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Old 07-11-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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Question Halloumi Cheese

I picked up some semi-soft white olive cheese and that disappeared quickly with fresh bread, fruit and wine. I have another called Halloumi that I have never tried. After I brought it home I realized it has mint on it. I'm not sure what to do with it as I'm not a big fan of mint except in tea. Any ideas?

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #2
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Typically, it is grilled up, just until getting gooey, and served with pita bread.

With mint, I imagine the same grilled treatment would work, and then drizzle a little honey on it, maybe have some citrus segments with it too.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Ooooh, saganaki! Love this stuff! Opa!

http://greekfood.about.com/od/appeti...riedcheese.htm
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:17 PM   #4
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Check out Food Network Magazine, July/August

there is a Watermelon and Halloumi appetizer by Michael Symon in there.
He marinates the watermelon - shallot/garlic/salt/red wine vinegar/honey/EVOO, sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds and fresh mint..... places the melon on top of the grilled Halloumi, hmmmmm...

... sounds scrumptious - have just learned about Halloumi and am experimenting with it. It is very salty, best grilled with some sort of accompaniment.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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Maybe having mint in it, it's intended to be served with lamb?

I like Halloumi cheese fried in some olive oil until it's brown and starting to get gooey then serve on pita/flatbread.
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My understanding is that it is just an appetizer, but thank you!

sounds like the perfect appetizer to go with a lamb entree! Hah! move over Iron Chefs, we're sneaking up on yuh.
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I need to look out for this cheese! It sounds SO good! Is it common enough to find at the supermarket or do I need to go to a specialty store?
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:16 AM   #8
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I've found plain Halloumi at both Trader Joe's and Wegmans. Have never seen the mint one. Since we're not fond of mint I'll have to make sure I don't pick up this variety.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:03 AM   #9
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Whole foods has it. We got some once and tried it grilled. Pretty good.

Just FYI, we tried a melon/cheese dish once. It wasn't halloumi, maybe ricotta salata? Never again, it was really weird tasting. And it was a recipe from somebody or someplace trustworthy. I'll have to look it up later as am not at home.
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I have all three within a stone's throw. I'll check it out! Thanks!!
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