How to Poach Fish

Three reasons why you should turn to this underused technique to poach fish: speed, ease, and success.

Poached Fish Perfection

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Poached Fish Perfection

If cooking delicate fish fillets makes you anxious, poaching is your ticket to healthy perfection.

Our recipes take the method into weeknight territory by skipping the time-consuming steps of simmering, skimming, and straining the cooking liquid. Instead, the fish cooks in vibrant broths that go straight from pan to plate for an elegant, fast dinner.

View Recipe: Mediterranean Striped Bass

Build Flavor

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Build Flavor

Sauté aromatics, and add wine or stock for flavor-filled poaching liquid.

Control the Temp

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Control the Temp

Heat liquid to 155°, add fish, and maintain temp at 150° to cook fish.

Foolproof Method

Photo: John Autry

Foolproof Method

It's simple and foolproof, provided you maintain a constant, moderate temperature as the fish cooks.

View Recipe: Poached Cod with Shiitakes

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