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  • Grouper carpaccio with raw prawns and mussels off the shell

    Grouper carpaccio with raw prawns and mussels off the shell

    Ingredients500g fresh grouperfresh lemonsextra virgin olive oilfresh herbssalt and pepper100g fresh peeled prawns200g fresh mussels Method Boil the mussels until they open. Do not overcook. Rinse and dry the grouper, then wrap in cling film and...

  • Salmon linguine with rocket pesto and Parmesan

    Salmon linguine with rocket pesto and Parmesan

    Ingredients120g salmon fillets100g dried or fresh linguine2 tbsps olive oil2 tbsps home-made pesto60g rocket leaves, washed and driedFresh ground sea salt and ground black peppercorns20g Parmesan cheese shavings Method Lay the salmon in a shallow...

  • Layered lemon and hazelnut praline cake

    Layered lemon and hazelnut praline cake

    IngredientsFor the lemon biscuit400g whole eggs250g ground almonds250g icing sugar100g lemon juice75g flour2 lemon zest, grated200g egg whites50g sugar For the lemon cream100g lemon juice65g egg yolks95g whole eggs65g sugar5g gelatine leaves70g...

  • Chinese chilli pork

    Chinese chilli pork

    Ingredients200g pork50g green pepper50g cucumber20g chilli sauce3g salt20g sugar5g soy sauce5g onions2g ginger5g garlic2 tsps vinegar1 litre vegetable oil Method Chop the pork into small strips. Put the salt, sugar and soy sauce with the pork and...

  • Glass of seafood salad

    Glass of seafood salad

    IngredientsTomatoes1 zucchiniOil2 cloves of garlicmusselsshrimpsquidwhite winebalsamic vinegar Method Peel and chop the tomatoes, remove the seeds and set aside. Chop the zucchini into small pieces. In a pan heat the oil and brown a clove of...

  • In the mood for dim sum

    In the mood for dim sum

    Ed eats China House8, Spinola RoadSt Julian’sTel 2135 5021 Food: 6/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6/10 If you live in Malta and have ever travelled, you will have realised that there are trends that reach us with something of a lag.

  • Food for thought

    Food for thought

    I was in the kitchen the other day and needed to get something from another room, but by the time I got there, I’d forgotten what it was I’d gone for. Unfortunately, that’s happening more and more as time goes by. They say we are what we eat, so...

  • Costa Coffee gifts to be won until August

    Costa Coffee gifts to be won until August

    Costa Coffee, the international coffee shop franchise, has launched a summer campaign around its iced drinks. A scratch card is being given with purchases from its iced range. Valid until August, there are 10,000 gifts to be won, ranging from...

  • Maltese bartender off to Cuba to compete

    Maltese bartender off to Cuba to compete

    The 10th Havana Club International Cocktail Grand Prix is taking place next month. This year’s contestants will be competing to create a new Cuban cocktail to rival traditional favourites such as the Mojito and Daiquiri. The Maltese contestant...

  • European Merlot

    European Merlot

    There is more to tasting wine than taking a mouthful and swallowing it. The wine’s smell (bouquet) is half its pleasure, but many wine drinkers seem not fully aware of this. May I recommend a brief tutoring video at www.decanter.com, where...

  • Wine fair

    Delicata will be hosting a one-night wine fair on May 21 as part of the ‘Take Me to the Marina’ fun May week being organised at the Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort in St Julian’s. Three Delicata wine stands will be set up, offering a selection...

  • France gives wine heritage status

    France gives wine heritage status

    The French Senate has approved a Bill that now gives the country’s wines and vineyards national heritage status according to La Depeche du Midi. The Bill passed recognises that “wine and winemaking areas form a part of the cultural and gastronomic...

  • Mother’s Day chocolates

    Mother’s Day chocolates

    Yields 24-30 Ingredients100g chocolate block300g dark chocolate80g cream, if possible double250g ground pure almonds100g icing sugar70g roasted hazelnuts, chopped30 whole roasted hazelnuts1 tbsp honey3 tbsps dark rum Method Melt the chocolate...

  • Sesame-rolled salmon

    Sesame-rolled salmon

    Ingredients100g salmon loins15g grated gingersoy sauceblack and white sesame seedsFor the Wasabi mayonnaise4 tbsps good mayonnaise1 tsp wasabi pastezest and juice of one lime½ tsp soy sauce Method Marinate the salmon loin in the grated ginger and...

  • Garganelli with chicken and spicy sausage

    Garganelli with chicken and spicy sausage

    Ingredients2 skinless, boneless chicken breast1 onion, chopped80g spicy sausage25g butter1tbsp sunflower oil120ml white wine400g cherry tomato½ tsp Worchester sauce5 tbsps fresh creamfew drops of Tabasco sauce350g garganelli25g Parmesan...

  • Chinese mushroom chicken

    Chinese mushroom chicken

    Ingredients150g chicken breast100g mushrooms5g soy sauce2g salt5g sugar1 egg20g cornflour1 litre vegetable oil Method Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and mix with the egg. Chop the mushrooms into cubes. Fry the chicken in oil at 200°C for...

  • Roasted guinea fowl with sautéed artichoke, broad beans and fried Parma ham

    Roasted guinea fowl with sautéed artichoke, broad beans and fried Parma ham

    Ingredients4 guinea fowl breast8 sage leaves4 tbsps olive oil1 tbsp sea salt2 tbsps minced garlic2 tbsps julienne of lemon skin100g broad beans80g peas80g diced grapefruit40g red onion40g Parma ham20g butterHalf cup mint leaves Method Lift the...

  • The elusive triad

    The elusive triad

    Ed eats La Vecchia TarantaSt Paul StreetVallettaTel 2122 1783 Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Food snobbery is nothing more than an obstacle. It is a barrier that keeps happiness at bay. It is the self-imposed denial...

  • Sandwiches at teatime

    Sandwiches at teatime

    As time-consuming to prepare as a four-course dinner for six, but every bit as enjoyable, afternoon tea as an institution often looks as if it will disappear from the domestic culinary repertoire, but never quite does. Judging from the queues at...

  • Paranga restaurant to raise funds for Inspire

    Paranga restaurant to raise funds for Inspire

    Throughout the month of May, Paranga restaurant will be supporting Inspire Foundation, one of Malta’s leading NGOs which provides a range of services for children and adults with disabilities. Patrons dining at Paranga will be given the option to...

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