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- n. escabeche
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But the seafood dishes I tried were terrific: a grouper escoveitch piled with julienned vegetables was biting and fruity, jerk catfish had the smokiness and spice the chicken lacked, and a murky fish soup with pumpkin, cho cho (chayote), and house-made dumplings had a powerful kick.
One of the more impressive entrées is the fish of the day prepared escoveitch-style, a Caribbean preparation in which the fish is marinated in a vinegary sauce, then poached or fried and served for breakfast.
There are all the Jamaican standards here-brown stew chicken, curry goat, oxtail, cow foot, and red snapper, served en escoveitch or steamed-and I just might hike up again to try the fish-tea or cow-skin soup ( "very chewy," said the counterman).
The menu has all the other Caribbean bases covered, from conch fritters to coconut shrimp, fish escoveitch, and festival, plus Jamaican beverages like sorrel, ginger, and fresh limeade.