Category: Meats and Poultry


Coq au Vin Pie

‘Coq au vin is a perfect Autumn stew and I made an all-in-one version this week with very little effort practically cooked the ingredients all together in a large deep saucepan and then used the filling to make a pie. It is important to allow the filling to completely cool, preferably in the fridge before filling and baking the pie, to avoid a soggy crust, especially at the bottom. I used ready made shortcrust pastry. I find that sometime people are put off having to make pastry from scratch and this filling in a pie is just divine especially with the local twist of some Maltese sausage !


My Syrian Feast

Tucked away in a side street in Gzira you will find Hasan with a wonderful variety of fresh Syrian dishes and he also shared some great recipes which I made during this week’s tv show.


Saturday night Chinese: Sweet and Sour Pork

Bing uses local Maltese pork. He loves the taste and texture and combines this with the freshest of ingredients. He believes that fresh ingredients contribute to success of this dish.

Pork tenderloin bites smothered in an explosion of colour [diabetic friendly, gluten free]

‘To make this all-in-one meal, I cook bite size pieces of pork tenderloin  in its own steam as it is smothered beneath layers of colourful fresh vegetables and herbs.  The pan is a canvas, the dish so visually appealing and you can use which ever vegetables you have available, but the important thing about this dish is to layer the vegetables and not to … Read More Pork tenderloin bites smothered in an explosion of colour [diabetic friendly, gluten free]

Quick all-in-one meal: Pork Meatball Traybake

‘an ideal all-in-one supper or to feed a large crowd  for Sunday lunch.  I always choose local pork’ [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6]     Trade Enquiries:  Majjal ta’ Malta, Telephone 21 236 340

Very quick Chinese: Beef Stir Fry

‘a meal with an oriental influence is a welcome change once in a while.  This is the quickest Chinese style dish you can possibly prepare and believe me it does not taste any different to a take out.  For the best result I cut up the beef into very small pieces and cook it well before adding the other ingredients. Broccoli is abundant at … Read More Very quick Chinese: Beef Stir Fry


Chicken Muffins

‘baking is a therapy for me, dipping my hands in flour and transforming it into light bakes, I could do it forever.  I have also tried these muffins with spelt flour and I love its silkiness and nutty flavor. You do get a lighter texture with self raising flour in this recipe though. A few of my readers requested chicken muffins and here they … Read More Chicken Muffins


Chicken Bake with Spinach and Jerusalem Artichokes

There is nothing more delicious than this quick chicken bake. I am making use of the fresh spinach and Jerusalem Artichokes available everywhere this month. 250g spinach, barely cooked 250g jerusalem artichokes, peeled, chopped and poached in water with a few drops of lemon juice 2 chicken breasts, sprinkle some dried mixed herbs, chopped then cooked in the oven at 180 C for half … Read More Chicken Bake with Spinach and Jerusalem Artichokes

+ Artichokes in season now

Slow cooked Roast Pork neck (bone-in) for Sunday Lunch !

Slow cooked Roast Pork Neck with bone-in

BBQ Chicken Wings

There is nothing better than home made, including BBQ sauce.  I made chicken wings on tv today and they are always a hit.  This is low budget crowd-pleasing party food and this sauce works perfectly with spare ribs or drum sticks. Trim the wings, remove excess fat and cut off the tips.  Keep the tips and extra chicken remnants to make broth or stock. … Read More BBQ Chicken Wings

Pork Meatballs with haricot beans in tomato sauce

  This dish has great flavors, great textures. I used gluten free oats to coat/bind the meatballs rather than bread crumbs or flour. I tend to use oats now for this purpose and for giving a bit of texture for example to dishes like these ricotta stuffed zucchini . The sauce is with fresh tomatoes and red wine. Smoked paprika in the mince and … Read More Pork Meatballs with haricot beans in tomato sauce


Homemade Burgers

Making burgers from scratch allows you to put exactly what you like into your burgers. Lean meat that is still juicy and moist after it is cooked and the best way to do this is to ask your Butcher to help you with your choice. You can also opt for the less traditional burgers and use ground rabbit or veal. Hamburgers are associated with … Read More Homemade Burgers