I have been making this recipe for years for my friends and family. It is fast and easy to prepare and a delicious main dish served with a salad and fresh bread. Plaki is simply an onion-mixture with tomatoes cooked down with wine and cinnamon. I use any white fish, halibut, bass, or cod. The aroma of this dish takes me back to the seaports of Greece. This special dish was inspired by my walks along our coastal waters in California. For more detailed cooking instructions, I have a special section called Cooking Techniques for Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Onions.
- 2 pounds of fresh boneless cod, bass, halibut or whitefish
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 4 onions, thinly sliced
- 4 tomatoes,peeled and chopped or two cans (140zs.) of chopped tomatoes with juice
- ½ cup parsley,chopped
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- ½ cup red wine
- Rinse fish and place in an oiled baking pan.
- For the sauce: Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions and garlic on medium heat for 10 minutes or until soft.
- Stir in tomatoes, parsley, cinnamon, oregano, salt, pepper, and red wine.
- Cook for 10 minutes. Pour sauce over fish.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Spoon juice over fish.
- Serve warm.
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