Lapu-Lapu Escabeche Recipe

Lapu-Lapu Escabeche Recipe

Lapu-Lapu Escabeche Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 1 Kilo Lapu-lapu Fish
  • 1 1/2 cup Canola Oil (for deep frying)
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 table spoons tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 thumb-sized Ginger,sliced in strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium-sized onions, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 medium sized carrot, julienne
  • 1/2 cup red and green pepper, sliced in strips
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnishing
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in wedges
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, diluted with 2-3 tablespoons water


  1. Clean the Lapu-lapu fish and remove the internals, make a diagonal slice on each side of the fish
  2. Then rub salt on it and inside the fish cavity
  3. Deep Fry the Lapu-lapu fish in a deep frying pan.
  4. Once done, remove the fish from the pan and drain excess oil with paper towels.

How to prepare the sweet and sour sauce.

  1. Combine the vinegar, sugar, tomato ketchup, salt and ginger.
  2. Add the  cornstarch mixture then mix well.
  3. Now add tomatoes, onions, carrot, tomatoes, garlic, red pepper and the other ingredients.
  4. Boil once. Make sure the sauce is slightly thickened and not runny.
  5. Pour the sauce on fried Lapu-lapu and serve immediately.
  6. Garnish with green onions.
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