In this episode Recipes Poached Salmon with Herb and Caper Vinaigrette Poaching rarely lives up to its promise to produce silken, delicately flavored fish. We set out to eliminate chalky, tasteless poached salmon for good. Equipment Reviews Mandolines Long the domain of chefs churning out precision-cut produce, mandolines are increasingly targeted toward the home cook. But does this specialty slicer really give you an edge? Recipes Crunchy Oven-Fried Fish Oven-fried fish is typically fraught with soggy coatings and dry, overcooked flesh. We set out to bake flaky fillets in an ultracrisp crust.