Monday, April 18, 2011

Grilled Halloumi Skewers

Life-long friends of ours live in Cyprus and many years ago introduced us to halloumi, a traditional Cypriot cheese.  You've got to try this stuff!  Affectionately labeled "squeaky cheese", we were immediately hooked!  This cheese has a high melting point and is sturdy enough to withstand a skewer, so my mom and I fired up the grill.  The results were delicious served over quinoa.  We chose to go the vegetarian route (shallots, green pepper, zucchini and halloumi), but you could easily add chunks of meat.  We simply brushed everything with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.  Yummy!

If you are able to find halloumi, get enough to also try slices pan-fried and in a pita with cucumbers, tomatoes and a bit of hummus.  Wow.  

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