Escabeche de Pescado(Marinaded Fish or Pickled Fish)

Pescado marinado

Escabeche de Pescado o Pescado Marinado is a typical dish from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. It is fish that is first marinaded in a vinegar and vegetable mixture for 24 hours in the refrigerator and served cold.

A dish like this one is perfect for spring and summer. It is easy to make and full of flavor. For this dish I used sword fish, but in Colombia it is usually made with ” Pez Sierra” or “Saw Fish”.

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

    For the fish

  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 pounds sword fish, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • Marinade

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of capers
  • 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 11/2 cups white vinegar

Directions

  1. Place the fish in a plastic bowl and add the lime juice, salt and pepper. Place in the refrigerator for one hour.
  2. Dry the fish using paper towels and cover with all purpose flour. In a medium pan heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the fish and fry for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden.
  3. To make the marinade: Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well until combined.
  4. Take the fish from the oil and place in a glass dish. Cover the fish with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
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Comments

  1. says

    This reminds me of one of the posts I did. I think escabeche de pescado is the perfect dish for a hot, steamy day. Very nice Erica…

  2. says

    This sounds excellent. I’ve had a Brazilian version of Escabeche with sardines instead of swordfish. I think that you’re only partially right about when to eat this as I’d enjoy it throughout the year ;)

  3. Pinga Tiesa says

    Escabeche de Pescado o Pescado Marinado is a typical dish from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. PARTLY RIGHT
    Escabeche de Pescado o Pescado Marinado is a typical dish from MANY OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN AND SOUTH AMERICA.

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