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Easy and Delicious Escovitch Recipe

Escovitch, a light meal to start the weekend. My pan fried version is made with fresh Red Snapper and fresh Cod (Scrod) fish and seared in butter with aromatic herbs and spices with a little touch of wonderful veggies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4
Calories 336 kcal


  • 2 medium white onions finely sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup baby carrots
  • 1 green pepper chopped 2.5cm (1" pieces)
  • 1 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 bouquet garni thyme, parsley, chives
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon whole peppercorn
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1.5 lb fish mixture of snapper, sea bass, cod or mullet - cleaned and cut into chunks
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper minced, hot pepper flakes or hot sauce - optional


  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, peppers, carrots and champagne vinegar. Let ingredients cook for about 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Add bouquet garni, peppercorn, salt, hot pepper if using, water and let cook for 15 minutes uncovered on low heat.
  • While veggies are cooling, add 1 tablespoon of butter in a non-stick pan, and pan fry fish until cooked but still firm. Do not overcrowd pan and turn fish to cook thoroughly. Remove and slice fish into smaller pieces or bite size if necessary, and set aside on a serving plate.
  • Once veggies are cooked but still crunchy, add remaining butter and let mixture cook until sauce thickens a little. Remove from heat, remove bouquet garni and pour over fish. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Use fresh fish for better results.


Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 36gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 3604mgPotassium: 785mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2787IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 5mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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