From calamari fritti to octopus to all the variations of fish in the sea, this seaside restaurant in St Julian’s is the place to be for all fish lovers in Malta.
Paranga is the InterContinental hotel’s seaside restaurant, located adjacent to the sparkly Mediterranean sea. The menu offers a crazy range of Sicilian flavours, and there’s something for everyone. Local fishermen deliver fresh fish and seafood daily, which can be paired with a specifically selected wine, aperitif or digestif.
They have such a wide variety of dishes, that they claim to be able to cook fish 100 different ways
Obviously, we can’t list all 100 dishes here. Because that would take forever to write – and forever to read. So instead, we’ve picked out some of our favourites, and the ones that sound the tastiest, to whet your appetite a bit.
Guazzetto di Pesce e Crostacei
The OG seafood dish – fresh clams, mussels, prawns, squid and filleted fish, served up in a light fish broth.
Linguine Artigianali di Gragnano IGT con Pesce Bianco, Purea di Melanzane e Basilico, Marmellata di Pomodorini
If you’re looking for something a little heartier to sate your appetite, why not go for this pasta dish? Gragnano flat thin pasta with white fresh fish in a delicate spicy white wine and wild fennel
sauce, aubergine and basil puree, and topped with cherry tomato & thyme marmalade.
Ombrina Arrosto, Caponata, Purè di Piselli
If you’re feeling particularly peckish, go for a pan-seared black meager fillet, with vegetable ratatouille, pea puree and rhubarb gel.
Polpo ai Ferri
Ever tried octopus? Look no further – this dish serves up barbecued octopus, alongside pea puree, potato and onion croquettes, ad sauteed green beans in garlic and tomato gel.
Risotto Acquerello ai Gamberi
What Mediterranean joint would be complete without a mouthwatering risotto? This one in particular is an acquerello risotto topped with prawns, squid, courgettes and prawn bisque.
Tortelli d’Aragosta e Granchio, Vellutata allo Zafferano
Fresh pasta parcels filled with lobster and crab, saffron veloute, fresh Romanesco broccoli, tomato julienne – have we got you salivating yet?
If you’re positively swooning at the thought of these fish dishes meeting your tastebuds, you need to check out Paranga in St Julian’s
And get your fair share of fresh seafood, paired with a glass of wine because you deserve it. Oh, and with their on point service all you will have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the view (and your meal).
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