Poached fish

    Poaching fish is arguably the healthiest method of cooking, and when you poach fish is a flavourful liquid - like tomato based stock or white wine - it results in a fabulously tasty meal in minutes.

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    2 reviews

    This fresh salmon pâté is simple and quick to make. Served with a refreshing watercress salad and crisp Melba toasts or thinly sliced rye bread, it is an excellent starter before a vegetable or grain-based dish.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    3 reviews

    Poaching skate in the oven with fresh fish stock couldn't be simpler, and accompanied by a simple orange and lemon sauce, it makes a no-hassle dinner. Serve with roasted potato slices and courgettes or beans.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    2 reviews

    Salmon fillets are poached in cocnut milk flavoured with thai chilli sauce and fresh herbs for a really simple but flavoursome meal for two. Ideal for a special occasion or as a midweek treat.

    Recipe by: gingerbiscuit

    1 review

    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.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    1 review

    Salmon is an excellent source of protein and by poaching, it is also low in fat.

    Recipe by: Rachel Warren Chadd

    1 review

    Traditional Craster kippers have firmer flesh and a far better flavour than pre-packed kipper fillets, and are worth finding for this high-protein breakfast.

    Recipe by: Chrissie Lloyd

    No reviews

    For an even healthier version of these fresh salmon fishcakes, coat them in oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs.

    Recipe by: Chrissie Lloyd

    28 reviews

    Salmon fillets are poached with a splash of lemon juice and olive oil. Delicious with this light hollandaise sauce.

    Recipe by: luna

    33 reviews

    This is a light, delicate dish with subtle lemon and citrus flavours. Nice for a dinner party!

    Recipe by: Chef Dave

    No reviews

    Fresh young vegetables and succulent salmon make this an excellent speedy dish to prepare for special occasions, especially when home-grown asparagus is in season. Tiny leeks, tender asparagus and sugarsnap peas all cook quickly and look superb. Serve with boiled new potatoes for a memorable meal.

    Recipe by: Azmina Govindji

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