Here is a home-management tip for everyone. If your cable or Internet goes out, call and confirm it’s an outage. And then ask for a credit. They won’t offer you a credit, but if you ask, the cable company is legally required to give you one. And it might not seem like it’s worth it for a few dollars, but it’s happened twice to me this month, which means next month we’ll get 10 percent off our bill.
Anyway, fish can be a little troublesome to cook — it gets rubbery if it cooks too long — but it’s great for a weekday meal because it thaws and cooks very quickly.
Poaching is a cooking technique most often used with eggs. You create a little jacuzzi of liquid in a pot and let your eggs, or in this case, halibut. According to Wikipedia, poaching is used most often with delicate food or food that will easily dry out such as fish, poultry, eggs and fruit.
Poaching is a fail-safe way of perfectly cooked fish. Good ‘ole Martha!
I started by creating my jacuzzi of flavor. I used my vegetable peeler to peel strips of lemon zest away from the lemon, added some whole garlic cloves, whole peppercorns, fresh thyme, lemon juice and chicken broth. The chicken broth is in ice-cube form from when I made it from scratch and froze. [Read more...]