Żebbuġ Mimli – stuffed olives

This trick of following old ladies into shops always works! This time I discovered Żebbuġ Mimli, when walking down the streets of Senglea. Olives are grown locally and liberally used in Maltese cuisine. They are an integral part of any cheese platter and served as bar nibbles. Żebbuġ Mimli or tuna stuffed olives are a local favourite.  The plump juicy olives are pitted and stuffed with a paste made with tuna, parsley, chilli and other herbs, then tossed in olive oil. They make for a lovely mouthful that’s salty, creamy, fishy and just a little spicy. I ate this entire bunch in one go, while sitting by the waterfront and watching boats go by!

Zebbug Mimli

Zebbug Mimli


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