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Torta tal-Awrat

Pour the oil in a pan and fry the seabream fillets until cooked well. When ready, let to cool down, clean from all bones and chop into small pieces. In the same pan, cook the garlic, onions, marrows, olives, mixed herbs, tomatoes. When cooked, add the marrowfat peas and anchovies and mix with the seabream. Mix well. Roll out half the pastry, cover a lined oven dish and brush with the beaten egg. Add the seabream filling and cover with the other half of the pastry. Egg wash and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake at 200 ° for around 40 minutes until golden.

Recipe by Mill-Kcina ta’ Pawlina

One-Pan Crispy Chicken ,Spaghetti a...

Heat oven to 220°C (Gas Mark 7). Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large, ovenproof pan and heat over high heat. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then add to the warm oil, skin-side down. Cook for 7 minutes, without turning, to brown well. Turn the heat down to medium-high, then stir in the onion and turn over the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes, until the onion has softened and is lightly browned. Add the tomato paste, garlic and half the thyme, and cook, stirring the paste into the onions, for 2 minutes, until fragrant and everything is nicely browned. Add the stock, then add the spaghetti, stirring to submerge and evenly distribute. Use tongs to lift the chicken pieces so they sit on top of the spaghetti, skin-side up and add the olives. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and transfer to the oven for 30 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed. While the pasta is in the oven, in a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon zest and remaining thyme. After 30 minutes, remove it from the oven and reset the temperature to a grill setting. Sprinkle the Parmesan breadcrumbs over the pasta and chicken, drizzle with the remaining oil and return to the oven for 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned and crisp. Leave to settle for about 5 minutes before serving warm, directly from the pan.

Creamy Stuffed Salmon fillets with ...

B'sikkina aqta' linja fis-salamun sabiex tagħmel fetħa bħal envelopp. Ferrex il-bżar u l-melħ fuq kull naħa. Imla s-salamun bil-ġobon tat-tursina u l-ispinaċi. Saħħan iż-żejt f'taġen u sajjar is-salamun għal 3-4 minuti sakemm jieħu l-kulur. Poġġih f'dixx tal-forn. Ħawwad flimkien il-frak tal-ħobż, il-qxur tal-larinġa, il-ħabaq, il-pine nuts, bżar u melħ u l-butir l-imdewweb. Idlek is-salamun bit-tadam imqadded u wara ferrex it-taħlita tal-frak tal-ħobż fuq is-salamun. Kompli sajjar għal 8-10 minuti jew skont il-gosti tiegħek. Sadanittant, għalli l-patata f'borma bl-ilma bil-melħ sakemm tirtab. Neħħiha mill-borma, aqsamha min-nofs u poġġiha f'taġen u għattiha sabiex tibqa' sħuna. Fl-istess borma li użajt għall-patata, itfa' l-asparagus jew il-fażola ħadra u osmothom ftit jew sajjarhom skont il-gosti tiegħek. Saffi mill-ilma u żid mal-patata. Itfa' l-butir fit-taġen, żid il-bżar u l-melħ u ħawwad tajjeb.

450g Spagetti

Fill a pot with plenty of water and when the water opens to boil, add some salt and toss the pasta. As long as the pasta is becoming ready for oil and garlic. Take a saucepan and make 8 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic and some salt. Place the saucepan over very low heat and while stirring all the time, cook until the garlic takes color. Turn off the fire. As the pasta has been made, remove from the water and drop it thoroughly. Put it in a large bowl. Add to it the oil with garlic and mix well. Add the remaining peppers, parsley and tablespoons of olive oil. Serve right away.

Lasagna Vegetarjana

Pre-heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the onion gently for 4-5 minutes until beginning to soften, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and celery and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the red pesto, vegetable stock and tomato passata. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes then stir in the Quorn Mince. Cover and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the basil and oregano and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pre-heat a griddle pan over a high heat and chargrill the courgette slices for 1-2 minutes on each side. Combine the ricotta, creme fraiche, nutmeg, salt, pepper and half of the hard cheese in a bowl. In an ovenproof dish arrange a layer of chargrilled courgette slices, cover with the Quorn Mince mix then place a second layer of courgette slices over this. Spoon the ricotta topping over and garnish with the cherry tomatoes, black pepper and the remaining cheese. Bake in an oven pre-heated to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 20 minutes.


Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Drizzle 4 tbsp of the oil over the slices of aubergine and fry them in several batches for 5-7 mins or until golden brown and beginning to soften. If they look a little dry during cooking, add a dash more olive oil. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper.

Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish or saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the mince and fry for 8-10 mins until a deep golden brown, regularly stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon. Tip into a bowl and set aside. Add the remaining oil to the casserole. Tip in the onion along with a pinch of salt and fry gently for 10-12 mins or until softened and turning translucent. Add the garlic, oregano, cinnamon, chilli and bay cooking for a further min. Return the lamb to the pan and pour in the red wine, bring to a bubble and reduce the wine by half. Stir through Mayor Tomato Polpa, Three Hills Kunserva (tomato paste) and brown sugar, along with 200ml water. Season. Lower the heat and simmer gently, uncovered, for 20 mins, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.

Heat oven to 200C/180 fan/gas 4. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the potato slices and cook for 6 mins, drain in a colander and leave to steam dry for 10 mins.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 min. Remove from the heat and whisk in the milk, pouring in a bit at a time, until smooth. Return to the heat and bring to a simmer, cooking for 3 mins. Remove from the heat and whisk through the Hanini Pekorin Mature Cheese, a little grated nutmeg and some seasoning, and finally the whole egg as well as the yolk.

Take a large rectangular ovenproof dish. Spoon a third of the meat into the dish and spread out evenly, followed by half the aubergine and half the potato, then the rest of the meat and another layer of aubergines, followed by potatoes. Finish with the béchamel, smoothing the top over with a palette knife. Put in the centre of the oven and cook for 50 mins or until deep golden brown. If it browns too much during cooking, cover the dish. Set aside for 10 mins to cool before serving.

Welsh Rarebit

Saħħan bil-mod l-ale f'kazzola żgħira. F'kazzola żgħira oħra, dewweb il-butir fuq nar medju, żid id-dqiq u ħawwad kollox flimkien għal minuta. Itfa' l-ale bil-mod il-mod sabiex toħloq zalza magħquda u żid il-ġobon. Maz-zalza, itfa' l-mustarda, il-worchester u l-kurrat u kompli ħawwad. Saħħan il-grilja fuq nar għoli. Poġġi l-biċċiet tal-ħobż fuq karta strazza u griljah fuq naħa waħda sakemm jieħu l-kulur. Aqleb il-ħobż fuq in-naħa l-oħra u idlek il-ħobż bit-taħlita tal-ġobon. Erġa' itfgħu taħt il-grilja u sajjar għal 1-2 minuti oħra jew sakemm jieħu l-kulur. Servi l-ħobż dak il-ħin.

Stuffat tac-Canga

Coat the meat with the flour. In a large pan, heat some olive oil and shallow fry the meat from outside. Place the mean in a casserole dish. In the same pan, cook the onion for 2 minutes and then add the nutmeg, bay leaf, the beer, stock and Kunserva and cook for around 4 minutes. After, pour onion mixture on the meat. Slice the carrots, potatoes, peas and celery and cook on low flame for around 70 minutes. Serve hot with some Maltese bread.