Halloumi Kebabs

Although I am drawn towards eating meat I think sometimes vegetarian dishes can look nicer – I mean they just try harder (perhaps to make up for the lack of chewy flesh or something).

One revelation since meeting my wife is halloumi cheese. In my world if you cook cheese it melts. And you certainly can’t fry cheese – it just turns into a brown crisp. But halloumi has strange, maybe even mystical, properties. You can nuke that stuff and it keeps itself together. You can treat it like a lump of tenderloin pork and it will come out singing.

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I got some halloumi cheese and made some kebabs:

Ingredients

  • 1 block halloumi cheese
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 red chilli
  • 6 shallots
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 punnet of button mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mint jelly

First off mix the oil, chopped up chilli, garlic, lemon juice and mint jelly in a bowl:

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Now chop up the pepper into big chunks, halve the shallots and add to the bowl together with the cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and the chunked halloumi:

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Mix the ingredients together and then leave to marinate in the fridge for a half hour. Get a couple of long skewers (metal preferably) and alternate vegetables and cheese chunks till you reach the ends:

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Place your kebabs on a baking tray lined with silver foil and place under a grill. Cook for about 10 to 15  mins, turning frequently to prevent the cheese from catching too much:

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Once done to your liking serve with some garlic ciabatta, sour cream with chives, and some salad (if your in a really healthy mood):

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36 thoughts on “Halloumi Kebabs

  1. Really interesting & now I’ll have to see what this halloumi cheese is all about. Curious that it doesn’t melt all over the place.
    How’s the reception on that pepper?
    p.s.: friends don’t let friends eat tofu.

  2. Loved the space alien peppers. Where is the other worldly wine glass? Actually, you can fry cheese. I’ve deep fried mass quantities using an egg wash and crumb coating. Cleanup is ugly. Better yet, stick to Halloumi kebabs or go to your local State Fair for the latest in fried things.

  3. I have only eaten kebabs with meat. But this is even better and healthier. I really need to get out more, I have never eaten halloumi cheese! And it sure sounds and looks delicious. Your recipe is such a great idea for the holidays!

  4. Another of your faithful readers stumped by your “new” ingredient. I feeel like the first one out on the American show, “Chopped.” Now – where to find it?
    PS: I especially like the red pepper space alien.

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