How to Make Poached Fish with Tomato Basil Sauce

Poached Fish Recipe

Poaching is a healthy cooking method, which eliminates the use of fats such as oil, butter or ghee. Moreover, it adds a lot of flavour without being overpowering or making the fish dry. However, when it comes to simply poached fish, it can be bland and boring. To make it flavourful, delicious and healthy, we’ve got a perfect 30-minute recipe for you. Read on to know more.

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How to Make Poached Fish with Tomato Basil Sauce
Poached Fish
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Poached Fish
Instructions
  1. Wash and pat dry the fish fillets. Add half a teaspoon of salt and black pepper and season the fillets on both sides. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy pan, heat olive oil on medium flame and add onions. Sauté until soft and translucent for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, remaining salt and pepper, oregano and paprika. Boil the sauce once and then let it simmer on low flame for 10 minutes. Finally, add the olives and capers.
  4. Place the seasoned fish fillets in the sauce carefully without coating it with the sauce. Cover with a tight lid and cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.
  5. Serve as it is or along with quinoa salad, pasta, rice or mashed potatoes.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

Avoid overcooking or boiling the fish with the sauce. Once you add the fish to the sauce, switch the flame to low.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which fish is best for poaching?

Although almost all fish can be poached, cod, red snapper, salmon, mahi mahi or halibut are best for poaching.

How do I know if the fish is cooked well?

It takes about 8-10 minutes for the fish to cook through. You can check with a fork if the fillets flake easily, then the fish is done.

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