Category: Meats and Poultry

Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

If you ask around what we mean by ‘pulpetti’ the answer would probably be ‘meatballs’.  In other cuisines, meatballs are round, and usually mouth-size.   So I share today my healthy quick recipe of baked patties, made with minced chicken and cottage cheese.  The health drive has really kicked in now and it needs to be a way of life rather than an interlude of … Read More Chicken and cottage cheese baked Pulpetti

All kinds of burgers – beef, chicken, bean, pork and Maltese Sausage burger recipes

Less time spent in the kitchen is a must in hot sunny Malta in the summer.   I somehow find it easier to stay and prepare easy meals at home especially if it is a family occasion and kids are around. Preparing burgers is easy and burgers are a crowd pleaser.  Most ingredients can be stocked in the kitchen cupboard and freezer.  I use easy-to-find … Read More All kinds of burgers – beef, chicken, bean, pork and Maltese Sausage burger recipes

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Pork and Mushroom Red Coconut Curry with Quinoa

Serving quinoa with red curry makes it like a totally different dish.  This is a mild curry.  This dish can never go wrong as long as you use a good curry paste.  I prefer to use the large meatier mushrooms, cut into chunks rather than sliced so that they do not completely disintegrate. The dish improves if it is prepared the day before and … Read More Pork and Mushroom Red Coconut Curry with Quinoa

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Quick oriental style Beef and Broccoli and how to cook perfect Basmati

This is one of the quickest dishes you can possibly prepare. For the best result I cut up the beef into very small pieces and cook it well before adding the other ingredients. Broccoli need to be just barely cooked.

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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 !

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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.

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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]

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Quick Chicken Mushroom Soup

‘This is a perfect wholesome soup that is an all-in-one meal.  It is gluten free.  Ready from start to finish in 30 minutes !’ You will need: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon butter 200g mushrooms, sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1/2 sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 medium potato, chopped 2 tablespoons cornflour 1 bayleaf 2 tablespoons mascarpone mixed … Read More Quick Chicken Mushroom Soup

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

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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

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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