Escabeche (Sweet and Sour Fish)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Filipino style escabeche. This is my old time favorite recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Clean the fish and slit it open. Let it stand for few minutes and drain well.
  2. Sprinkle fish with 1 tbsp salt.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat the oil and fry the fish until brown. Remove the fish from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, sauté the garlic until light brown, then sauté onion.
  5. Add salt and white pepper. Stir in ginger, scallions, carrot and red bell pepper.
  6. Add soy sauce, vinegar, water and sugar. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. When the mixture boils, add flour to thicken. Then, add the fish.
  8. Cover the skillet and simmer for 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

this is a classic filipino fish escabeche recipe..... easy and yummy!

sultan c. May 01, 2015

Delicious! Been looking for interesting new recipes and this one is perfect. My family enjoyed it as well!

amy_nicole May 27, 2013

Wow, this recipe is really good! I used tilapia fillets and covered them in cornstarch. I used Splenda instead of brown sugar. I did not have bell peppers. Even with these changes, the sauce was terrific. It was so good, I finished the fish and saved the sauce.

Thanks for posting the recipe and for those who rated it.

hungrytummy March 05, 2012