How to cook Lemongrass Fish Escabeche (Sweet and Sour Fish in Lemongrass)
Recipe type: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 whole lapu-lapu or maya-maya fish
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bottom and white part only, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. kinchay, chopped
  • ½ Tbsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • ½ Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 cup sweet chili sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
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How to cook Lemongrass Fish Escabeche:
  1. Clean and scale the fish and remove gills and innards. Rinse in running water then drain.
  2. Make 4 diagonal slits on the fish. Season with salt and pepper and set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. For the sweet and sour sauce, heat oil in pan and saute kinchay, red bell pepper, ginger, and lemongrass for a minute.
  4. Add sweet chili sauce and vinegar then season with salt and pepper. Simmer for a few minutes and set aside.
  5. Coat the fish with egg whites then coat with cornstarch. Deep fry until crispy.
  6. Heat the sauce again then immediately glaze with simmering sweet and sour sauce.
  7. Serve hot.
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at