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Classes

Want to replicate a favorite sweet or savory dish that reminds you of Malta or Nanna's cooking or improve your cooking skills. Join us for a cooking or baking class. All levels are welcomed and all classes are lead by an experienced food instructor. Check the  events page or calendar for upcoming classes. Classes fill up quickly and require pre-registration.

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH

January:    Il- kawlata

"Il-kawlata" is a traditional Maltese dish which is slowly being forgotten. 

Time: 1 hr 45 min

Serves: 6 persons

Ingredients:

  • 200 g / 7 oz      broad/fava beans (soak overnight) or use a canned/frozen variety 

  • 300 g / 3/4 1b  smoked pork shank or bacon

  • 500 g / 1 lb       pork belly, without the skin

  • 500 g / 1lb        pumpkin

  • 3 tender sticks of celery with leaves, chopped 

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped into small cubes

  • 300 g /3/4 lb     courgettes or zucchini, peeled and chopped into small cubes 

  • 500 g / 1lb        cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 300 g/ 3/4 lb     cabbage, chopped

  • 1 l  vegetable stock

  • 2 tbsp tomato concentrate

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

  • 1 cup                 pasta ( a short pasta will do)

  • 1/2 cup              parmesan cheese, grated

 Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients except the cheese and pasta in a large pot and mix everything together.

  2. Place the covered pot on a high flame. When it comes to the boil, lower the heat and allow to simmer, still covered, for 45-50 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Remove the meat from the pot, detach from the bones, cut into bite-sized pieces and put into the pot.

  4. Add the pasta and mix. Increase to moderate heat and cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes.

  5. Remove the pot from heat, add half the cheese and stir.

  6. Serve with more cheese on top

Recipe and photo courtesy of littlerock.mt

Tips

Here are some tips for ingredients to recreate that authentic flavor

More to come!!!