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Category: Issue #16

Stuffed Potato

Stuffed Potatoes with Lamb and Orange-Blossom Water

Serves 4 to 6 Prep time 3-4 hours Ingredients Potatoes, 6 large Leeks, 2, thinly sliced Minced lamb, 800g Sun-dried tomato conserve, 60g Harissa paste, 2 tbsp. Turmeric, 1 tbsp + 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tbsp + 2 tsp Fennel seeds, 1 tbsp Ground ginger, 2 tbs Eggs, 2 Olive oil, 2 tbsp Plain flour, &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Yakof Debono

Confit fennel on a beet and yoghurt salad

Serves 2 Prep time 1 hours Ingredients Fennel bulb, large, halved Beetroot, 2 medium Ghee, 60g Coconut sugar, 30g Salt, 3tsp Water, 350 ml Saffron, 1 pinch Greek yoghurt, 1cup Tahini, 2 tbsp Oil, 2tbsp Lemon, half, juiced Harissa, 4 tbsp Radishes, 4, sliced Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Add the ghee, coconut sugar, &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Chicken with wild mushroom ketcup

Chicken croquettes with wild mushroom ketchup

Serves 4 to 6 Prep time 5 hours Ingredients Chicken legs, 2, large Lard, 500g Eggs, 2 Rosemary, 4 sprigs Salt, as needed Cracked black pepper, as needed Garlic, halved with skin intact, 1 head Flour, as needed Breadcrumbs, as needed Sunflower oil for deep frying Wild mushroom ketchup from Natural Preserves, 1 jar Method &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Keith Abela

Chicken Taco with fennel slaw and confit garlic mayo

Serves 2 Prep time 3 hours Ingredients for confit garlic Bresc Garlic, 3 teaspoons Sunflower oil, 500g Fresh thyme, 1 sprig Ingredients for the Aioli Room temperature milk, 100ml Bresc garlic cloves, 3 teaspoons Pre-prepared garlic oil, 200ml Salt, to taste White vinegar, to taste Ingredients For the yeasted flatbread White flour, 200g Warm water &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Sam Pizzuto

Fennel and apple tarte tatin with braised pork cheeks

Serves 2 to 3 Prep time 4 hours Ingredients Pork cheeks, 600g Green apples,2 Fennel hearts, 2 Puff pastry, store-bought, 1 roll Unsalted butter, 50g Red wine, 500ml Sugar, 40g + surplus Salt, as needed Carrots, 2 large Onions, 2 large Garlic, 1 head Bay leaf, 4 leaves Rosemary, 3 sprigs Method Season the pork &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Keith Abela

Fish - Sam Degaitano

Massaman Mussels with Monkfish Salsa

Serves 4 Prep time 1 hours Ingredients Massaman curry paste, 1 tbsp Onion, 1 Large, diced Mussels 1kg ,cleaned Dry white wine, 600ml Ghee, 50g Cumin seeds, ½ tsp Garlic cloves, 2 Fresh Orange juice, ½ an orange. Salt, as needed Pepper, as needed Method Start by making the salsa to allow time for it &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Wild Dining in the Blissful Swiss Alps

Kieran Creevy lures us out into the Alpine countryside with the smells of plums being roasted on the skillet and a light pork stew perfect for this Spring weather… The rain that’s been thundering through the night and early morning stops as though shut off by a tap. The silence is eerie after so many &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Fragrant lamb Manti with spiced tomato sauce and garlic yoghurt

Drizzle over the brown butter and garnish with a pinch sumac, chili, and torn mint for that perfect touch! Serves 4 Prep time 2 hours Ingredients for the dough ‘00’ flour, 400g Egg yolks, 5 Olive oil, 4 tbsps. Salt, 2 large pinches Water, as needed Ingredients for the filling Minced lamb, 400g Large white &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

Ricotta Strozzapreti with fresh mint and spring garlic sauce

Serve on top of a generous amount of the mint sauce a good glug of olive oil and more Pecorino cheese and fresh mint. Serves 4 Prep time 3 hours Ingredients for the Strozzapreti Ricotta, 500g Pecorino, 200g, grated Red chard or regular, large bunch, blanched Plain flour, 3 tbsp Egg, 2 Fresh nutmeg, to &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

Maltese Sausage Dumplings with Pomegranate and Tahini Sauce

Dumplings with a touch of Malta! Makes 15 Prep time 2 hours Ingredients for the dough Water, 75ml Sunflower oil, ½ tablespoon Plain flour, 170g, plus extra for dusting Ingredients for the filling Maltese sausage meat, 150g Onion, 70g, diced Garlic cloves, 2, grated Cold water, 50ml Cayenne pepper, pinch Freshly ground pepper, ½ tsp &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Yakof Debono

Pork dumplings perfect for soup!

These pork dumplings are delicious steamed or also perfect for soup! Served 3-4 Prep time 6 hours Ingredients for the dough Plain flour, 150g Hot Water, 90g (90 degrees c) Olive oil, 1tsp Ingredients for the chicken stock Free range chicken bones, 1kg raw Drinking water, 2-3litres Carrot, 1 Onion, 1 Celery stick, 1 Star &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Sam Pizzuto

Seafood Gyoza from KOZA Dumplings

Enjoy eating your gyoza and try dipping them into these sauces: balsamic vinegar, or soya sauce mixed with chili sauce and grated garlic or even wasabi which matches well with fish! Makes 8 Prep time 1.30 mins Ingredients For the filling Fresh and seasonal fish, deboned, 500g Prawns, peeled and deveined , 100g Chinese chives &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Koza Dumplings

Strawberry and pastry cream tart

Try your hand at these strawberry tarts before strawberry season ends! Makes 8 Prep time 1.30 mins Ingredients for the shortcrust pastry White flour, 200g Icing sugar, 30g Salt, 5g Cold butter, 100g Egg, 1 Ingredients for the strawberry coulis Strawberries, 300g Jam sugar, 100g Lemon, juice of 1 Rum or whiskey, 10g Ingredients for &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Sam Pizzuto

Almond and Cinnamon Spring Rolls

A simple dessert that will really impress your guests! Makes 12 to 14 rolls Prep time 30 mins Ingredients Filo pastry, 6 sheets Ground almonds, 200g Orange blossom water, 2 tbsp Rosewater, 2 tbsp Caster sugar, 130g Oranges, zest of 2 Lemons, zest of 2 Ground cinnamon, 2 tsp Fennel seeds, 1 tsp Butter, 100g, &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Yakof Debono

banana bread

Monkey bread with banana and caramel jam

If you want to impress your friends at tea time, this one is for you! Serves 4-6 Prep time 4 hours Ingredients White flour, all purpose ,500g Eggs, whisked , 100g Whole milk, 300g Unsalted butter , 100g Salt , 10g White Sugar , 30g Yeast , 20g Brown sugar , 50g Cinnamon, ground , &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Keith Abela

Aniseed donuts with orange blossom syrup

 Garnish with flaked almonds, drizzle over the remaining syrup and sink your teeth in to one of these babies! Serves 8 Prep time 3 hours Ingredients For the donuts Plain flour, 400g Active dry yeast, 2 tsp Castor sugar, 100g Aniseed, 1 tsp, crushed Orange, zest of one Lemon, zest of one Egg, beaten &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

breakfast eggs & duck

What came first the duck or the egg?

 The answer is the Egg came first!! Try your hand at this great recipe which would make the perfect brunch.. Serves 6-8 Prep time 45 mins Ingredients Duck legs,2 Duck fat or sunflower oil, as needed Star anise, 2 pieces Allspice, 3 pieces Cloves, 2 Black pepper, 6 Duck eggs, 2 Potatoes, 3 medium &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

Pancakes brimming with spring goodness and Benna cheese

Broad Bean Kuku Sabzi

Kuku Sabzi is a traditional Persian omelet typically served at Nowruz (Persian New Year) the herbs symbolizing rebirth, and the eggs symbolizing fertility! Serves 6-8 Prep time 45 mins Ingredients Eggs, 12 or 1 emu egg Broad beans, approx. 300g of shucked weight, blanched 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped Cream, 3 tbsp. &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

Pancakes brimming with spring goodness and Benna cheese

A breakfast fit for king! packed with seasonal fresh ingredients Serves 3-4 Prep time 2 hours Ingredients For the Spring garlic and onion pancakes Spring garlic, 2 stalks, finely chopped Spring onion, 2 stalks, finely chopped Plain flour, 350g Dry active yeast, 2 tsp Eggs, 1 Sour cream, 3 tbsp Benna plain ġbejna, 2 grated &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

quail and Danish pastry

Quail egg and guanciale danishes with coffee butter

 If you want to impress someone over brunch or breakfast, this one is for you! Serves 6 Prep time 24 hours Ingredients for the danish pastry dough Plain flour, 400g Dry active yeast, 2 tsp Fine salt, good pinch Milk, as needed Unsalted butter 200g, cold Ingredients for the coffee butter Unsalted butter, 50 &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

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