John Dory fillets cooked in olive oil with celery, lemon and Grana Padano

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John Dory fillets cooked in olive oil with celery, lemon and Grana Padano

Details

. Difficulty: Medium . Serves: 4 people . Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

500 g John Dory 
300 g olive oil 
Pepper grains 
1 lemon zest 
1 orange zest 
5 mint leaves
1 sprig of rosemary
3 bay leaves 
5/6 basil leaves
2 celery stalks 
200 g milk
200 g cream 
120 g Grana Padano aged for 9 to 16 months

Preparation

Clean the fish:
Cut the fish lengthwise and remove the internal organs from its belly with your hands. Cut just below the head and all along the spine to the tail, s so that the flesh lifts off the bones.

Prepare the fondue:
Bring the milk and cream to a boil, remove it from the heat and add the grated Grana Padano. Stir with a whisk until the Grana Padano has completely melted.
Cut the celery stalks into twelve sticks; meanwhile, combine the herbs, pepper grains, grated lemon and orange zest with the oil and heat to 60°C. Cook the John Dory fillets in the herb and zest oil for 4/5 minutes. Arrange the celery sticks on the plate, place the John Dory fillets on top, then pour the Grana Padano fondue.
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