Mom would always freak out every time she sees frozen cream dory in the freezer for months. You see, every time I do the groceries, I would always go to the fish section to buy my stock of Cream Dory without any recipe in mind at all. It would always end up sitting in the freezer the whole time until the next time I go to the supermarket where I tend to pick up another pack. So apparently, I’ve been thinking of an easy way to cook the fish (at first, to dispose my stocks and replace them with something else). I’ve tried cooking Cream Dory in several ways, Sweet & Sour, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Asian Stir-Fried Fish with Mushrooms, and the list goes on and on, but this one’s probably the easiest to whip up. I first experimented on this recipe during my hub’s birthday and I’ve been doing it for lunch or dinner since then. The fambam liked it a lot, so it goes to my list of recipes now. Hahaha. I must admit, I didn’t know what to call it at first, just like my previous recipes. They don’t really have names of their own, but since we’ve cooked this recipe for tonight (the entire house smelled so amazing by the way that it made my mouth water the moment the grill was on), the family and I finally decided on what to call it over dinner. Since I sort of “invented” the recipe, Mom was glad that there were no more cream dories sitting in the freezer for months! Haha. The good news is, we actually bought a fresh pack of dories tonight, since we didn’t have any stock left. Hurrah! All you need is to get a few ingredients in your cupboard and voila!
Sesame Grilled Dory with Salted Eggs
- 2 pcs. Cream Dory fillets
- 2 pcs. tomatoes (sliced)
- 1 pc. white onion (chopped in strips)
- 1 pc. whole salted egg (sliced)
- a bunch of spring onions
- salt and pepper to taste
- a tsp. of soy sauce for aroma
- a drizzle of sesame oil
You will also need:
- aluminum foil (shiny side goes direct to food)
- grill (in the absence of an actual charcoal grill, you may use your stove top and place a wire rack, or a grill pan for induction stoves)
- Prepare your tomatoes, onions, salted egg, and spring onions and place them on a separate plate.
- Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper.
- Place the fish fillets in an aluminum foil and top with tomatoes, onions, salted egg, and spring onions.
- Drizzle with a little soy sauce for aroma and color and sesame oil for flavor.
- Seal your foiled fish and place the foil pockets on top of a well-heated grill.
- Grill for at least 8 minutes for each side (time of grilling will depend on how hot your grill is).
- To serve, open foil pockets and let steam come out.
- Take a spoon full while it’s hot!