Definition of escabeche in English:

escabeche

noun

  • A dish of fish that is fried then marinated in vinegar and spices.

    • ‘Our gardener friend had the escabeche of mackerel, tomato consommé and seaweed sorbet.’
    • ‘I started with red mullet escabeche, which was a little dry but otherwise interesting and well presented.’
    • ‘There were lush slabs of slow-roasted pork belly and meltingly tender duck legs, a piquant escabeche of red mullet and a truly remarkable lemon tart to finish.’

Origin

Spanish, ultimately from Arabic sikbāj ‘marinated dish’, perhaps via Catalan.

Pronunciation

escabeche

/ˌeskəˈbeCHā/