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Finding Dory with Lime Spiced John Dory

The Movie : Finding Dory

This 2016 offering is a follow up to the hugely popular “Finding Nemo”. Disney and Pixar teamed up to release this family comedy and it is almost as much fun trying to work out which famous actors voice the characters. You will also find yourself rooting for Dory whilst searching for her parents. This movie grabs you by the heart strings and notably it was one of the biggest grossing animated films released by Pixar in both China and the US.

Dory (voiced again by the popular Ellen DeGeneres) can only remember that she comes from the Jewel of Morro Bay, meaning her quest to find her parents is difficult and she runs into all sorts of trouble and is finally captured. It is down to her loyal friends Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and Marlin, Nemo’s father (Albert Brooks) to rescue her.

Cut to mad chases and hair raising antics, which ultimately end in Dory being reunited with her friends and parents and freeing a multitude of fish from the “movie baddies”. The most perceptive among viewers will notice parts for Diane Keaton, Idris Elba and Eugene Levy. Have fun working out the owners of the other voices throughout the film!

The Menu : Orange and Lime Spiced John Dory

It seems a shame to eat ‘poor little Dory’ after he spends so long looking for his family! But after a few forkfuls of this delightful fish, your guilt will disappear!

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 x 6oz John Dory fillets (use sea bass if you cannot find John Dory)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • Juice and zest of 1 small orange
  • ¼tsp ground fennel seeds
  • Small handful fresh cilantro, leaves picked and chopped
  • Seasoning to taste
  • 1tbsp olive oil


Mix together the orange and lime zests and juice. Add the ground fennel seeds and seasoning. Put in half the cilantro and combine.

Place the fish fillets in a bowl and pour over the marinade. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Heat a dry skillet over a medium heat until hot (but not smoking) and spoon in the olive oil. Put the fillets into the skillet (flesh side down) and cook for 2 minutes. Flip over and pour over any marinade left in the bowl. Cook for a further 2 minutes until fish is cooked and glistening.

Remove from the pan and serve with a mixed salad with diced mango and sprinkle the fish with remaining cilantro leaves.

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