Fish stifado

Fish stifado

Stifado is a Greek dish (a kind of stew) that involves a lot of onions. The usual stifado is prepared with beef or rabbit; here's a variant with fish. It's a pretty easy, straightforward recipe. Serves four.

  • 1kg sea bass slices or similar fish
  • 5 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup (125ml) good olive oil
  • 500g pur√©ed tomatoes (or passata)
  • 4 tablespoons red wine
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon bark
  • salt
  • pepper

Heat the oil to moderate temperature and brown the chopped onions and garlic. Add all the other ingredients except the fish plus 1 cups of water and let cook for 15 minutes. Then add the fish and let simmer for another 20 minutes.

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