As lovers of all things sweet and savoury, we're excited to share with you three delicious recipes using halloumi with honey from The Snowdonia Honey Co. These recipes are easy to follow and require only five ingredients or less. Let's get started!
Recipe 1: Fried Halloumi with Warmed Welsh Wildflower Honey
- 227g of Halloumi cheese, pat dry and cut into ½-inch sticks
- 170g of The Snowdonia Honey Co. Welsh Wildflower Honey
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- Crushed red pepper flakes (optional) if you like a bit of background heat
- In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add halloumi sticks and fry until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and place on a serving dish.
- In a small saucepan, warm honey over low heat until it becomes runny.
- Drizzle honey over the halloumi sticks and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes (if using).
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Recipe 2: Honey Glazed Halloumi
- 227g of Halloumi cheese, pat dry and cut into 8 slices
- 2 tablespoons of The Snowdonia Honey Co. Heather Blend Honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Blot outside of halloumi dry with a paper towel.
- Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Carefully add halloumi slices to a hot pan, then cook until golden brown on the bottom.
- Flip, then cook until light golden brown on the other side.
- Drizzle honey over the halloumi slices and continue cooking until the honey starts to caramelise and form a glaze.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Recipe 3: Fried Halloumi Bites with Welsh Soft Set Honey
- 227g of Halloumi cheese, pat dry and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 170g of The Snowdonia Honey Co. Welsh Soft Set Honey
- ½ teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 egg, beaten
- 50g of cornmeal
- Place cornmeal in a shallow dish.
- Dip halloumi pieces in beaten egg, then coat in cornmeal.
- Place on a large plate or baking sheet while you coat the remaining halloumi.
- Mix honey with chilli garlic sauce and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
- Fry halloumi bites until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Remove from heat and place on a serving dish.
- Coat the halloumi with honey and serve immediately.
Halloumi with honey is a delicious and easy recipe that can be made in a variety of ways. The Snowdonia Honey Co. honey adds a unique flavour to the dish and complements the salty, chewy texture of the halloumi. When frying halloumi, be careful not to toughen or burn it. A good sear is all you need to achieve a crispy exterior while maintaining a soft and gooey interior. The honey can be sticky, so it's important to warm it GENTLY before drizzling it over the halloumi.
We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the origin of halloumi cheese?
A: Halloumi is a Cypriot cheese that has been enjoyed for centuries, and it's also popular in the Middle East and Europe. It's a brined cheese that's made from a mix of goat, sheep, and sometimes cow's milk.
Q: What is halloumi with honey?
A: Halloumi with honey is a delicious appetizer that involves pan-frying halloumi cheese until it's crispy and golden, then serving it drizzled with honey and sprinkled with thyme. The combination of salty cheese and sweet honey is simply divine.
Q: What ingredients are needed to make honey halloumi?
A: To make honey halloumi, you'll need halloumi cheese, honey, thyme, lemon zest and juice, and some oil for frying. You can also experiment with different herbs and spices to add extra flavour.
Q: Can halloumi be substituted with any other type of cheese?
A: Halloumi is a unique cheese that has a salty taste and high melting point, which makes it perfect for frying. While you can try substituting it with a similar cheese like queso blanco, it won't have the same texture and flavour as halloumi.
Q: How do I make honey halloumi?
A: To make honey halloumi, start by cutting the cheese into 1/2-inch slices and marinating them in a mix of lemon zest, thyme, and oil for at least 30 minutes. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat, then add the halloumi and fry for a few minutes on each side until crispy and golden. Drizzle honey over the halloumi and serve while still warm.
Q: What are some tips to make perfect honey halloumi?
A: To make perfect honey halloumi, make sure to dry the cheese well before frying to avoid excess moisture. Also, don't overcrowd the pan while frying as this will cause the cheese to steam instead of fry. And finally, dress the halloumi with honey and thyme while it's still hot for the best flavour.
Q: What are some serving suggestions for honey halloumi?
A: Honey halloumi is a versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer or as part of a light lunch or dinner. You can serve it with a fresh salad, some crusty bread, or even with some grilled veggies.
Q: What are some delicious recipes featuring honey halloumi?
A: Honey halloumi can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a larger meal. For a summery barbecue, try grilling halloumi and serving it with lemon juice and za'atar. Or for a more substantial meal, try adding honey halloumi to a Greek-style wrap with hummus, veggies, and tzatziki sauce.
Q: How should I store leftover honey halloumi?
A: If you have leftover honey halloumi, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply place the halloumi in a pan over medium heat until it's warmed through.