Citrusy Fish Escabeche Recipe


Citrusy Fish Escabeche Recipe

Citrusy Fish Escabeche Recipe
Citrusy Fish Escabeche Recipe

"This delicious escabeche recipe is a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. This extraordinary fish recipe is an excellent light meal for dinner. Escabeche is a dish of Spanish origin in which seared meat or fish is marinated in an acidic marinade. Fish escabeche is similar to ceviche. However, the fish is partially cook. It works great in quick fish tacos. Just take a basic cheese taco and add a bit of the fish, peppers, and onions. Normally you wouldn’t use melted cheddar in a fish taco, but because the cheese cuts through the acidity, it works. "


Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time15 min


  • 3 cups olive oil
  • 1 ounce red bell pepper
  • 1 ounce green bell pepper
  • 1 ounce yellow bell pepper
  • 1 ounce onion
  • 2 ounces carrots
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 cups grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 12 ounces pacific black cod fillets
  • 1/2 cup flour for dredging
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pat dry the fish fillets dry with a paper towel.

  2. Sprinkle them on both sides with salt and pepper.

  3. Place flour on a plate and dredge the fillets in the flour on both sides.

  4. Heat 1/4 cup of oil a frying pan on high heat.

  5. Fry the fillets for 3 minutes on each side.

  6. Remove the fish from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.

  7. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium-high heat.

  8. Sauté the julienned bell peppers, chopped onions, chopped carrots, soy sauce, and until softened for 5 minutes.

  9. Stir in vinegar, grapefruit juice, bay leaf, remove from heat, and set aside.

  10. Pour and cover with vegetable-vinegar mixture.

  11. Serve on a small plate or a crostini for an appetizer.

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