Bourdeto is the most famous fish dish of Corfu. It is made with different sorts of fish (scorpion fish is said to be the best) cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, with or without potatoes.

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5 scorpion fish, cleaned
4 medium onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp.  of tomato paste
2 tbsp.  of hot red pepper
150 ml olive oil
100 ml water 
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp of sea salt


Heat the olive oil in a pot and add onion, red pepper, and salt. Sauté until the onion starts to soften. Dissolve the tomato paste in a little water and add to the pot. Continue cooking until the onion becomes soft and translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Add the water and when it comes to a boil, add the whole fish, larger at the middle and the smaller at the sides. Cover the pot and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Add lemon juice, remove from the heat, and serve.