Escabecheng Tilapia

So yummy sweet and sour fish escabeche!
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A great delicious dish for everyone; Escabecheng Tilapia

Escabecheng Tilapia is a wonderful dish and easy to prepare too. Tilapia fish is quite popular due to its unique and delicious taste. It’s great to make as an escabeche recipe or escabeche fish, also known as Escabecheng Isda. This sweet and sour fish dish is quite popular in the Philippines. Having an escabecheng tilapia is great to serve at large parties and to families dining together because it has the right balance of sweet and sour flavors. You’re going to love eating this dish with a lot of rice.

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Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 275
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Escabecheng Tilapia is a dish that is great to eat with warm rice. Preparation for this dish is very easy. The tilapia fish 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 surely please everyone.



  1. Clean the fish, remove the fins, scales, and internal organs. Slice on both sides of the fish. Season it with salt and ground black pepper.

  2. Fry the fish in low-medium heat, then set it aside.

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

  4. Add sliced ginger and sliced carrots, sauté for a few seconds, then add soy sauce. Combine thoroughly.

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

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

  7. Add the cornstarch mixture. Stir and simmer for a few minutes until it becomes a medium-thick gravy.

  8. Add the fried fish, then serve. It is best to eat it with warm rice. Enjoy eating!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 275kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.9g17%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 1751mg73%
Potassium 508mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g4%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 31.2g63%

Calcium 3 mg
Iron 13 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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