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How to Cook Poached Fish (Labahita or Sturgeon Fish)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo fish fillet any white flesh fish like labahita, sole, lapu-lapu
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or calamansi juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


    How to cook poached fish:

    • Combine first 5 ingredients in a wide, heavy frying pan, and bring to a low simmer.
    • Arrange fish fillets in a single layer in a pan. Cover pan.
    • Cook fish for 6 minutes, then with slotted spoon, transfer fish to serving dish.
    • Boil juices in pan until medium thick.
    • Pour over fish and serve or discard pan juices and serve fish with desired sauce or topping.