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receipe for escovitch fish

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receipe for escovitch fish

i am looking for the receipe for escovitch fish and what kind of fish to use.

tips and tricks?

i tried one receipe i got from the internet but it wasn't anything like it...

(the best i have tasted so far is coming from the bar next to house erabo, runaway bay)

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1. Re: receipe for escovitch fish

I have to admit I usually "cheat" and use the Walkerswood bottled escoveitch sauce.

But sometimes I make it from scratch.

Choose a white fish - around here snapper is really $$$ so I use Tilapia.

Coat the filets in a little flour with salt and pepper and fry them in a bit of oil and/or butter until they are brown on both sides. Then add a SMALL amount of the bottled sauce, like a couple of tablespoons. Let thicken a bit and serve. Sometimes I add julienned carrots and onions.

Homemade - vinegar, scotchbonnet pepper (aka habanero), onions, carrots, allspice, garlic, salt and pepper.

I have used and like this recipe: eatjamaican.com/recipes/escoveitchedfish-rec…

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2. Re: receipe for escovitch fish

Hi wingsLE,

Here's a thread with recipes and there are more but you'd have to do a search on the forums:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147311-i93-k14376…

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3. Re: receipe for escovitch fish

Tilapia is a good fish for escovetch...but it's farmed in China so I no longer use it.

Any firm white fleshed fish works well - I use snapper.

I collected a bunch of recipes that I mostly learned on-island from Jamaican cooks...the Escovetch Fish recipe is among them:

http://nikkikamens.squarespace.com/recipes/

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4. Re: receipe for escovitch fish

Finally a post I can answer with ease....

I usually use whhole snapper or jack, sometimes parrotfish.

I coat the fish with "fish seasoning" & black pepper...Don't know if you can get the fish seasoning in US, so maybe just a seasoned salt, or just salt...rub it into the fish. Make sure to season the fish cavity, not just the outside.

Meanwhile, slice one whole med. onion, several cloves of garlic, julienne 1/4 green pepper & 1/2 carrot, finely slice one scotch bonnet pepper or habenero (no seeds)& a few whole pimentos(whole allspice)and set aside.

Add enough oil (I use coconut or vegetable) to your fry pan so the fish can "move" in the pan....let the oil get quite hot before you put in the fish. Fry till brown on both sides.

Take out the fish & pour off most of the oil, just leaving enough to saute all the veggies you've set aside.....when they are just starting to get tender, pour in some white vinegar to cover bottom of pan...stir to pick up all pan drippings just for a minute or two.

Pour that sauce over the fish you've put on the plate. There you have it!!! Done, in true Jamaican style!

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5. Re: receipe for escovitch fish

True the cheaper tilapia is Chinese but it is farmed in the US and other countries as well. We get US tilapia for about $4 a pound vs Chinese for $2.

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