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Stifado with shallots, chestnuts and prunes

  • Cooking time40 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image Stifado with shallots, chestnuts and prunes


  • 800 g shallots, peeled
  • 250 g chestnuts
  • 10 prunes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 400 g can tomatoes
  • 20 ml cider vinegar
  • 50 ml Altis Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 4 allspice berries
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt


      1. In a saucepan, sauté the shallots until lightly coloured, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes, then add the chestnuts.
      2. Add the vinegar, sugar, thyme, bay leaf, spices, tomatoes and 250 ml water. Season with salt and pepper.
      3. When about a quarter of the liquid is left, add the prunes. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, and serve.
      You can also add 2-3 cloves