I really love the taste of halloumi cheese, or squeaky cheese as we often refer to it, from the noise it makes when you bite into it. Sometimes, the halloumi can be really rich and buttery, but this dressing will definitely offset and cut through all of the richness of the Halloumi.
1 Halloumi cheese
2 tbs Flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tbs Olive Oil
For the dressing
1 Lemon, zest and juice
1 tbs White wine vinegar
1 tbs Capers in brine, drained
1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp Grain mustard
2 tbs Coriander leaves, finely chopped
2 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper
Preparation and cooking
Unwrap the cheese and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut into 8 slices, then dip both sides of the cheese into the seasoned flour. Add the oil to a frying pan and turn the heat up to high. When it’s really hot, place the halloumi cheese into the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side. Do not overcrowd the pan, and cook in batches if necessary. They need to be good and golden on each side, and should be removed to a serving plate when done.
Whilst the cheese is cooking (and keeping an eye on it), make the dressing by whisking all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Serve the cheese right away, with the dressing poured over the halloumi, and warmed pitta breads.