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Dory fillet poached in white wine and chile sauce

John Dory poached in Tomato and Chili Broth

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 2-3 fillets 1x


Fillets of John Dory poached in a slightly spicy tomato, chili and white wine broth then topped with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of lemon. #fish #healthyrecipes #dinner 



23 John Dory fillets (boneless)

34 medium red chilies (whichever is available and is your favorite)

23 medium-sized tomatoes

6 garlic cloves

2 cups water (a little under 500 ml)

½ cup white wine (120 ml)

2 tbsp butter (melted)



fresh cilantro



  1. Roughly cut up the tomatoes, garlic cloves and red chilies (with the stems removed).
  2. Drizzle tomatoes, garlic and chilies with 2 tbsp melted butter and roast in the oven at 220C/450F for about 20 min.
  3. Once cooled, blend the roasted chilies, tomatoes and garlic together in a food processor or blender with 2 cups of water.
  4. Transfer to a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add 1/2 cup white wine.  Continue cooking until the alcohol has cooked off and mixture has reduced by half.
  6. Once reduced, season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste.
  7. Add dory fillets and spoon sauce over the fish until completely submerged.
  8. Poach on a medium simmer in the sauce for 8-10 minutes or until fish is firm and flaky.  Top with chopped cilantro and drizzle fresh lemon juice on top.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Roasting/Poaching
  • Cuisine: Western

Keywords: John Dory, fish, spicy, Mexican, chili. wine, tomatoes, tomato broth, tomato chili broth

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