Pitched as the best fish a chef could get, John Dory is a gem in the gourmet seafood repertoire. Championed in Chef Rick Stein's signature "John Dory Alla Carlina," this fish unveils a tapestry of nuanced flavors, setting the stage for an array of culinary delights. John Dory presents a delicate and slightly firm flesh that is known for holding up well in various culinary preparations. Its moderately dense texture allows it to absorb flavors to a point. Its subtle oceanic notes bring a fresh, yet not overpowering, fish flavor, pairing well with citrus notes, herbal aromatics, and even rich, buttery sauces. John Dory excels in pan-searing and grilling methods.