Definition of poach

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bmo, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. bmo Senior Member

    Poach verb (COOK)

    /pəʊtʃ/[​IMG]/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.


  2. BlueMountainGirl Senior Member

    English - US
    To make poached pears, you do bring the wine to a boil. Not a rolling boil, but a simmer.--Yum!
  3. bmo Senior Member

    Got it, thanks.


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