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With Father’s day round the corner I thought of proposing this straightforward fish recipe. The salt crust gives a sophisticated appearance to this dish however to prepare it is neither time consuming nor complicated. And don’t worry about the heavy amount of salt required this will not make the fish super salty! But don’t forget […]

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Stuffed squid with ricotta

Photo by David Caruana   Only your culinary creativity can limit your ideas on how to cook and serve squid or calamari. I feel that this mollusc can be combined with a variety of ingredients especially vegetables. Artichokes, courgettes, spinach and even broad beans marry well with squid. So have a look at your vegetable […]

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My mind immediately associates salt cod with Lent and with a poor man’s meal. Probably I got this impression because this dish was part of the diet of local rural families. My grandmother used to prepare bakkaljaw cooked in a tomato, caper, olive and mint sauce during the fasting period in Lent.  Yet, I have […]

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Sweet octopus stew

Yesterday I could not attend to my regular appointment of preparing Sunday lunch thus I left everything in the hands of my mother. No matter how adventurous I am in the kitchen, I always look forward to eat some traditional dish prepared from a knowledgeable cook! Mum was always a cooking enthusiast, she was our […]

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Mahi-Mahi

Here’s another recipe with Maltese ‘lampuki’ or mahi-mahi! The price of lampuki is at the moment quite cheap so why don’t you make the most of it and enjoy this fresh and healthy local ingredient! Lampuki fillets with fresh tomato and caper sauce Ingredients for 4 persons 2 large lampuki fish, cleaned & filetted 3 garlic […]

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Al sale!

The man in the house wanted some action and thus after preparing our lunch, namely the pesce al sale, he took the stand to break the salt crust. You can try this recipe with any type of fish you like, use fish with scales on or you can use fish which have a thicker layer […]

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The sauce makes it one of my favourites! Ingredients for 4 persons: 4 calamari cherry tomatoes half glass balsamic vinegar 1 tblsp honey extra virgin olive oil salt Clean the calamari and cut from one side forming rings without slicing all the way down so that the rings are still attached to the body of […]

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Legal tuna

If you are lucky enough to find fresh tuna available at your fishmonger then make the most of it since this species has become a very precious and expensive one! I tried the following recipe which turned out to be very delicate and tasty. Fresh tuna with crispy potatoes Ingredients for 4 persons: 4 fresh […]

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Pasta broccoli and anchovy

Cavatelli with broccoli and anchovies Ingredients for 4 persons: 400gr cavatelli pasta 1 broccoli 8 anchovy fillets in oil chili pepper garlic olive oil Very easy. Pour some olive oil in a saucepan, add the crushed garlic, chili pepper and the anchovy fillets. Stir until the anchovies dissolve. In the meantime, boil water for pasta […]

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Octopus salad

Cooking octopus during Lent is popular with us Maltese. This recipe is more adventurous than the usual octopus in garlic or octopus stew. Octopus with parsley pesto Serves 4 1.5kg octopus 1 whole garlic bulb rind of 1 lemon chili pepper 3 parsley stalks 4 tblsp olive oil 4 large potatoes for the parsley pesto […]

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