Fennel, lemon, herbs, and white wine create a flavorful broth, often referred to as court-bouillon, for poaching halibut. To maintain a clear cooking liquid, the aromatics are bundled between a halved leek. A slotted spatula or two eases the transfer of the finished fillets to a plate. A spoon-ful of broth can double as a finishing sauce.
The flavors of the season make a refreshing splash in this festive, quick-to-mix sangria: It's infused with apples, pomegranates, and honey -- foods that happen to have special meaning for Rosh Hashanah, too.