How to Cook Tilapia Escabeche: A Spanish-Inspired Dish

Updated on September 11, 2019
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Learn how to prepare tilapia escabeche
Learn how to prepare tilapia escabeche | Source

Escabeche is a traditional Spanish dish that consists of fried fish with vegetables cooked in a sweet and tangy sauce. I first encountered this dish in the Philippines, which was once a colony of Spain. This dish was one of many Spanish recipes that were absorbed into the Filipino cuisine.

Chinese cuisine has its own version of escabeche, as well, which is known as sweet and sour.

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Ingredients

  • 3 tilapia
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 small onion, julienned
  • 1/2 inch ginger, julienned
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small plate
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • tongs
  • spatula
  • sauteing pan

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2 servings

Instructions

  1. Wash and clean the fish. Drain water.
  2. Rub salt on the surface of each fish. Set aside.
  3. Heat up frying pan. Add enough oil for frying.
  4. Fry each fish until it turns golden brown. Set aside.
  5. Mix water and cornstarch. Set aside.
  6. In a sauteing pan, ginger, onion, and garlic.
  7. Add the vinegar, ketchup, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  8. Pour the cornstarch mixture or slurry. Let it simmer.
  9. Add bell pepper and carrots. Cook the vegetables until tender.
  10. Add cooked fish into the sauce. Allow it to simmer until sauce thickens.
  11. Serve while still hot.

Step-by-Step Procedure: Tilapia Escabeche

Tips and Techniques

  1. Replace tilapia with any kind of fish.
  2. Adjust sugar or vinegar as preferred.
  3. Use other thickening agents, such as all-purpose flour, potato starch, rice flour, etc.

Sweet and sour fish recipe
Sweet and sour fish recipe | Source

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Dred Cuan 

        3 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        Yes, you can use any kind of fish available in UK. I hope you could try this recipe and let me know how the result.

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        Liz Westwood 

        3 months ago from UK

        Tbis is a very tasty recipe. I appreciate its adaptability so that any fish can be used.

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