Friday, 21 September 2012
Submission Of the Week: Charlotte's Fried Halloumi
Coming back from the Shire a few weeks ago I was moaning about the weight of my suitcase, I have an issue with overpacking for a weekend in the countryside. When I got back to Brixton I realised that mother Keohane had in fact stuffed it with a couple of beautiful home grown courgettes, home grown runner beans, home grown & home pickled beetroot, a few different chilli jams, some grain mustard & a packet of halloumi cheese. I love that woman. So I decided to treat little Stace to a tasty dinner. Also the boyf brought me a basil plant that somehow hasn't died...yet. I made fried halloumi with a capers, lime & corriander dressing and grilled tomatoes with olive oil, garlic & basil. It's super easy to make & my little Stace was tres impressed. All you need is a big bunch of corriander, a teaspoon or grain mustard (cheers mama), a couple of cloves of garlic, a tablespoon of capers, the zest & juice of 1 lime, olive oil & white wine vinegar. Chop it all up & mix it up in a jug, chuck it in the fridge for 30 mins & it's done. Slice the tomatoes, grill them bottom up then top up till they start to soften, put olive oil, crushed garlic, basil, salt & pepper on top & chuck back under. (Watch the basil doesn't burn. Slice the halloumi, not too thin, drop it in a tiny bit of flour & black pepper, & fry in a hot pan till golden. Chuck it on a plate & plonk the dressing on top. Delicious. Although we've both eaten enough garlic to keep Dracular at bay for a least 2 weeks....sexy.