Artichoke and Maltese sausage stew

Slow-cooked stews are what winters are made for. Michael Diacono’s artichoke and Maltese sausage recipe has all the benefits of a slow cooked stew that can be prepared in a fraction of the time. 

Artichoke and Maltese sausage stew


  • 1 onion
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 small carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Maltese sausages
  • Black pepper
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp kunserva
  • 8 leaves sage
  • 4 artichoke hearts
  • 1 glass red wine
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • Handful parsley


  1. Sauté the onion in olive oil with the celery, carrot and garlic.
  2. Roughly chop the Maltese sausage and add to the pan and season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Add the potato, the kunserva and sage.
  4. Add the artichoke hearts and the red wine.
  5. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add to the stew and add the capers.
  6. Cover and allow to simmer for 20 mins.
  7. Top with parsley and serve with Maltese bread.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 14 January, 2017. 

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