Traditionally fried rabbit is the most comforting dish, however it makes a huge mess of the kitchen. Michael Diacono’s recipe for roasted rabbit with orange and sage puts rabbit back on the menu as all it takes is one dish and much less mess.
Watch Pippa Mattei make a homemade prinjolata from scratch. Though there are a lot of steps involved, you will never buy one again!
Artichokes are just starting to come back into season - perfect for meat free Mondays. Janet Grech makes a delicious steamed artichoke in a traditional style, though she adds porcini mushrooms for a great twist.
On cold and chilly evenings, what you are looking for is something hearty and packed with flavour. Gaby Holland's rabbit in chocolate sauce fits the bill in every which way.
We tend to eat more seafood in the summer than the winter but this recipe by Pippa Mattei works well for cold winter evenings and is full of all the nutrition of the Mediterranean sea.
SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE
Carnival is a call for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with sugar. Here are some of our favourite recipes that feature chocolate, and none of them are pinjolata.
Everyone loves a chocolate fondant. That oozy centre is just irresistable. Gaby Holland adds a raspberry surprise to an already greatly-loved dessert. If you allow this to cool the fondant centre sets a little but it still tastes great so make extra and have a supply for later!
Watch Sean Gravina make a creamy chocolate tart with coffee cream and caramelised nuts.
We love a good pavlova but strawberry season is a long way off. Just as the clouds are rolling in and we are already missing sunny days by the sea, this pavlova recipe will bring back memories of those care-free days. Instead of strawberries we use pears poached in ginger and slathered in melted chocolate. What you have here is a perfectly wintery summer dessert.
Recipe by Robert Spiteri, Head Pastry Chef at The Radisson Blue Resort, St Julian's
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