Lampuki (Mahi Mahi / Dorado) season is right round the corner (August – September) and it is a popular Maltese fish especially during Lampuki season. Globaltravelbook have provided their own, personal favourite way of eating Lampuki (Mahi Mahi / Dorado). Lampuki (Mahi / Mahi) is also used for another traditional Maltese dish – ‘Lampuki Pie’. Read more about ‘Lampuki Pie’ and other traditional Maltese foods here.
‘Lampuki’ Recipe – shallow fried
Usually 8-13 euro per kg when bought from a fishmonger.
- Ask fishmonger to fillet the lampuki
- Prepare a dish with whole fat milk, olive oil, crushed fresh garlic
- Soak fish fillets inside the milk mixture for 1-2 hours
- Prepare another dish with plain flour, garlic powder, salt & pepper
- Heat a frying pan with some oil (a tablespoon)
- Dust the fish fillets in the flour mixture
- Transfer directly to the frying pan (cook for 2 mins skin side down first and then a further 2 minutes on the other side)
- Eat right away with a side dish of your choice
Recommended side dish: potato salad (boiled potatoes) with olive oil, mayonnaise and thinly sliced onion or ‘Kapunata’ which is a Maltese version of ratatouille and a freshly cut loaf of Maltese bread smothered in ‘kunserva’ (sweet tomato paste), olive oil and salt & pepper.