A saltwater favorite, the John Dory fish has a mild taste with a firm texture. This fish, with its minimally sweet flavor and flaky meat, is prepared in a variety of ways. However, for best results, skin is left intact.
Priced on the higher end in restaurants, John Dory also has the distinction of being utilized for a basic lower-end menu item -- fish and chips. Unique to look at, the John Dory has long spines and exhibits a single large dot on its side. In addition to a delectable flesh, its bones are used to create fish stock. Because it is a resident of the North Atlantic as well as the cooler regions of the South Pacific, the John Dory is popular in Australia and New Zealand.