This is a simple and easy way to cook any fish…poaching. The fish is moist, tender and very flavorful and super healthy. I served this poached salmon with wheatberry and green beans.

I first learned about poaching fish when reading Kitchen Riffs, Poached Salmon…the simple recipe of poaching salmon sure got me intrigued and I went on to try…and boy it is simple and so good…the fish comes out nice and moist.

I don’t know how come I have never thought in poaching fish before as many of Chinese dishes that my mom makes use poaching…well, now I sure use this technique quite often.

Since my husband does not like salmon and I do, when poaching fish, I place in the same pan one salmon and one white fish filet, so we all eat what we enjoy.

If you have never tried poaching fish I urge you to try…no fuss and no mess…

I paired the poached fish with wheat berry, which has a slightly chewy texture and is a good source of dietary fiber and the Green Onion and Ginger Sauce.


Poached Fish

  • Fish of your choice (skinless and boneless)
  • Slices of lemon
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Approximately 10 whole peppercorns
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Wheat Berry with Green Bean

  • 2/3 cup winter berry
  • 2 ½ to 3 cups water
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup cooked green bean
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Poached Fish

Place all the ingredients in a medium pan except the fish. Bring the water to boil and turn to simmer.

Gently add the fish filet and simmer for approximately 7 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn the heat off and leave the fish for another 1 or 2 minutes.

Remove the fish from the water and serve.

Wheatberry with Green Bean

Wash and soak the wheat berries overnight. Bring the water to boil in a medium pan and add a pinch of salt. Once the water starts to boils, add the wheat berries.

Bring to boil and reduce the heat to simmer, cover and let it cook for 30 minutes. Check for doneness, it should be chewy, not hardy…if not done, continue cooking until the desire texture, make sure that there is enough water in the pan.

Drain the wheat berries. In a medium pan add olive oil and the wheat berries, sauté in medium heat and add the green beans. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve warm.

If you enjoy this simple recipe of poaching fish, you might want to check Butter Lemon Swai recipe using sous vide method.

Did you know that wheatberries are unprocessed wheat kernels? They are very nutritious and rich in vitamins B1 and B3.

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