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Mediterranean Recipe is Aljotta - Maltese Fish Soup
Malta is itself a cooking pot of cultures and languages, situated
between Libya and Sicily.
It has been influenced over the centuries by the Moors, the
Crusaders, and numerous other temporary visitors.
- 1 lb white fish
- 2 onions,
- 8-12 garlic
cloves, minced depending on
- 1/2 kg (1
lb) tomatoes, peeled & sliced
- 1 tsp tomato
- 1 tsp olive
- pinch of
marjoram & dry mint
- 1/2 cup
cooked rice (optional)
- 4 cups fish
MethodFry the chopped
onion in the olive oil until soft then add the garlic, herbs, tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes then add the
tomatoes and fish stock. Bring to boil. Add the fish, bring to boil again and simmer for about 10 minutes. Before
serving add cooked rice if desired.
The recipe is easily adjusted for more servings with more stock, and as an
alternative if you don't have the best rice cooker some potatoes could be added instead, though take care not to overvook the fish whilst waiting for the
Enjoy with some hot crusty bread!