Sweet and Sour Fish (Escabeche)

Since hubby has been craving for my mom’s version of sweet and sour pork, I just prepared what I thought was the “next best thing ” since, as most of you probably know by now, anything “oink-ish” is taboo in this part of the world… 😉

Having four pieces of sherry fish (I don’t know if there’s another more familiar Western name for these but this is how these are  referred to here), I seasoned these with salt and pepper and proceeded to pan-fry them in very hot oil.  Once done, I set these aside and prepared the sauce (recipe below).

Here’s how the finished product came out…

Hmmm… not too bad for a first try! 😀  And happy to share that my “discriminating panel of judges” (aka hubby, the boys and diva-lette) all thankfully gave their “seal of approval” – hahaha! :mrgreen:

Here’s the sweet and sour sauce recipe.

YOU NEED: 1 tsp of minced ginger, 6 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 tomato (cubed), 1 onion (cubed), 1 green bell pepper (diced), 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp salt

HOW TO: Saute ginger, garlic, tomato, onion and green bell pepper in oil. Set aside. Let mixture of vinegar, water, soy sauce, brown sugar and salt boil.  Thicken sauce by gradually adding to boiling mixture about 2 tsps of corn starch diluted in approximately 1/2 cup of water.  Add sauteed vegetables.  Pour over fried fish.  Enjoy!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lori78 on 24 April 2009 at 4:54 am

    I love this dish pinks!

    Thanks! And so simple to make too 🙂


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    Will check it out. Thanks.


  3. Escabeche – Healthy na, yummy pa!

    Teka, lahat naman ng hinahain mo ay masarap na masustansiya ei! 😀

    Sarap nito especially because matagal-tagal na rin naming di siya natitikman… 🙂


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