Maltese cuisine

Aljotta – Maltese Fish Soup

Aljotta is a hearthy, spicy fish soup that can be taken as a light meal, starter or a main course depending on portion size. This soup calls for the whole fish – head and tail included – in order to develop the best flavour possible. Because eating meat during Lent was not permitted, Aljotta was very popular during Lent.

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Pastizzi – Maltese Savoury Pastry

Pastizzi are savoury pastries, typical of the Maltese street-food. They’re usually filled up with ricotta cheese or with peas. This recipe is for ricotta pastizzi

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