No doubt your well aware of Halloumi cheese.
But, just in case... in the unlikely event you've never heard of it (working on the basis that everything is new to everyone at some point!) Let me quickly explain that it's a Cheese, from Cyprus made from a mixture of Goats and Sheep's milk, and it has two quite unusual properties....You can Fry it, and it won't melt....and it 'squeaks' on your teeth when eaten.....best of all, it tastes fantastic.
Here's a recipe for a quick rough and ready dinner or lunch, which uses Halloumi.....my Girlfriend doesn't like Mushrooms much, so for her I bake tomatoes instead , so - feel free to use either, the method is the same.
Baked Mushroom/Tomato Sandwich with Garlic, Dijon and Halloumi.
Half a Ciabatta per person.
A couple of Medium Portobello Mushrooms per person (or 3 Medium Tomatoes per person, halved).
1 Clove garlic finely sliced.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Few sprigs of Flat leaf Parsley - chopped.
20g Unsalted Butter - diced.
Halloumi - cut into roughly 1cm thick slices - 2 slices per person.
Half a Lemon
Pre-Heat the oven to 200C.
Arrange the Mushrooms and/or Tomatoes on a baking tray and cover them with the garlic, flat leaf parley, salt+pepper - dab everything with the butter. Put in the oven for 20 Min's.
Cut open your Ciabatta, drizzle one side with the Olive Oil, smear the other side with the Dijon.
Heat a frying pan, and cook fry the Halloumi slices on each side until golden - 1-2 Min's per side.
Assemble your roll by placing the baked Mushrooms or Tomatoes in your Ciabbata, lay the Halloumi slices on top - and finally a quick squeeze of lemon juice over the top.