I love to cook and my Instagram account is littered with photos of food I made. I usually get asked for recipes and was planning to compile everything in a digital booklet of sorts. Since I’m blogging again, I decided to collate the recipes I learned or created here in my blog. I will call the series as Behind The Kitchen Curtain.
Escabeche according to Wikipedia is the name for a number of dishes in Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines which can refer to a dish of either poached or fried fish (escabeche of chicken, rabbit or pork is common in Spain) marinated in an acidic mixture before serving, the marinade, or a marinated salad of various vegetables.
I remember having escabeche, growing up in the tropical islands of the Philippines and also a former Spanish colony. I usually watch my grandmother or the maids preparing this dish out of curiosity and being one of my favourite dishes down there. The spicy and tangy marinade just titillate my tastebuds!
Note: When it comes to cooking I mostly rely on intuition, olfaction and my tastebuds, rarely on measurements (unless if it’s baking). I suggest you do the same, because food is always about the taste and taste is subjective. Make this recipe as your own. You’re welcome!
4 salmon fillets or any type of fish will do
Apple cider vinegar or just plain vinegar
1 large piece of ginger julienned
2 large carrots julienned
4 cloves of garlic crushed
1 large red paprika julienned
1 red onion julienned
1 bundle of scallion chopped
1 cup of water
1 tbs. cornstarch
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper then drizzle it with olive oil before baking it in the oven for like 10 minutes. Make sure the fish is not overcooked. Set aside on a serving plate.
3. In a frying pan on relatively high heat, sauté garlic, onion, ginger, carrots and paprika with the olive oil.
4. Add water, vinegar and soy sauce followed with salt, pepper and brown sugar to taste. Just control the amount according to your taste. Bring it to boil.
5. Dissolve the cornstarch in a half-cup of cold water and add it in the pan. The cornstarch thickens the sauce or the marinade. Lower the heat and let it simmer for like 5 minutes.
6. Pour the marinade over the fish and serve!
I hope you guys like this recipe. That’s all!