What is a typical Maltese dish?

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Joseph Pisani

If you want to eat like a local in Malta, order some rabbit, which is sold at many Maltese restaurants. Rabbit stew, called stuffat tal-fenek in Maltese, is often referred to as the national dish — it’s a mix of potatoes, carrots, tomato paste and garlic. Some restaurants also offer pan-fried rabbit in olive oil and garlic. Other popular ways to prepare rabbit meat in Malta are to chop it up, add it to tomato sauce and then pour it over pasta, or to sauté it in red wine and garlic. Any way you try it, you’re in for a treat.

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