Recipes

HALLOUMI CHEESE WITH LIME AND CAPER VINAIGRETTE

12 oz Halloumi Cheese*
2 tbsp flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

For the dressing:
Juice and zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp capers, drained
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp grain mustard
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
salt and freshly-ground black pepper
To garnish: Fresh sprigs of cilantro

*Halloumi is available at Whole Foods Market and other specialty foods stores. 

First of all, pat the Cheese dry with paper towels. Then, using a sharp knife, slice it into eight slices, including the ends. Now dredge in seasoned flour. Prepare the dressing by simply beating all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. When you're ready to serve the Halloumi, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When the oil is really hot add Cheese to the hot skillet—they take 1 minute on each side to cook, so by the time the last one's in, it will almost be time to turn the first one over. They need to be a good golden color on each side. Serve them on warmed plates with the dressing poured over and garnished with the cilantro sprigs.