Pan-Seared John Dory & Sesame Greens
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Pan-Seared John Dory & Sesame Greens

Pan-Seared John Dory & Sesame Greens

with Coconut Lemongrass Sauce & Garlic Rice

How do you make fish fragrant and mouth-watering? There’s no need to deep dive into this because we have the answer prepared in a creamy coconut sauce. The secret is the ginger and lemongrass to add a hint of freshness and flavour.

Over 30g protein

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Total Time30 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

2 clove


1 packet

basmati rice

1 bag

baby broccoli



1 sachet

mixed sesame seeds

(Contains Sesame; )

1 packet

Ginger & Lemongrass Paste

(May be present Egg, Milk, Gluten, Soy, Fish, Sesame, Almond, Cashew, Brazil Nut, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pistachio, Walnut, Pine Nut. )

1 packet

light coconut milk

1 packet

soy sauce mix

(Contains Gluten, Soy; May be present Egg, Fish, Milk, Sesame, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pistachio, Walnut, Pine Nut. )

1 pinch

chilli flakes

1 packet

Crushed Roasted Cashews

(Contains cashews; )

1 bunch


1 packet

John Dory Fillets

(Contains fish; )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g


(Contains Milk; )

1.5 cup


1 tsp

sesame oil

(Contains Sesame; )

½ tbs

brown sugar


Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3299 kJ
Fat39.4 g
of which saturates22.5 g
Carbohydrate82.4 g
of which sugars12.7 g
Protein48.1 g
Sodium1301 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan



• Finely chop garlic. • In a medium saucepan, heat the butter with a dash of olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. • Add the water and a generous pinch of salt to the pan, then bring to the boil. • Add basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from heat and keep covered until rice is tender and water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


• Meanwhile, halve any thick baby broccoli lengthways. Trim the asparagus. Cut lemon into wedges.


• In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook baby broccoli and asparagus until tender, 4-5 minutes. • Add mixed sesame seeds and cook, tossing, until golden, 2-3 minutes. • Add the sesame oil and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Season to taste, transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.


• Discard any liquid from John dory fillet packaging. Slice fish in half crossways to get 1 piece per person. • Wipe out the frying pan, then return to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper. • When oil is hot, cook fish in batches until just cooked through, 5-6 minutes each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

TIP: White fish is cooked through when the centre turns from translucent to white. TIP: Add extra oil between batches if needed so the fish doesn't stick to the pan.


• Return the frying pan to medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook ginger & lemongrass paste until fragrant, 1 minute. • Add light coconut milk, soy sauce mix, the brown sugar and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using). Cook until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. • Return the fish to the pan and gently turn to coat. Season to taste.

TIP: Cover the pan with a lid if the paste starts to spatter!


• Divide garlic rice between plates. Top with sesame greens and pan-seared John dory. • Spoon over coconut and lemongrass sauce. • Garnish with crushed roasted cashews and serve with any remaining lemon wedges. Enjoy!