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 puréed tomatoes (or passata)
- 4 tablespoons red wine
- 2-3 bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon bark
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.