Stuffat Tal-Fekruna

Maltese Turtle Stew

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mediterranean Seafood

By Alan Davidson

Published 1981

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Few readers will have the opportunity to try this fruity dish; but for the benefit of these few here is the recipe, based on that of Marie’ Vella.


  • 1 kg ( lb) fresh sea turtle
  • 2 onions, chopped


Scald the turtle meat, remove the skin and cut it into small pieces.

Heat the olive oil and fry the onions in it lightly until they turn translucent. Add the tomato purée (diluted with 225 ml (8 fl oz