One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Spanish, ultimately from Arabic sikbāj ‘marinated dish’, perhaps via Catalan.
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