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  • Portion size 8 servings


  • 2 lbs tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetabIe oil
Pickling Liquid:
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper seeded
  • 1 chayote
  • 1 carrots
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 12 whole allspice
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • pinch salt


Pat fillets dry. In pie plate, whisk flour with salt and pepper; dredge fish in flour mixture to coat all over, shaking off excess. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet.

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat; brush generously with oil. Fry fish, in batches and adding more oil as necessary, until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towel-lined tray. Arrange in single layer in glass baking dish.

Pickling Liquid:
Slice pepper thinly. Cut chayote and carrot into 1/4-inch (5 mm) matchstick strips. Place in saucepan; stir in onion, vinegar, 1 cup (250 mL) water, allspice, peppercorns, sugar and salt. Bring to boil; pour over fish. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for up to 1 day. Serve cold.

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Escovitched Fish