Simple Poached Fish
Serves: 2
 
This is a template that you can adapt to your own tastes. Choose your favourite white fish, the poaching liquid and the vegetables you want to serve with it! A great meal for busy weeknights.
Ingredients
  • 500g cod or other white fish (haddock, halibut, etc)
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • About 2 cups of liquid, for poaching (milk, coconut milk, stock etc)
  • 1 ½ – 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh chives or parsley, chopped
  • Lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Place the filets in the pan. Add liquid almost to cover the filets, and then top them with tomato slices. (If you prefer, you can remove the skin and seeds but that's up to you).
  2. Bring the liquid to a low boil, cover, turn down the heat and simmer for 3-6 minutes (depending on the thickness of the filets) until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  3. While the fish is cooking, melt the butter in the saucepan or ramekin. Then add up to a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  4. When the fish is done, gently lift the filets out of the liquid with a spatula. Top with a bit of the butter and lemon juice mixture and the chopped parsley or chives.
  5. Serve with rice, potatoes or your favourite green vegetables.
Recipe by George Hughes Fishmongers at https://www.georgehughesfishmonger.com/3-ways-to-cook-white-fish/