The gentle heat provided by poaching is one of the best ways to cook delicate proteins like fish and eggs. Use our poaching guides to become the best brunch cook around, and a shrimp cocktail expert.

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curry chicken salad
Curry Chicken Salad
A bowl of pesto chicken salad with crackers on the side
Pesto Chicken Salad With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Drunken Chicken Recipe
overhead view of bollito misto in Dutch oven
Bollito Misto (Italian Feast of Mixed Boiled Meats) Recipe
Juicy and Tender Poached Chicken With Watercress and Miso Dressing Recipe
poached chicken and asparagus with Green Goddess sauce
Poached Chicken and Asparagus With Green Goddess Sauce Recipe
The Canal House Perfect Bite: Poach Your Chicken and Asparagus for a Light, Easy Meal
Eggs Sardou (New Orleans-Style Poached Eggs With Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, and Hollandaise) Recipe
Perfectly poached egg resting on a toasted, buttered English muffin halve
Easy Poached Eggs Recipe
Close-up of yolk running out of poached egg in pool of red wine sauce with carrots, pearl onions, and bacon
Oeufs en Meurette (Poached Eggs in Red Wine Sauce) Recipe
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict With Dill Hollandaise Recipe
Stir-Fried Farro With Garlicky Kale and Poached Egg Recipe
spring salad with crispy egg
Spring Vegetable Salad With Poached Egg and Crispy Bread Crumbs Recipe
Crispy Potato Latkes and Pastrami Benedict
Pastrami Benedict from 'The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home'
Two foolproof Eggs Benedict on a ceramic plate. The yolk is broken on the left Benedict, showing that the eggs has been properly poached.
Foolproof Eggs Benedict Recipe
poached egg with asparagus
The Food Lab's Micro-Steamed Asparagus With Poached Egg and Walnut Vinaigrette Recipe
Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)
Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas With Poached Egg and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette Recipe
Michael Ruhlman's Warm Arugula Salad with Bacon and Poached Eggs Recipe
Crispy Poached Eggs Crown This Spring Vegetable Salad
How to Make Poached Eggs With Corn, Chorizo, Basil, and Brioche Croutons
Torn Pasta Sheets With Brown Butter, Herbs, and Poached Eggs Recipe
Spring Salad of Asparagus, Ramps, Snap Peas, and Peas
How To Put Spring On A Plate | The Food Lab Lite
Side view of two New England shrimp rolls
Shrimp Rolls (New England–Style Seafood Sandwiches) Recipe
Two lobster rolls overflowing with lobster
Connecticut-Style Warm Buttered Lobster Rolls
Thai-Style Cod à la Nage (Poached in Broth) With Coconut Milk, Lime, and Lemongrass Recipe
Halibut à la Nage (Poached in Broth) With Clams, Dill, and White Wine Recipe
Poached Salmon With Dill Horseradish Sauce Recipe
gently cooked salmon fillet on a bed of summer vegetables and broth
Salmon à la Nage (Poached in Broth) With Summer Vegetables Recipe
Walleye with white wine-shallot sauce
Michael Ruhlman's Shallow-Poached Walleye with White Wine-Shallot Sauce Recipe
Latin American Cuisine: How To Make Colombian Style Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail
Salmon Bean Salad Recipe
Sunday Supper: Low-Country Shrimp Boil with Spicy Remoulade
British Bites: Fish Pie
The Secret Ingredient (Anchovy): Halibut Poached in Olive Oil with Chunky Tapenade Recipe
My Thai: Spicy Shrimp and Green Apple Salad
My Thai: Pomelo and Shrimp Salad (Miang Som O)