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Maltese Recipes


Malta lies at the center of the Mediterranean, and has a long history of contact with other nations. The islands' geography and history is very much reflected in Maltese cuisine, which contains many typical elements of Mediterranean cuisine, and is especially influenced by Moorish and Italian cuisine.

Some popular Maltese dishes include:
  • Aljotta - A tomato and fish soup, flavored with herbs and garlic, and often served over rice.

  • Bigilla - A dip made from mashed dried broad beans. Sometimes, but always, it is flavored with chillies.

  • Bragjoli - A mixture of breadcrumbs, with bacon, cheese and eggs, wrapped ina thin slice of beef.

  • Brodu - A meat (chicken or beef) and vegetable broth, served with pasta.

  • Fenkata - Lightly fried rabbit meat, which is then cooked with gravy or tomato sauce as a casserole for several hours.

  • Imqaret - A deep-fried pastry containing dates.

  • Kapunata - The Maltese version of ratatouille. Kapunata may be served hot or cold, and is sometimes even used as a topping for pizzas.

  • Kusksu - A thick soup made with chicken stock, pasta beads (also known as "kusksu"), broad beans, onions and tomato paste, flavored with garlic.

  • Laham taz-ziemel - Stallion meat in a white wine sauce.

  • Lampuka - Mahi-mahi, which may either be pan-fried with olive oil, made into fish pies, or oven-baked with a tomato and white wine sauce.

  • Minestra - A thick and hearty vegetable soup, particularly popular during the Winter months. Minestra is usually eaten with crusty bread known as "hobza".

  • Soppa ta' l-armla - "Widow's soup" - A variant of minestra, which people traditonally gave to poor widows in their neighborhoods. Fresh gbejniet (small, round cheeses, made from sheep's milk) are added, and these melt in the soup, and finally, raw eggs, which coagulate the soup, are added.

  • Mqarrun il-Forn - Baked macaroni with bolognese sauce and egg. There are quite a few variations of the recipe, for example peas and bacon are added in some variants. In all versions of the dish, the pasta is either topped with bescamella (white sauce), or a layer of grated cheese.

  • Pastizzi - Pastry stuffed with ricotta or a mushy pea mixture.

  • Ross il-Forn - Baked rice. This dish is similar to Mqarrun il-Forn, but with rice instead of macaroni, and the addition of curry.

  • Timpana - A pastry covered version of Mqarrun il-Forn (baked macaroni). A small amount of ground (minced) beef, and sometimes hard-boiled eggs, are added, then then the whole thing is encased in a pastry crust.

  • Qargha Baghli - Stuffed marrows with ground (minced) beef and parsley. Qargha Baghli may either be baked or made into a creamy soup.

  • Ravjul - The Maltese version of ravioli, filled with ricotta and parsley (and sometimes spinach), or with minced meat. The dish is covered with a tomato sauce and topped with cheese.

  • Zalzett tal-Malti - A traditional Maltese sausage made from pork and flavored with black peppercorns, coriander seeds, parsley, sea salt, and sometimes garlic. There are many different varrieties, some of which are dried and others that are eaten fresh. Additionally, there are versions of Zalzett tal-Malti which are suitable to be eaten raw, and others that require cooking.
Maltese Sweet - Figolla Some popular Maltese desserts include:
  • Figolla - An biscuit stuffed with sweet ground almonds, and coated with icing. Figolla is traditionally at Easter, and made in shapes such as a fish or lamb (because of their Christian religious connotations), as well as hearts, ducks, rabbits, etc.

  • Helwa tat-Tork - "Turk's sweet" - The Maltese version of Halva.

  • Qaghaq ta' l-Ghasel - A light pastry ring made with treacle or honey. At one time, this dish was only eaten at Christmas, but nowadays, it is eaten all year round.

  • Pudina ta' l-Hobz - A bread pudding made from stale bread, soaked in water over night to soften it. The dish is prepared by adding milk, cocoa, sugar, dried fruit, and nuts, as well as, in some recipes, liqueurs.

  • Kwarezimal - Biscuits, traditionally eaten during Lent.
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Maltese Traditional Recipes.: Delicious Maltese Cooking.

By Joseph Vella

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Maltese Traditional Recipes.: Delicious Maltese Cooking.
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The Idea of this EBook is to Encourage Healthy and Delicious cooking The Maltese Way. Taught by Maltese Mothers and Granma’s of Old. This is a Collection of Maltese Recipes from various sources put together for your enjoyment. All Credit is due to the effort of those who thought to write down these recipes. So they won’t be lost. It is an ideal gift for those who grew up without learning cook Maltese. Who miss their Mum's Cooking and to also teach their Children Cooking the Maltese way.

Maltese: Cooking Made Easy: How To Easily Create Maltese Cuisine At Home (Maltese Recipes, Maltese Food, Mediterranean Diet, Arabic, For Beginners, Low Carb, Quick And Easy Recipes, Cookbook)

By Leon Cutajar

Released: 2014-03-15
Kindle Edition (31 pages)

Maltese: Cooking Made Easy: How To Easily Create Maltese Cuisine At Home (Maltese Recipes, Maltese Food, Mediterranean Diet,  Arabic, For Beginners, Low Carb, Quick And Easy Recipes, Cookbook)
 
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Maltese Cooking Made Easy


Cooking is very important to the Maltese way of life and meals with the family are a tradition that has endured with the passage of time.
Maltese cooking has evolved over millenia and as it's been passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth and each family has their own variation of the recipes contained in this book.
In this book you will find ten traditional Maltese recipes which are simple to make, using ingredients readily available in most parts of the world.



Readers say.......



"When I first saw this book I was intrigued. I had never heard of Maltese cooking, let alone seen a recipe book. Malta is a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, right between Sicily and Africa. Maltese cuisine is heavily influenced by a variety of Mediterranean cultures.

The recipes are all traditional Maltese recipes that have been handed down from family to family. There is a nice selection and variety of different kinds of meat, soup and dessert recipes. My favorite was the bread pudding (don't ask me to reproduce the name!) and the appetizer bean dip which is inspired.
This recipe book is a very nice introduction to Maltese cooking!"...................Rock Me




"Honestly i have no enough ideas about Maltese foods and some Maltese Mediterranean diet but this book help me to know everything i need to know. It introduces Maltese cuisine in such a simple way that it looks more universally appealing but the original tradition of Maltese cooking is still there. It is very helpful to all of us to know all the recipes and how to prepare it on every meal. This book is very well written and easy to read. Great book!".......................Mark Twain




"I LOVE Malta and the cuisine. I have visited the island nation several times and have always wanted to know more about the traditional recipes. The book could use a bit of editing, but is charmingly written in the vernacular, covering many regularly prepared authentic dishes handed down thru the generations using local ingredients"...............................T





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Cooking in Corktown: A variety of Maltese and other ethnic recipes of Detroit's oldest neighborhood

By Mr Dennis F Spiteri

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Traditional Maltese recipes and other ethnic cuisine such as, Hispanic, Cajun, French Canadian, African, Bosnien, Polish and more.

Get-Real Vegan Desserts: Vegan Recipes for the Rest of Us

By Christina-Marie Wright

Borgo Press
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Get-Real Vegan Desserts: Vegan Recipes for the Rest of Us
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For those who practice veganism--eating neither meat nor other animal products, such as fish, milk and milk products, eggs, and honey--here is a simple, realistic cook- and recipe dessert book for busy parents, those new to a vegan diet, people with egg or dairy allergies, folks watching their cholesterol, and traditional foodies who would consider going vegan if only it weren’t so intimidating. Kyle Domer (aka Vegan Vegrant) says: "This is a party on paper! These recipes take the hassle out of guilt-free dessert decadence." Reginald Beck (Fearless Bread) states: "It lives up to its title by providing REAL dessert classics with a vegan attitude. Maltese and Wright set the standard for vegan dessert recipes, from their heavenly spice cake to their decadent peanut butter S’mores cheesecake." Victor J. Banis (The Pot Thickens) adds: "These two published authors prove themselves as adept with pots as they are with plots. Here, they conjure my favorite course—dessert—with mouth-watering vegan panache." Well-known author A.B. Gayle notes: "GET-REAL VEGAN DESSERTS isn’t just for vegans but for friends and relatives of vegans who hesitate to invite, not knowing what to feed. Apart from its great recipes, the book provides invaluable information on acceptable ingredients and how to access them." Cookbook writer Bonnie Clark says: "I never dreamed there could be such a variety of decadent and delicious vegan desserts as offered up by Wright and Maltese by way of these mouth-watering recipes that so shamelessly seduce even a die-hard meat-eater like me!"

Maltese Diets Matter: Raw Food Diet Recipes For Dogs, Blank Recipe Cookbook, 7 x 10, 100 Blank Recipe Pages

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Blank Dog Recipe Cookbook with Full Table of Contents

Now you can create your own cookbook with a full table of contents just like the pros do. No more flipping through page after page in that little handwritten book you have now. Keep all your recipes in one handy and organized book. Find your favorite recipe on the internet, in a magazine or get it from your friend and then write it down inside. I know, old school right? Works for more than just dog recipes.

These books are great for keeping your cherished recipes safe and also make a great gift after you have filled them up or before of course. Now you can create your own personalized cookbook and have numerous different styles to choose from in this collection.

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Mom's Home-Cooking

By William Maltese

Wildside Press
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Mom s Home-Cooking
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As we contemplated the idea of gathering up this collection of Mom’s recipes, we hesitated initially, not quite sure we would end up with a sufficient number to justify an actual book. As you can tell, though, much to our surprise and delight, Mom’s cooking repertoire exceeded our remembrances and expectations. Moreover, we’re positive that we have missed many that Dad and she incorporated into their lives after we kids left the nest. Needless to say, we have thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing and becoming reacquainted with dishes we enjoyed while growing up, and it’s, now, our hope that, as you peruse this book, you too will find recipes that’ll become traditions for you and your family, creating memories of your very own.

Maltese recipes : pure & simple, like my mother taught me

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Recipes Of Maltese Dishes.

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