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Escovitch (Escoveitch) Sauce

Escovitch sauce is a spicy and acidic dressing that is used to dress fish or meat. This style is traditionally used by Jamaican for dressing a pan-fried fish.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Fallon Brooks


  • Mason Jar


  • ½ medium carrot (julienne)
  • 1 cup bell peppers (julienne) different colors
  • 1 whole medium onion cut into circles
  • 1/2 handful pimento
  • 2-4 whole scotch bonnet/habanero
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water


  • In a pot add vinegar and water and bring to a boil. After the mixture starts to boil, turn the stove off and add all the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Take the pot off the stove and let the ingredients sit in the hot water with the lid on
  • After the escovitch sauce has cooled down. Transfer to a mason jar or a glass container with a lid.