Share: Poach To cook meat, fish, eggs or fruits in simmering liquid. The liquid can be flavored with salt, bay leaves, onion, celery and white wine if desired. Featured Recipes Halibut with Citrus-Olive Sauce This poached halibut is one of my favorite fish entrees. The lovely sweet-and-salty sauce has incredible flavor, texture and color. Spiced Figs Poached in Wine If you haven't had figs before, this is a delicious way to introduce yourself to them. The the flavors from spices and wine blend together to nicely complement the flavor of the figs.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen Poached Pears with Cheddar This elegant hors d'oeuvre combines fruit, cheese and bread. I make it often during the Christmas season. You can experiment with different types of cheese.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Related Tips Arborio Rice A medium grain rice used for making risottos. In risottos, this rice has a creamy texture with a… Ice To spread a thin frosting over cakes or cookies. St. Louis-Style Ribs Spareribs with the breastbone removed.