New Year’s Eve Dinner Ideas Inspired By Maltese Food Content Creators

 

The Omicron variant may have ruined any aspirations of a return to normalcy in 2022, but it is still possible to have a great dinner party – at least one that is a bit more intimate.

If the previous two years have taught us anything, it’s that food is always there for you. Recipe ideas all inspired by local food gurus to welcome the New Year are included below, so that even if your gathering is small and intimate, you’ll have something festive to nibble on while you look forward to a better, and more hopeful year!

 

 

One-Pot Mulled Wine Braised Chicken by Yakof Debono – Serves 6

Ingredients:

· 750ml red wine;

· Spice mix (6 cloves; 1 cinnamon stick; 6 coriander seeds; pinch of nutmeg; ½ tsp allspice);

· 4 clementine (or oranges), cut into wheels;

· 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar;

· 2 tsp Sunripe harissa paste;

· 3 tbsp miso paste (or 6 tbsp dark soy sauce);

· 1 tbsp mustard;

· 1 tbsp honey;

· 12 chicken thighs/legs, bone-in, with skin;

· 2 tbsp olive oil;

· 2 onions, roughly chopped;

· 6 garlic cloves, minced;

· 2 tbsp flour;

· 150g dried cranberries;

· 300ml chicken stock.

For the full recipe visit: https://www.yakofdebono.com/recipes#mulled-wine-chicken

 

 

Pistachio-crusted rack of lamb by Mia Ellul Sullivan

 

Ingredients:

· 400g rack of lamb ribs;

· Half a stick of garlic butter;

· 1 tbsp cooking oil;

· 1 tbsp olive oil;

· 4 gloves of garlic;

· 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard;

· 1 slice of bread;

· Salt and pepper;

· 1/4 cup rosemary;

· 3 cups crushed Pistachios

For the full recipe visit: https://www.miamoskitchen.com/

 

 

Meat-free wellington by Karina Caligari

Something new for plant-based foodies

Ingredients:

350g Quorn Mince

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 large onion

2 cloves of garlic

200g mushrooms, cleaned and diced

200ml vegetable stock

200ml white wine

100ml Emlea Plant cream

2 tbs group flax seeds

¼ tsp chilli flakes

1 tbs Dijon mustard

100g fresh breadcrumbs

1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

500g block ready to roll puff pastry

For the full recipe visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXl2e2AIi

 

 

For more inspiration check out:

https://www.instagram.com/thecravinggal/?utm_source=ig_embed
https://www.instagram.com/yakofdebono/
https://foodblog.mt/about https://www.instagram.com/eunice.muscat/
https://www.instagram.com/maatdegiorgio/
https://www.instagram.com/scrumptioussoph/
https://www.instagram.com/chefpols/

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