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#ServedPicks – Where To Buy Your Fish

Malta’s fish shop game in recent years has sky-rocketed, and while previous fish shop visits left one slightly less hungry for fish then when you entered, the gourmet fish shops of today have transformed the experience entirely. Now filets are even sold pre-marinated and prepped ‘ready-to-cook&#8217;, with cooking instructions and all. We are also noticing &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Julia Ripard

Grilled Octopus with Orange and Date Dressing

Serves 2 Prep time 30 mins, Cooking time 2 hours Ingredients Octopus, cleaned, whole 600g Maltese oranges, 2 each Carrot, 1 whole Onion, 1 whole Bay leaf, 3 leaves Fennel seeds, ½ tsp Green onion, 1 whole Black pepper, Pinch Dates, 5 pitted Honey, 50g Olive oil, 100ml Salt, To taste Method In a pot &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Keith Abela

Grilled fish with pumpkin purée

Serves 2 Prep time 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cod fillets 8 squids 600g clean Pumpkin 200g Potatoes 100g milk 20g butter Salt to taste Pepper to taste 10 brussels sprouts Olive oil Method hop the pumpkin and the potatoes and cook them in a steamer with the brussels sprouts until they are soft. Take out &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Francesca Tanzini

Grilled Fish With Pumpkin pureé

Serves 2 Prep time 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cod fillets 8 squids 600g clean Pumpkin 200g Potatoes 100g milk 20g butter Salt to taste Pepper to taste 10 brussels sprouts Olive oil Method Chop the pumpkin and the potatoes and cook them in a steamer with the brussels sprouts until they are soft. Take out &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Francesca Tanzini

Grilled Mackerel with Sea Purslane Tapenade

Serves 2 To cook on a stake or spit you need 6 x 2-3 foot long wooden sticks &#8211; little finger thickness (soak in sea water briefly prior to cooking). 12 x 12 inch long wooden sticks, pencil thickness, sharpened to a point on one end. 3 foot thin wire or thick twine (soaked in &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Scallops with Chorizo Cooked in the Shell with Orange & Seaweed Butter

Ingredients for the scallops 2 king scallops, roe removed, washed and cleaned 2 scallop shells (ask your fishmonger) halved and cleaned 2 tbsp sea buckthorn juice (foraged in the autumn, frozen and blitzed in a blender or available from health food stores) 2 thick slices of chorizo, diced Ingredients for the orange and seaweed butter &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>



Serves 1-2 Ingredients 6 whole bogue fish (Vopi), gutted &#038; cleaned 3 tbsp red wine vinegar Juice from 1 large lemon (and its rind ) 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Sea salt Method Place the fish in a sealproof bag, and add the red wine vinegar, lemon juice &#038; &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>



Flame Grilled Sardines ‘Greek Style’

Serves 2-4 Ingredients 0.5kg fresh sardines cleaned and rinsed 2 garlic cloves finely chopped 2 tsp French mustard 1 tbsp lemon juice plus extra lemon for serving 1 tbsp dry oregano 1 tsp paprika 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped freshly ground pepper pinch of salt Method Preheat the grill to 250 &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>



Molasses Glazed, Hickory Roasted Salmon

Serves 2-4 Prep time 15 minutes Ingredients 4 salmon fillets (skin removed) 2cm piece ginger, finely sliced 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced 3 tbsp Carob Molasses (Gulep) or honey 1 tbsp rice wine (optional) 4 tbsp soy sauce Good quality olive oil Sea salt and crushed pepper Method Place the garlic with the &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


apple wood grilled jack mackerel

Apple Wood Grilled Jack Mackerel (Sawrella)

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 whole jack mackerel (cleaned and gutted) 2 lemons Fresh parsley &#038; dill for stuffing 2 tbsp, good quality olive oil Salt and pepper Method Pre heat the bbq, to 250 degrees, using just the charcoal to start. 2. In the meantime stuff the jack mackerel with lemon slices and fresh herbs &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


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>


Meagre fillet with broad bean sauce

Meagre fillet with broad bean sauce

Serves 4 Prep time 1.5 hours Ingredients Wild Meagre fillets, 4, approx. 200g each For the broad bean sauce: Broad beans, 1kg weight with pod, shucked and blanched Spring garlic, 1 stalk Mint, handful Tarragon, 1 tbsp Parsley, handful Lemon, juice of one Good quality olive oil, 100ml Salt to season For the whey sauce: &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Debbie Schembri

Scallops, Courgettes, Frisee & Pancetta salad

Serves 2 Prep time 30 minutes 16 scallops 50g butter 200g courgettes 8-10 mint leaves, chopped 1 small head frisee (Endive) 100g pancetta lardons 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Salt &amp; pepper Method Fry lardons in a little oil over medium heat until nice and crispy, then set aside. &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Alison Azzopardi

Citrus and Gin Cured Salmon with Potato Rosti and Poached Egg

Prep time 1 hour + 48 hours for the curing Serves 4 Cured Salmon Centre-cut salmon fillet, 300g, skin on, bones removed Caster sugar, 70-90g Coarse sea salt, 70-90g Gin, 2 tbsp Freshly ground pepper, 2 tsp. Chopped fresh dill, 1 small bunch Lemon, zest of whole, juice of half Orange, zest of whole, juice &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Alison Azzopardi

Smoked Haddock Oeufs Cocotte

Serves 4 Prep time 20 minutes Ingredients Ingredients: 250g smoked haddock, skin off 4 eggs 8 tbsp cream 200g spinach 60g Gruyere cheese, grated Salt to taste 4 thick slices Maltese bread, buttered on both sides and toasted on a griddle or non -stick pan Method Poach haddock in water for 3-4 minutes. Take off &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Alison Azzopardi

Fish Tartare

Serves 2 Prep time 10 minutes Ingredients 160g local, sustainable fish fillet (I used mackerel) 6 orange segments, roughly chopped 6 pink grapefruit segments, roughly chopped 1 tbsp spring onions, finely sliced 2 tsp chopped dill 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small breakfast radish, halved and thinly sliced 2 tsp honey mustard dressing Juice of &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Alison Azzopardi

Pomegranate Molasses and Glazed Salmon

Serves 2 Prep time 25 minutes Ingredients 2 x 200g portions organic salmon fillet Salt to taste Ingredients For the Glaze 200ml pomegranate molasses 1 tsp sesame oil 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tsp black and white sesame seeds Ingredients For Slaw 1 small head fennel, halved and thinly sliced ½ large carrot, peeled &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Alison Azzopardi

Calamari Alle Olio

Serves 4 Prep time 30 minutes Top tip: Add some whole black olives for that extra touch and fry the chopped parsley stems in garlic. Ingredients 1kg Calamari washed, skinned and cut into loops 6 large garlic cloves crushed and diced A cup of parsley roughly chopped 1 tsp. chilli flakes (you can add more &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>


Red Snapper with Potato Fondant

Serves 2 Prep time 30 minutes Ingredients 2 whole red snappers Ingredients for the potatoes 2 large potatoes 2 knobs salted butter 1 sprig rosemary 100ml chicken stock 2 bay leaves 2 cloves garlic Ingredients for the fennel 1 bulb fennel 2 knobs salted butter 2 sprigs thyme 100ml vegetable stock Ingredients for the pumpkin &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Roger Friggieri

Brown Meagre with Crab Croquette

Serves 4 Prep time &#038; Cooking time 4 hours Ingredients 4 portions of brown meagre, (8 pieces approximately 70/75gr each) – 2 per plate 30ml oil Sprig of thyme 50g butter Ingredients For Crab Croquette 300g crab meat 1 potato (baked and while still warm peeled and pushed through a potato ricer) 1 spring onion, &hellip; <a href="">Continued</a>

Stefan Hogan

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