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 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 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 Related Tips Gumbo A hearty, stew-like soup usually served with rice that starts with a dark roux of flour and oil… Stir To blend a combination of ingredients by hand using a spoon in a circular motion. Capon A castrated male chicken between 4 and 8 months old that weighs 4 to 7 pounds.