Fried Halloumi with honey and black sesame is so easy I feel a bit naughty even categorising this as a Halloumi recipe!
Fried Halloumi is the famous Cypriot cheese is fabulous to cook with; its strong enough to hold up to some heat without melting away and I think tastes even better with a little charring to bring out some other flavours in the cheese.
Halloumi is naturally a salty cheese (usually stored in a brine) which is why it works wonders when complimented with something sweet; in this instance honey. The black sesame seeds add a nice little bit of crunch and texture (and look pretty!) sprinkled on top.
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Fried Halloumi can be great on it’s own (it’s fabulous by the way on the BBQ) but with a few extra seconds you can really have some fun with it. I really like my fried Halloumi with honey and black sesame if I want a really light lunch or as a side dish with some other small plates of food.
How to cook Halloumi is endless – you can grill Halloumi or even griddle Halloumi, but if you just want something quick to eat then pop it into a hot frying pan and you’re good to go! There’s not much I can say about this – just have a go and enjoy!
Fried Halloumi Recipe with Honey and Black Sesame Seeds
250g Halloumi cheese
1 tbl olive oil
3 tbl honey
1 tbl black sesame seeds
- Cut the Halloumi length ways just under an inch thick (be generous!)
- Fry the slices in a hot frying pan with a little olive oil until charred (will only take 30-60 seconds each side) don’t overcook or it will dry out.
- Lay the Halloumi cheese out on a platter, drizzle over the honey, scattering of sesame seeds (you could throw in a pinch of chilli flakes as well) and eat!
Goes great on it’s own or part of a meze!