Escabecheng Isda Recipe – Easy Fish Escabeche

Fish Escabeche Sweet and Sour Filipino Style Recipe - Lutong Bahay
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Yummy Escabecheng Isda Recipe

Fish Escabeche (also known as Escabecheng Isda recipe) is a sweet and sour recipe popular in the Philippines. Escabeche is a delicious dish and an easy-to-make recipe. A fish escabeche is commonly served on special occasions. It’s a favorite dish because the sweet and sour flavors are perfectly balanced with the partner of warm rice to eat. Enjoy.

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Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 4 Calories: 798
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Escabeche is a meal made with fish or meat that has been marinated and/or cooked with vinegar and spices. It is common to use tilapia for Escabeche, but you can actually use any fish you have on hand. Escabeche is a delicious dish that will please everyone. It will surely be a family's favorite meal for lunch or dinner.



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  1. Clean the fish, remove the fins, scales, and internal organs. Slice to have slits on both sides of the fish.

  2. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

  3. Fry the fish on low-medium heat, then set it aside.

  4. In another pot, pre-heat 2 tbsp. cooking oil. Sauté sliced onion and minced garlic.

  5. Add sliced ginger and sliced carrot, sauté for a few seconds, then add soy sauce. Mix well.

  6. Add white vinegar, water and sugar, then mix well. Cook for a few minutes.

  7. Add sliced red and green bell peppers, a pinch of ground black pepper, and salt. Adjust the taste according to your desired result.

  8. Add the cornstarch mixture, a combination of 1 tbsp. cornstarch and 2 tbsp. water. Stir and simmer for a few minutes until it becomes a medium thick gravy.

  9. Add the fried fish, continue cooking for a while. Fish Escabeche is ready to served.

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 798kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 69.2g107%
Saturated Fat 6.1g31%
Cholesterol 55mg19%
Sodium 1331mg56%
Potassium 693mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugars 12.9g
Protein 26g52%

Calcium 5 mg
Iron 8 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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