Wild Harbour White Fish

Fresh John Dory

Wild Harbour

Line-Caught Fresh John Dory From Cornwall Day Boats

Although it has an unusual appearance, John Dory is highly prized for its mild, somewhat sweet flavour, pearly-white meat, and firm, luscious texture. It’s a large-boned fish that’s a little more expensive due to its poor yield, but it’s worth every penny.

FLAVOUR: Medium | TEXTURE: Medium | IN SEASON: All Year


John Dory Information

Locally, John Dory are caught in day boat nets or as by catch from bass fishermen.

Catch Method
Line caught and nets. We have an excellent knowledge of what makes a good hand line fisherman, and many of our fisherman have been practising this method for over 30 years.

Seasonality: All Year 

Fish Seasonality Guide

Nutritional information per 100g:

KCAL: 75 kcal
PROTEIN: 17.5g
FAT: 0.6g
SALT: 0.09g

Rich in vitamin B12, vitamin B6, selenium and phosphorous

ALLERGENS: Contains fish

This adaptable fish can be pan-fried, roasted, poached, or steamed, as well as battered and deep-fried. Because the key to preparing cod is to avoid overcooking it, it is less well suited to grilling. John Dory is also delicious in stews, pies, and casseroles, and it holds up well to stronger flavours. It pairs very well with other seafood, such as clams, mussels, and prawns.

Fish loin is finest oven-roasted with a herb crust, while for wonderful, simple cod fillets, pan-fry in oil and butter before finishing in the oven on low heat.

Best eaten immediately.

Store in the fridge between 0ºC-5ºC, and eat within 2-3 days.

We’re pleased to work with many top chefs, restaurants and cafés, across the UK, who share our passion for the highest quality, sustainably caught Cornish seafood. Orders are taken and collected daily to bring the freshest produce from the boats to the kitchen, meaning not just more memorable meals for diners, but important investment in the Cornish fishing community.

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If you’d like to place an order, please contact our offices on 01736 448668 or email orders@wildharbour.co.uk

Wild, Fresh & Fair 

Cornwall’s leading sustainable fishery, headquartered in the beautiful Cornish fishing town of Hayle Cornwall, providing the freshest Cornish seafood and shellfish, landed daily in Cornwall’s local harbours.

We’re a local business with strong relationships to the local day boats, we’re proud of our produce and its provenance, and we’re always happy to answer your questions and offer helpful advice.

Today's Fresh Catch

It all begins at sea. Each morning, we receive fresh fish from our trusted community of in-shore day boats.

We Prep & Pack

Your seafood is expertly filleted & prepared to order and packaged within a temperature controlled eco-friendly box.

To Your Kitchen

Nationwide delivery direct to your kitchen within 24 hours of the day boat catch landing here in Cornwall.

from sea to kitchen

Wild harbour seafood

The clear waters of the Cornish coast are home to Britain’s finest seafood and shellfish. The daily catch from local day boats lands fresh Cornish crab and lobster, magnificent line-caught sea bass in season, mackerel, pollack, sole and place. Wonderful Cornish native oysters, mussels and hand dived king scallops. But with over 40 local species, from  Cornish Sole to Sardines, the truth is we never know what the tide will bring in.