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Herbed Cream Dory With Lemon Butter Sauce

23 Oct

My own creation

Sundays were always my days to destress and one of my favorite hobbies is Cooking. Yes, I don’t just eat; I cook too. And I love to experiment. So, I found myself in Metro Ayala’s supermarket and I was looking at the freezer where the Cream Dory was displayed.

Fried Herbed Cream Dory

Who wouldn’t love its soft meat? But just when you think that this fish is so expensive, think again! I bought mine less than a kilo at PhP 120. That’s not bad considering I don’t have to clean it; it’s pre-packaged and filleted ready for cooking.

I was too excited for Sunday lunch that Saturday night I kept pacing back and forth. Now, if you knew me that well (my sister can attest to this) I’m very OC when it comes to cooking and I want to cook at that exact moment. I wouldn’t even care if it’s 12MN if I am in the mood. But still I tried my hardest to wait for Sunday lunch for me and my mom (showed off the fish to my Sister and dad on skype LOL).

There was this recipe on the internet I was eyeing on so I copied some of it and experimented on it. This recipe serves four 🙂


  • 2 pcs Cream dory fillet
  • oil (deep fry)
  • bread crumbs – use the Japanese kind
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • basil leaves – i used the store bought dried leaves because it gave a lot of flavor and aroma. i infused some of my own fresh leaves of thai basil from the yard too!
  • salt (optional)

    Sauce - this one was actually a fail 🙂 too much lemon juice


  • 1 half lemon
  • mayonnaise
  • butter
  • evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper


  • Rub the dory with basil leaves. If you want to add more flavor, rub salt as well. Let it sit for about five to ten minutes. You can also marinate the fish with some soy sauce and some calamansi or half of the lemon.
  • Dip them in the eggs and bread them with your crumbs. If the basil leaves come off, add some as you bread them.
  • Pour oil on a NONSTICK pan, enough to deep fry the fish. (Mom’s tip: to give it a crunch, indulge yourself with more oil – DEEP FRY).
  • Fry the fish til golden brown. Set aside.
  • On a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, butter and evaporated milk.  Then add the lemon juice in slowly. Control the sourness of the sauce by adding in the juice little by little.
  • Pour into a pan on low heat and stir for a few mins. Don’t worry if the consistency is quite runny. Add salt and pepper to taste If you like it to be a little bit sweet, add sugar.
  • Cut into pieces. Serve