Ginger Beer Escovitch

Escovitch is a traditional Jamaican dish that is enjoyed throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is one of my personal favorites. The dish is a marrying of Mediterranean, Latin American and Caribbean cultures. You can use any fish of your choice, I chose whole Bronzino for the recipe. Rather than pickling the veggies in vinegar, I used Reeds Strongest Ginger Beer as the base of the marinade.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Premium Vodka
  • 2 Bronzino whole and cleaned
  • 2 scallions
  • 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 fresh limes
  • For the Sauce
  • 1 cup of Reed’s Zero Sugar Ginger Beer
  • 1 clove of garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 large Vidalia onions thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot cut into matchsticks
  • ½ red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ orange bell pepper thinly sliced
  • ½ green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Prepare the fish by rinsing them in cold water. Gently pat them dry. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime all over one fish and repeat for the second fish. Fill the cavity of each fish with 3 sprigs of fresh thyme. Place fish into a large cast iron pan and broil for 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile in a large sauce pan add the ginger beer, garlic, onions, carrots and peppers. Cook uncovered for 7-10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Cover each fish with a generous helping of the Reeds Zero Sugar Ginger Beer vegetables and serve while warm.
  5. This recipe is a good source of fiber coming from the vegetables and a good source of heart healthy fats and protein coming from the fish.

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