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nounmass nounWest Indian
A dish consisting of fish that is fried and then marinated in a sauce of vinegar, spices, onions, carrots, and peppers.as modifier ‘the menu featured oxtail stew, curried goat, escovitch fish, and jerk chicken’
- ‘An entire yellowtail snapper escovitch is a sight to behold - for those who don't mind staring their dinner in the eye.’
- ‘There are four items on the menu: ceviche, escovitch (a Jamaican whole fish in a tart, spicy sauce), bouillabaisse, and soup.’
Variant form of escabeche.
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