Dusky Grouper Fish Stew

Dusky grouper fish stew is one of the most precious Skopelos traditional recipes.

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Dusky grouper stew is among the classic Skopelos traditional recipes. Therefore it is a wise idea to taste it while spending your holidays on Skopelos Island. Keep in mind that you may not find this tasteful recipe anywhere else in Greece! Dusky grouper fish –known as “Rofos” by the locals, is usually found in the Mediterranean sea and North Africa coast. The residents of Skopelos claim that “Rofos” is one of the most delicious fish of all Mediterranean! Most chefs prefer to fry or bake it. But when you see Dusky grouper fish stew, you really know you are about to experience an one-of-a-kind recipe.

The following dusky grouper fish stew recipe is from the restaurants of Adrina Hotels. Visit Adrina TavernaAdrina Lunch Restaurant and  Adrina Dinner Restaurant for a unique gastronomy experience.

Read here Adrina’s Dusky grouper fish stew recipe and enjoy one of the most precious Skopelos traditional recipes.


2 kgs fresh dusky grouper
8-10 sour plums
6-7 black plums
2 kg of stew onions
tomato paste or 1 fresh tomato
6 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic
salt, pepper, oregano
1 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • First we peel a couple of onions and add them to a casserole while seasoning with salt, pepper, oregano and some extra virgin olive oil.
  • Next, we add sour plums and a glass of water and bring it to boil (boiling should last for about 40 minutes).
  • When the mix is ready, we place a portion of it in a baking pan, add the Dusky grouper fish and top it with the rest of the mix.
  • We place the baking pan in the oven at 200C for about an hour.
  • When the fish is cooked, we place it on a plate and serve it hot.

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