Kawlata – Maltese Pork soup with the vegetable focus on pumpkin and cabbage. What a great combination!


1 onion diced
2 cloves garlic crushed
600 grams pork shoulder or any other fatty cuts of pork meat
400 grams sausages sliced
2 celery sticks diced
2 carrots diced
1 kohl rabi diced
500 grams cabbage chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 teaspoon coriander seeds lightly crushed
1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 medium potatoes chopped
2 litres boiled water
1 tablespoon vegetable stock
1 small bunch parsley chopped to serve
Olive oil for frying

Yield: 4 servings


1. Fry the onion for 5 minutes on medium heat with olive oil until softened in a large soup pot.

2. Add in the garlic, pork and sausages and fry for a further five minutes until browned.

3. Add all other ingredients except the stock and water. Fry for a few minutes.

4. Add in the water and stock and bring to a boil.

5. Reduce to a slow simmer and leave on the stove top for 3 hours.

6. Add in the parsley and serve!