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How to Butter Poach

Butter poaching is a versatile technique that works really well for both vegetables and seafood.

Things to Know When Butter Poaching

  • Use good quality butter such as Finlandia Butter!
  • Poach the fish nice and slow. Keep the butter just below a simmer.
  • If you’re working with thicker pieces of fish, gently flip them over to cook through.

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Heat a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted.