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Fish Escabeche Recipe

Escabeche is a Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, and Latin American dish that consists of marinated fish, meat, or vegetables cooked in an acidic sauce (typically with vinegar) and flavored with paprika, citrus, and other spices.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Filipino
Keyword: Fish Escabeche, Fish Recipe, Sweet and Sour
Servings: 3



  • 1 large fish 1 to 2 lbs, cleaned and salted
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced into strips
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 medium red onion sliced


  • In a frying pan, heat the cooking oil and fried the fish on both sides until crispy. Place aside.
  • Pour the vinegar into a clean pan and heat it up. Let boil.
  • Sugar, whole peppercorns, and garlic are added. 1 minute of cooking
  • Add the red bell pepper and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft.
  • Sprinkle salt and then stir
  • Put-in the fried fish. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn-off heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!