Maltese Comfort: Rabbit Stew Recipe from the Heart of Malta

Dish recipes: Rabbit Stew

Experience the warmth and heartiness of Maltese cuisine with our Rabbit Stew recipe. A traditional dish that has stood the test of time, this stew showcases the rich flavors and culinary heritage of the enchanting island of Malta.


2 lbs rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces (kg: 0.9)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, sliced

2 potatoes, diced

1 cup red wine

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot, heat olive oil and brown rabbit pieces on all sides. Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sauté until fragrant. Pour in red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any flavorful bits. Add carrots, potatoes, bay leaves, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour in chicken or vegetable broth, ensuring the rabbit pieces are fully submerged. Simmer on low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the rabbit is tender and the flavors meld.


Serve this aromatic Rabbit Stew hot, with crusty bread to soak up the savory broth. A comforting dish that brings the essence of Malta to your table.

Let the Rabbit Stew transport you to the heart of Malta, where the aroma of hearty stews fills the air and every spoonful is a taste of the island's culinary legacy.