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Halloumi Cheese

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I was at a BBQ about 6 years ago when someone grilled some Halloumi Cheese on the BBQ and I remember it being nice - then yesterday I was out shopping and there was this woman inths tore cooking some in a frying pan and tried some and it was sooo yummy - I ended up buying some


Anyone tried it? IF not I recommend it.

Anyway anyone got some good suggestions for what to use it for apart from just grilling and frying?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloumi_cheese

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I haven't tried it, but i do like fried cheese. Exceedingly abd for you but very tasty. Had deep fried Camembert and made parmessan aigrettes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You might need to soak it in water or at least rinse it well cos it tends to be overly salty

    I just tend to fry it with chilli :) nomnomnom
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    diddlybop wrote: »
    You might need to soak it in water or at least rinse it well cos it tends to be overly salty

    Yup I think I found that out last night - after I posted I sliced some up and fried it and it became well salty - I think also you got cut it fairly thick to leave it moist in the centre

    Do you mean soak or rinse off the surface salt?

    if soak .. then for how long?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    soak some red chillis in olive oil
    fry the halloumi
    sprinkle the chillis over it
    :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just drain the liquid off it, slice it up and fry it. I don't mind if it's sliced thinly or thickly because it all tastes good!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    its great for vegetarian kebabs.
    I like it barbequed too. Is really salty though
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    BunnieBunnie Posts: 6,099 Master Poster
    It makes a suprisingy nice sandwich

    get some beef tomatoes and slice
    spread some pesto on a ciabatta and then pop in toms and cheese.


    mmmm!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's nice with roasted red peppers as the sweetness goes well with the salty cheese.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sounds delicious!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm so trying the first recipe tomorrow, looks and sounds delicious :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I love it grilled and the saltiness is so yummy I wouldn't want to make it less salty.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I fried some more today - cut it thicker and then put it in a pan of water and rinsed with water and the water went really cloudy - seems like there was loads of salt in it.

    Had to wash it a few times to get off the excess salt - thing I may try soaking it next time for a while.

    Not sure if I should be frying it very slowly on a low heat or quickly on a high heat?

    Not tried grilling it yet
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Make a grilled cheese sandwich with it....the type of grilled sandwich that gets flatted...mmmmmm
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Amira wrote: »
    Make a grilled cheese sandwich with it....the type of grilled sandwich that gets flatted...mmmmmm

    Mind reader, I griddled some halloumi earlier and had it in a grilled pitta :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DG wrote: »
    Not sure if I should be frying it very slowly on a low heat or quickly on a high heat?

    Quickly in a high heat.

    I love halloumi but it is very salty.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mmmmm I love halloumi! :yum:

    Most of the time I roast vegetables in the oven (sweet potato, peppers, onions, garlic, mushrooms, aubergine etc) and chuck in pieces of halloumi with cherry tomatoes ten minutes before the end of cooking time. Usually serve this with couscous and sweet chilli sauce.

    Alternatively, I thread pieces of halloumi onto kebabs with peppers, mushrooms, onions etc and have this with rice.

    Sometimes I fry slices and have it with a balsamic vinegar salad with sesame seeds, or serve it in a pitta bread.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ahh, Cyprian cheeses. Try frying feta too. A Greek friend of mine did that for me and it turned great. I'm not sure it's as easy as throwing a piece of cheese on the pan though
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fry it up and put lemon juice on top and its devine!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mmm, I bought some today. I accidently got the "light" version with 33% less fat, I hope it still tastes as yummy.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Forgot to say...the only thing that puts me off halloumi is the fact that it's made from cow's, sheep's AND goat's milk.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I made some today but left it to soak in a pot of water for like 30 minutes before cooking - was hardly salty at all when I cooked it.

    also cooked it very fast on high heat
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nigella has loads of recipes in her books using it
    barbaquelicious
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Randomgirl wrote: »
    Mmm, I bought some today. I accidently got the "light" version with 33% less fat, I hope it still tastes as yummy.

    Incase ayone wondered it did taste okay.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    leese wrote: »
    nigella has loads of recipes in her books using it
    barbaquelicious

    I've seen a recipe of hers, I think it's halloumi and chilli :yum:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I just made pasta with the cheese and courgettes - just fried the too in a sauce pan - added pesto (from LIDL) and then the cooked pasta - very quick meal - tastes good too.
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