Three reasons why you should turn to this underused technique to poach fish: speed, ease, and success.
May 02, 2013
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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.
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Sauté aromatics, and add wine or stock for flavor-filled poaching liquid.
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Control the Temp
Heat liquid to 155°, add fish, and maintain temp at 150° to cook fish.
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It's simple and foolproof, provided you maintain a constant, moderate temperature as the fish cooks.