Definition of poach

bmo

Senior Member
Taiwan
Poach verb (COOK)

/pəʊtʃ/
/poʊtʃ/ v

[T] to cook something such as a fish, or an egg with its shell removed, by putting it in gently boiling water or other liquid.

We had poached eggs for breakfast.
Do you like pears poached in red wine?

I believe the wine is not boiling, right? That "gently boiling" does not modify other liquid. It just says the pears are in red wine, and were not boiled.




Thanks.

bmo
 
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