Fish Escabeche


1 large fish such as lapu-lapu or tilapia

1 large onion, sliced

1 each of red and green bell pepper, julienned

1 cup grated unripe papaya

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons ginger, julienned

1 cup vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

3 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon MSG or vetsin

1 cup cooking oil

Procedure :

1. Clean the fish and rub with salt and vetsin.

2. In a frying pan, heat the oil and fry the fish until golden brown.

3. Place the fish in a serving dish and set aside.

4. Remove the used oil from the pan and put in about 1 tablespoon of fresh oil.

5. Saute the garlic, ginger, and onion.

6. Add the bell peppers and grated papaya and saute until half-cooked.

7. Put this mixture on top of the fish in the serving dish.

8. Return the pan to the heat and put the vinegar, salt and sugar.

9. Bring to a boil and thicken with the dissolved cornstarch.

10. Pour this sauce over the fish and serve immediately.

Share it with family and friends!!!

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