A lost method of cooking in our house.
I personally don't like runny eggs, the Mr. BM doesn't like chicken without skin and crunchy bits on his meat and Little Ugh, well he thinks its "weird mom".
Lunar eclipses might happen more often than poaching in my house.
So what is it that I am talking about?
I can tell you that I am not referring to garbing up in camo fatigues, sitting in a tree in the off season to catch animals that are illegal.
Basically, poaching is a method by which you are cooking something in a simmering liquid. Generally fish, fruit and chicken because they can be delicate or dry out and this process is gentle and preserves flavors well.
It is also a healthy way to prepare certain foods.
Except in this post.
I poached pears. In sugar water. Not "quite" healthy.
But OH SO DELICIOUS!
Peel and core the pear - keeping the stem on
Add 3 cups of water along with about 3/4c - 1 c. sugar into a small saucepan on low/med heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Once the sugar has dissolved, add 1 vanilla bean, cut in half and split to expose the seeds along with the pear
The whole process should take about 10 minutes once you drop the pears in.
I like to eat mine cold, so I like to gently place them in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and toss in the fridge for at least an hour.
I'm Listening To: Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul and Mary (I'm being nostalgic)