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Escovitch fish

Escovitch fish

Jamaican Escovitch fish – a spicy variation of ceviche – the two are most often eaten together.

 Despite the exotic name and list of ingredients, Escovitch is straightforward dish and has a delightful unique taste because of the combination of spices and malt vinegar. Malt vinegar contains malted barley, which has a complex flavor and a sweeter taste.You may use any red wine or balsamic vinegar.

This dish is often made of a whole white fish, that  is fried and then drenched with escovitch sauce; made from vinegar, onions, bell pepper, carrots, and scotch bonnet pepper.

This dish is best prepared a day ahead; allow the fish to marinate in the fridge overnight after it’s topped with the pickled vegetables. The this  uses whole snapper, king fish fillets or even porgy.

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