mark on the side of the John Dory is said to be St. Peter’s thumbprint.
John Dory is a delicious fish with delicate white flesh and a firm, flaky texture. A saltwater fish has a mild, slightly sweet flavour and can be served sauteed, baked, steamed, poached, or even fried.