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 juices have mostly evaporated. Remove the cinnamon stick, cloves, and bay leaves.
Stir in the wine, olive oil, 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.
Although i found the cooking time needed to reduce the sauce was longer than stated, it was WELL WORTH the time it took. It turned out absolutely sublime, the sauce was very piquant and flavourful. I threw some chopped coriander on the top to serve, and some creamy mashed potato on the side and it was awesome, my husband, who is a big seafood lover, was very impressed. This one is a keeper, I will definately be making it again. Thank you Maria, for a truly awesome recipe!! - 29 Sep 2008
Well I haven't tried this yet but it sounds yummylicious! We'll see, - 29 Sep 2008