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Torta tal-Lampuki

Being an island surrounded by the sea, it makes perfect sense for the Maltese to use fish in a variety of their dishes.  Torta tal-lampuki is a pie made out of the fish known as the 'mahi-mahi', or the common dolphinfish.  These fish migrate past the Maltese islands from the end of August until around November.  The fresh fish are caught early in the morning and are transported to the fish market in Valletta on weekdays.  However, the fish caught on Sundays are sold in the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, on the south-east side of Malta.  The freshly-caught lampuki are cooked with tomatoes, onions, olives, capers and spinach and placed in a puff-pastry before being baked in the oven.