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Escabeche Recipe

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 06:50

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Filipino escabeche recipe, sweet and sour fish, is one of my favorites Filipino food recipe. The type of fish could be any fleshy fish like lapu-lapu, bangus, snapper or carp.


4 - 6

Cooking Ingredients

  • 1 red snapper, or 1 pound fish steaks, cleaned and scaled
  • 1/2 cup of flour mixed with 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • Few sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 small size carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

Cooking Instructions

  • Make 3 slits along each side of fish and dredge in flour.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and fry fish on both side until completely cooked
  • Remove from pan and drain on paper towels
  • To make the sauce, combine sugar, vinegar, water and tomato ketchup in a saucepan
  • Add carrots, cook for 5 minutes
  • Add bell peppers and cucumbers. Cook until vegetables are tender
  • Add cornstarch mixture and stir until sauce thickens. Remove from heat
  • Place the fish on a serving plate and pour the sauce over the fish
  • Garnish with cilantro

Filipino recipes with similar ingredients: sugar vinegar cilantro carrot bell pepper cucumber cornstarch salt

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