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How to Cook Escabecheng Maya-Maya

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Fish Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Author: Manny


For the fish

  • 1 1/2 kilo. whole maya-maya
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking oil for frying

For the sweet sour sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pc onion chopped
  • 20 grams ginger sliced or julienne
  • 2 small red and green bell pepper julienne
  • 10 grams yellow ginger juiced
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup grated green papaya
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped scallion for garnishing optional


    How to cook Escabecheng Maya-Maya

    • Season fish with salt and pepper. Fry fish in oil and keep warm.
    • Saute garlic, onion and ginger. Stir for 2 minutes.
    • Add red and green bell pepper, yellow ginger juice, vinegar, sugar and grated green papaya.
    • Simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Arrange fish on an oval platter. Pour sauce over it. Garnish with scallion (optional). Serve hot.