Friday, March 23, 2012

Fish Escabeche Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 large fish such as lapu-lapu or tilapia
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 each of red and green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup grated unripe papaya
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, julienned
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon MSG or vetsin 
  • 1 cup cooking oil

Cooking Procedure :

1.  Clean the fish and rub with salt and vetsin.
2.  In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the fish until golden brown.
3.  Place the fish in a serving dish and set aside.
4.  Remove the used oil from the pan and put in about 1 tablespoon of fresh oil.
5.  Saute the garlic, ginger, and onion.
6.  Add the bell peppers and grated papaya and saute until half-cooked.
7.  Put this mixture on top of the fish in the serving dish.
8.  Return the pan to the heat and put the vinegar, salt and sugar.
9.  Bring to a boil and thicken with the dissolved cornstarch.
10. Pour this sauce over the fish and serve immediately.

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