Let's Go: Can I Make "Grilled Halloumi [Cheese]"?
Updated: Aug 24
I saw this recipe on the Food Network app and it looked good! The grill marks looked so nice on it, but it was hard to believe that I could grill cheese like that. Haha! :) I had seen Halloumi used on some cooking competition shows on the Food Network, but I had not tried it yet.
What is Halloumi?
"Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese traditionally made from goat's and sheep's milk, or a mixture of the two. Cow's milk is sometimes used. It's most appreciated as a grilling cheese because it maintains its shape when heated and grills well. Halloumi is moderately high in fat and a good source of protein. It's rich in calcium and is also a source of zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, and B vitamins."
What I used:
(I had batch cooked some before)
- Grill pan
I turned my grill pan on the stove on high until it was smoking hot. I cut the cheese into chunks.
Then I put the cheese on the grill...and wondering if there would be nice grill marks. Haha! :)
After 1 or 2 min., I flipped them! Wow! The grill marks looked really good!
I left them there for another minute or 2.
Then I put everything together!
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! I was so proud of the grill marks and it was really good! Halloumi is firm, sort of like tofu and has a slight saltiness to it. It kind of tastes like feta too. I wouldn't have probably tried Halloumi without seeing that class.
It's also a quick little appetizer and it's fancy looking and slightly exotic, like taking a trip to Cyprus. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!