Poaching ham keeps it moist without adding any fat. Try serving with mashed potatoes and a selection of steamed vegetables.
A spicy mixture of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon livens up a gammon joint cooked in cider. Poached apples and pears and whole baby vegetables cooked in the same pot add texture and vital nutrition.
This is something I created while on holiday in Scotland, using locally caught salmon together with some rosé wine we were drinking on one of those rare summery British evenings.
A traditional fish dish from Russia, this is made with poached salmon, rice and mushrooms. The updated version here uses crisp filo rather than the usual puff pastry. As all the preparation can be done ahead of time, a koulibiac is an ideal dinner party dish. All it needs with it are some colourful steamed vegetables.