Technique: Poaching

Welcome to our Technique Series on the Just Add Cooking blog! Our goal is to help you become a more confident and effective cook, and we use a variety of different cooking techniques in our recipes. This series will walk you through some of these techniques so you can use them not only in our recipes, but in your own!

Poaching is an under-appreciated and underutilized cooking technique. It’s a great alternative to broiling, baking or grilling and it’s particularly healthy because it requires no additional fat (oil or butter) in the cooking process. It keeps proteins moist and flavorful through a gentle cooking process and it cuts down on the active cooking time and mess that’s typically required with stovetop cooking. This week, it’s used in the Poached Salmon with Avocado Sauce recipe in your box!

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