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YIELDS:

4 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 2 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 5 mins

TOTAL TIME:

0 hours 7 mins

ingredients

8 Oz. Halloumi Cheese
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1/4 Tsp. Calabrian Chili flakes
1 Tsp. Sesame Seeds
2 Tbsps. Honey

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

2. Slice the Halloumi cheese into “fries” and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Cook the cheese until golden brown on side one, flip and continue browning on all sides until golden brown. (about 5 minutes).

4. Mix the honey and chili flakes in a small bowl.  Serve the Halloumi on a platter or individual dishes drizzled with the honey and sprinkled with the sesame seeds. Serve with your choice of fruit (mango, cherries, grapes, nectarines and berries are all great options) or a cucumber and tomato salad.  I personally, just love to eat them dipped in the honey on their own.  Enjoy.

NOTES: Halloumi cheese is a semi-soft goat or sheep milk cheese.  It has a very high melting point so it is great to fry or grill.  The first time I had it was at a Greek restaurant and I loved it.  Think of it as a Greek substitute for Mozzarella sticks only you don’t need to do the whole breading station.  The cheese sticks fry up on its own without any coating.

Halloumi is very salty so by drizzling it with the honey and adding the chili flakes and sesame seeds, you get that whole “sweet, salty and slightly crunchy” thing going on.  This is a great first course and I love serving it if I’m doing a whole Meditterean feast or Greek meal.  If you like that idea, try my Whipped Feta with Cucumbers, my Lamb Meatball Souvlaki and don’t forget my Classic Hummus.

This makes a great menu for an outdoor BBQ or afternoon get together with friends.  If you like these recipes, be sure to sign up for my newsletters and I’ll have recipes sent right to your inbox.

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