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  • Braised lamb shanks in red wine and vegetables

    Ingredients1kg lamb shanks500ml red wine300g vegetables (carrots, celeriac, leeks, celery and onions), all chopped into 1cm cubes2 cloves garlic20ml extra virgin olive oil500ml stock1 sprig of rosemary1 sprig of thyme30g redcurrant...

  • Walnut and herb crusted dentiċi

    Serves two IngredientsFor the walnut and herb crust80g toasted walnuts, crushed30g pickled parsley10g pickled dill2 slices white bread10g rock salt10g cracked pepper20ml olive oilFor the crusted dentiċi100g dentiċi portions20ml olive oil10g table...

  • Chinese aromatic duck

    Serves two Ingredients5g five spice10g chilli (whole)20g onions20g ginger2 tsps salt2 tsps sugar5 tbsps soy sauce1 litre vegetable oil Method Boil the duck together with all the ingredients for 90 minutes. When cooked, chop the wings and legs and...

  • Prawn kataifi with red curry dip

    IngredientsFor the prawn kataifi12 black tiger prawns, peeled but with tail on120g filo pastryLemon juiceSeasoning1 tsp fresh herbsFor the red curry dip30ml vegetable oil30ml Thai red curry50g lime, juiced250ml unsweetened coconut milk Method For...

  • Beef stroganoff

    Ingredients75g butter1 onion, finely sliced150g white mushrooms, finely sliced2 tbsps tomato purée1½ tsps Dijon mustard½ tsp smoked hot paprika110ml beef stock500g beef fillet, cut into stripsSalt and freshly ground black pepper150ml brandy200ml...

  • Chewing gum losing its flavour

    Chewing gum seems as appealing as that sticky wad on the bottom of a shoe these days. Americans are not as crazy about chomping away on the stuff as they once were, with US sales tumbling 11 per cent over the past four years. No one in the...

  • Dietary choices we make

    Ed eats Ġugar!89A, Republic Street,VallettaTel: 2703 2837 Food: 8/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7.5/10 This column isn’t long enough for my views on restrictive dietary choices. While it is easy for some to dismiss any...

  • Cooking with cheese

    Inexpensive, supremely savoury and moreish, today’s golden brown dishes will tame the sharpest hunger pangs without punishing the budget. Yes, for the aspiring food photographer, it is worth noting that baking cheese will turn it brown, in...

  • Warm and comforting

    The days may be getting slightly warmer but some warm and comforting food still goes down well. The following recipes, courtesy of Waitrose, are inspired by the best of north and south European cooking. Waitrose products are available at Arkadia...

  • 50 years of Maltese cuisine

    For 50 years the Muscat family has cherished Maltese tradition, offering award-winning cuisine, a unique setting, welcoming service and value for money at Ta’ Marija Restaurant in Mosta. The eatery is known for its Maltese nights on Wednesdays and...

  • More acclaim for Tasca d’Almerita

    Internationally renowned magazine Wine Spectator recently published its ratings for Sicilian wines and again ranked highly the wines from Tasca d’Almerita, one of Sicily’s top wine producers. Rosso del Conte, which is the flagship of the Tasca...

  • Victoria Hotel presented with Eco certification for second time

    The Victoria Hotel has just been awarded the Malta Tourism Authority’s Eco certification for the second consecutive year. The Eco certification is the national standard to ensure the environmental, socio-economic and cultural sustainability of...

  • UK northern food scene ‘blossoming’

    Northern cities such as Manchester and Leeds are challenging London’s position as the centre of the UK food scene, according to an annual food ‘cool list’. Olive magazine said the opening of restaurants, such as The French by well-known...

  • Hunt is on for Kellogg’s Coco Pops ‘magic’ spoons

    Kellogg’s is rolling out four ‘magic’ spoons with its popular cereal Coco Pops. These magical spoons change colour as soon as you dip them in your cereal bowl, depending on whether the chocolatey milk is hot or cold. “At Kellogg’s we are committed...

  • Indian wine consumers on the rise

    According to a recent report by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India entitled ‘Wine: Bearing Fruit in India’, India’s domestic wine market is growing at a rate of 30 per cent a year. This is faster than any other alcoholic...

  • Hello Vino acquires social wine app Corkbin

    Hello Vino, a groundbreaking wine recommendation engine with 1.7 million users, has announced the acquisition of Corkbin, a popular social networking app used for wine enthusiasts to save and share photos and personal endorsements of their...

  • Chicken pizzaiola

    Ingredients2 (450g) boneless,skinless chicken breasts4 tsp basil pesto1 medium tomato,thinly sliced4 slices mozzarellacheesesalt and fresh pepper to taste Method Wash the chicken breast and pat dry with a paper towel. Slice the breast horizontally...

  • Chocolate chip cookies with walnuts

    Ingredients1 egg300g flour2 tsps baking powder2 tsps cinnamon½ tsp salt1 tsp ground nutmeg1 tsp baking soda1 tbsp milk1 tsp vanilla essence300g chocolate chips200g chopped walnuts Method Whisk the egg and add the baking soda. Fold the flour into...

  • Mussels with coriander, chilli and garlic

    Ingredients1kg fresh mussels1 tbsp Thai fish sauceJuice of one lemon1 garlic clove, finely chopped1 fresh red chilli, chopped1 tsp chopped fresh ginger1 bunch of spring onions, sliced2 tbsps chopped fresh coriander20g English celery5 tsps fresh...

  • Tuna tartare with strawberries

    Serves four Ingredients400g tuna fillet (100g per portion)400g strawberries1 tsp toasted sesame oil10g white onion, finely choppedSalt and pepper Method Cut the tuna and strawberries into one-centimetre cubes. Place them in a bowl and pour the...

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