Maltese Stuffed Artichokes | Qaqoċċ Mimli
Maltese typically pull the artichoke's leaves back and get the stuffing in every nook and cranny. Due to the fluffy nature of this stuffing, I had an easier time pulling the center wide open and putting it all there. The choice is yours!
Beef olives (bragioli)
The joy of this recipe is that you don’t need the best cuts of meat to make a delicious meal. Thin slices of tenderised beef are stuffed with minced veal, herbs and flavourings and gently cooked in a tomato-based sauce. This can also be served as two meals in the traditional Maltese way with the cooking sauce paired with pasta as a first course.
Rabbit stew (stuffat tal-fenek)
Stuffat tal-fenek is a marvellous slow-cooked dish that’s full of flavour, the meat so tender it falls off the bone. This recipe goes further than just one course - Maltese families love to use the rich tomato sauce with pasta as a first course and serve the rabbit with vegetables as a main.
Rissoles are a very popular dish in Malta and here Karmen Tedesco share her recipe using chicken. You could also use pork, beef or even turkey mince. They're just as delicious served cold as they are warm, so make great snacks the day after.
Widow's soup (soppa tal-armla)
A simple, delicious soup made from fresh vegetables including kohlrabi, peas and broad beans. It’s healthy and low fat. If you can find soft gbejniet cheese (available from selected delis and cheese makers), pop it into the hot soup for a few minutes before serving and you’ll enjoy the beautiful taste of molten cheese too.
Food Safari's timpana
Timpana is the ultimate pasta pie. Macaroni or penne is cooked and added to a rich Bolognese-style sauce, often enhanced by chicken livers. With the addition of cheese and eggs, the pasta and sauce is spooned into a pastry case and cooked until golden.
Grilled garfish with roasted potatoes (imsell mixwi)
This recipe comes from Malta, where fish-based dishes are often served to mark religious ceremonies. The robust Mediterranean flavours of oregano, garlic and lemon are perfect with grilled garfish and the crispy, roasted potatoes.