I was so happy when I discovered that some of the local supermarkets here started stocking Halloumi cheese. (I used to only be able to find it in a specialist cheese shop in the city centre and they only had it in big tins). This recipe is one that has often been churned out in my mother’s kitchen and I’ve taken the recipe with me to Denmark. If you like a taste sensation, this recipe is for you!
Serves 4 as a starter
1 Halloumi cheese
2 tablespoons flour, seasoned with salt & pepper
oil for cooking
Juice & zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 heaped tablespoon capers
1 clove garlic, grated
1 heaped teaspoon wholegrain mustard (regular Dijon also works)
bunch of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
2 tabelspoons extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
Coriander to garnish
1. Mix the dressing ingredients together.
2. Unwrap the cheese and dry it with kitchen paper. Slice the block into eight slices.
3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
4. Press the slices of cheese into the seasoned flour, coating both sides. Add them to the hot pan.
5. Fry until golden, about 1 minute on each side.
6. Serve immediately with the dressing poured over and topped with a little coriander.
7. Serve with toasted pita bread or similar.