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Food & Drink

  • Rosemary lamb chops

    Rosemary lamb chops

    Ingredients1.2kg fresh cleaned lamb For the marinade20g rosemary, chopped10g crushed garlicpinch of rock saltcrushed peppercornsextra virgin olive oil5g French mustard For the dressing5g fresh mint100ml natural yoghurt20g fresh chopped cucumber...

  • Baked grouper with a crispy cheese crust and tomato and herb salad

    Baked grouper with a crispy cheese crust and tomato and herb salad

    IngredientsFor the grouper crust2 slices bread, crusts removedchopped parsley55g grated Parmesan15g butter, melted4x 175g grouper filletsFor the saladcherry tomato, halvedred onion, finely sliced2 garlic cloves, finely diced225g sundried tomatoes4...

  • Chinese gongbo chicken

    Chinese gongbo chicken

    Ingredients150g chicken breast25g cashew nuts25g peanuts25g onions25g carrots25g green pepper2 tsps chilliPinch of salt and sugar1 litre vegetable oil20g soaked cornflour Method Cut the chicken in small strips and chop the vegetables into small...

  • Garganelli Farouk

    Garganelli Farouk

    Serves 4 Ingredients400g garganelli pasta1 medium onion, finely chopped3 gloves garlic, finely chopped2 tbsps curry powder1 tsp paprika150g spinach leaf1 shot Pernod liqueur200g raw shrimps, peeled1 cup white winefresh basil, finely choppedfresh...

  • It’s not you, it’s me

    It’s not you, it’s me

    Ed eats Bianco’sSpinola BaySt Julian’sTel: 2138 3030 Food: 7/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The world is always divided into two. Beatles fans or Elvis fans. Liberal or conservative. Marmite lovers and Marmite haters. Those...

  • Mediterranean transfers

    Mediterranean transfers

    Some dishes translate very happily from one Mediterranean idiom to another and today’s recipes, inspired by travels in Spain and Portugal, work very well with ingredients available here like strawberries, oranges, polenta, shellfish and pork. In...

  • Perfecting your cakes

    Perfecting your cakes

    British cake designer Zoe Clark admits that her first attempts at cake design did not yield perfect results. However, this surely did not discourage her nor should it discourage any cake-decorating enthusiast, she tells Stephanie Fsadni. Every...

  • First Maltese chef gets ‘Disciple’ title

    First Maltese chef gets ‘Disciple’ title

    Joseph Vella of Mellieħa is the first Maltese chef to be bestowed with the title of Disciple of Auguste Escoffier in recognition of his contribution to the international culinary community. The honour was conferred to Mr Vella at a recent ceremony...

  • McDonald’s launches ‘100% Real’ campaign

    McDonald’s launches ‘100% Real’ campaign

    McDonald’s Malta has launched its ‘100% Real 2Q14’ campaign to share its commitment to high quality food ingredients with its customers. Information regarding the ingredients used in McDonald’s kitchens is available in restaurants as well as...

  • Tea idea for summer

    Tea idea for summer

    With a blend of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, the classic Yogi Tea Classic recipe is deeply entwined with ancient traditions and spiritual practices of the East. To experience a rich and warming cup of Yogi Tea Classic, pour freshly...

  • New Cisk campaign

    New Cisk campaign

    Simonds Farsons Cisk plc has launched its 2014 campaign for Cisk Lager, titled #cisktime, which showcases the different local consumption scenarios where Malta’s award-winning lager is present among friends and in a friendly and responsible way.

  • Cupcake contest

    Cupcake contest

    Food brand Stork recently organised a cupcake contest to mark World Baking Day. A shortlist of participants from the various entries received through the Kċina Facebook Group, were invited to a bake-off at the Institute of Tourism Studies, St...

  • New catering brand

    New catering brand

    A new catering brand, Lattughi, specialising in Italian menus, was launched last week. The brand operates a management team with over 45 years of experience in some of Europe’s leading restaurants and hotels. The company caters for public and...

  • Delicata gets more accolades

    After bagging two international awards for the 2013 vintage Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc DOK Malta at Vinitaly and the 2013 Medina Rosé Grenache IGT Maltese Islands in Bordeaux, Delicata wines have picked up three more awards at this year’s...

  • France tops IWC medals chart

    France tops IWC medals chart

    France has once again come out ahead of all the other wine-producing countries after topping the overall medals chart at the 31st International Wine Challenge. Assortments of French wines from all over the country were awarded a total of 1,987...

  • 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...

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