A really delicious and authentic stew of squid in a red wine sauce. This is great served with boiled long-grain rice or french fries. Good for a special occasion.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 pounds squid - tentacles and tubes, cleaned and cut into chunks
- 2 medium onions, finely chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 5 whole cloves
- 1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup malt vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place the squid and onions into a large saucepan with the cinnamon stick, cloves, and bay leaves. Cover, and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. During this time the squid will release its juices. Uncover the pan, and simmer until the juice has mostly evaporated. Remove the cinnamon stick, cloves, and bay leaves.
Stir in the wine, olive oil, malt vinegar and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If necessary, remove the lid shortly before the end of cooking to allow the sauce to thicken. Ladle into bowls to serve.