Poached Whole Fish in Mushroom Stock

Looks like the fins are still on that one

Looks like the fins are still on that one

This is a great way to cook smaller whole fish like trout. Larger fillets can be substituted if desired. Either way serve with polenta in a bowl full of the broth.

Poached Whole Fish with Mushroom Broth

  • 2-3 lbs whole fish scaled, gills and fins removed
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dried oyster mushrooms
  • 2 dried chile de arbols
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 rib celery diced fine
  • 3 large green onions white and green parts diced fine and separated
  • 8-10 large sage leaves cut into very thin ribbons
  • Salt/pepper

Soak mushrooms and chiles in boiling water for 1 hour. Strain broth from solids and discard oyster mushrooms. Finely chop porcini mushrooms and chiles. Rinse fish well and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper. In a pan big enough to hold the fish in one layer heat 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Saute white part of onion until it begins to brown, then add chiles, reserved mushrooms and celery. Saute until everything begins to brown, then add wine and deglaze pan. Cook until wine reduces by half, then add strained mushroom broth, 3/4 of the sage and 3/4 of the green part of onion and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and add fish. Cover partially and cook for 6 minutes. Uncover pan and carefully flip fish over. Continue to poach until fish is done, about 5 minutes more. Remove fish and bring stock to a high boil. reduce by 1/3 then strain solids from broth. Serve fish with broth poured over it and topped with reserved green onion and sage ribbons.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Poached Whole Fish in Mushroom Stock

  1. The flavor has to be fantastic!

  2. Mr. Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  3. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♠ xoxo

  4. Eva Taylor says:

    What a lovely presentation. It looks absolutely delicious.

  5. Looks great and I love the idea of poaching a smalller fish. Very nice!

  6. snowfox66 says:

    Gotta try this! But first I have to find the ingredients. I see at least three we don’t have in our store. 😦

  7. will you come to my place and cook! LOL

  8. That sounds and looks very delicious. Yum!!

  9. Lily Lau says:

    I bet it tastes so good… 😀

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