8 Ways To Make Cream Dory Incredibly Delicious

Cream dory fillets are the best fish fillets! You can buy this fish filleted and cleaned without any bones or skin still attached. It comes fresh or frozen so whenever you need to cook, it's already available as you need. It's either straight into the freezer for storing for another time or ready to cook since it's been thawed already. 

The best characteristic of cream dory may be its versatility. It's a white-fleshed fish that takes absorbs and complements whatever flavor you want to add to it. That dish you wanted with some lemon, capers, and all-purpose cream? The cream dory will make it taste divine! Got a jar of salsa you need to finish off? Top a cream dory fillet with it and gently steam it until cooked through.

We can go on and on about the many ways on how to cook cream dory. However, while there are many recipes out there, there are some recipes that even we think are quite outstanding and delicious. 


Here are eight ways you can cook a cream dory fillet which we think you should try: 

1 Brush it with (coffee) butter. 

broiled cream dory fillets with coffee butter on a white plate flatlay
Photo by Jun Pinzon
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Butter and fish is a match made in heaven! The creamy butter is perfect as a sauce for fish and it's a common food pairing. However, the pairing can get boring so to boost your spirits when this similarly buttery cream dory fish is served, you'll not just taste the butter, you'll also be hit with the taste from the coffee that's added to the mix. The coffee butter is a unique combo that may be delicious to you, too. 



2 Stack flavors and textures.  

pan-fried cream dory stacked with pesto in between, topped with crispy potato sticks
Photo by At Maculangan

Don't be intimidated by the look of this seemingly fancy looking cream dory fish fillet recipe. All it is is a pan-fried cream dory fish fillet topped with pesto. Then it's just stacked and then topped with crispy potato sticks. It's a medley of flavors and textures! Is it still intimidating to make? It shouldn't be anymore! 


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3 Mix flavors. 

flatlay of crunchy battered cream dory fillets in sweet and sour sauce made from brown sugar and black vinegar
Photo by Majoy Siason

There are so many flavors that make fish delicious, and sweet and sour is a duo that is timeless for good reason. The sweetness is obviously from sugar but in this case, some brown sugar is used for the added flavor of molasses. The vinegar that makes up the sour component is black vinegar which you can find in the international section of your local supermarket or Chinese grocery. It makes a delicious difference in this sweet and sour cream dory fillet recipe, so you have to try it to experience the difference. 


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4 Add herbs, and top it with fruit. 

baked cream dory fillets topped with colorful mango, papaya, and pineapple salsa
Photo by Patrick Martires

Take advantage of the many different herbs and spices available at your local supermarket! Cream dory recipes like this cajun fish recipe will just taste better and the aromas will be amazing! Just to make this dish even more appetizing, pineapple salsa is served on top so every bite is a plethora of flavors.  


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5 Make it extremely crunchy.

side view of a sub sandwich filled with crunchy cornmeal fish, red cabbage and carrot slices
Photo by Dairy Darilag

How do you like your crunchy fish? This crunchy fish fillet recipe takes a cue from those from the United States south and uses cornmeal to add a delicious and tasty crunch to these coated cream dory fish fillets! To add even more crunch, the cornmeal is tossed with Japanese panko so each bite makes a resounding crunch.



6 Use fish instead of pork, chicken, or beef.

fish cooked bistek tagalog style, topped with caramelized onions and served with rice

Gotta love the ingenuity of a recipe that can be used with any protein! Fish is always available in our country and with cream dory being so versatile and available all year, this version of the beef steak or Bistek Tagalog is genius! That's because fish, especially white fish like creamy dory, will only become more flavorful, more appetizing, and even more irresistible when prepared as deliciously as this Fistek Tagalog recipe is. 


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7 Spice it up, and cook it differently.  

whole fillet cut of cream dory in an omelet, served on top of rice
Photo by Miguel Nacianceno

Go Asian with this steamed fish omelet that's cooked in a llanera! This flavorful cream dory fish recipe is basically an omelet that's been seasoned with a sambal sauce, a spicy chili-garlic sauce, and it's further flavored with coconut milk. This is all beaten into eggs and poured over the cream dory fish fillets and steamed until cooked through. This is one regional fish dish that's sure to make any meal a delicious one. 


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8 Coat it with something unique.  

freshly fried cornflake-encrusted cream dory fillets on a cooling rack with slices of lemon
Photo by Dairy Darilag

Breakfast cornflakes are made for more than just breakfast, and this cornflake-crusted fish recipe proves its versatility. For those days when you run out of breadcrumbs or just want another flavor to your crunchy fish fillets, grind up plain cornflakes and use that to make the crispy coating of these fillets. A squeeze of lemon and it's just a few chips away from being a delicious homemade version of your own fish and chips meal. 


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Fillets like the cream dory fillets make your kitchen life easier. Use this as your cue for making appetizing fish dishes that not only cook fast but also, these are easily made to be flavorful. You're really limited by the recipes we recommend so we say, try a few recipes and see how you can become creative with the flavors the next time you cook a cream dory recipe.

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