Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Halloumi and Fig Sandwich

This is the first time i m cooking fresh figs. Can you believe this? I m wondering why i didn't try it before. Thanks to +Chef Mireille Fig & halloumi sandwich, i tried them. 
This recipe was in my bookmarks for a very long time now. Everytime, i see halloumi cheese, i will pick it up, think about the sandwich. Thanks to Cooking Carnival 2016 and the theme Sandwiches, i finally made the recipe.
Halloumi is a Cypriot semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled
It is often garnished with mint, in the belief that halloumi keeps better and stays fresher and more flavorsome when wrapped with mint leaves.Keeping with the tradition, many packages of halloumi contain fragments of mint leaves on the surface of the cheese.
We loved the cheese, It gives a great texture to the sandwich. So be generous with cheese slices. The saltiness of the cheese with the sweetness of the figs and the pungent onion, creates a wonderful taste-drama in your mouth.
Ingredients
8 slices of bread
200grams halloumi cheese
2 figs, sliced into roundels
1 large onion, cut into roundels
butter for toasting the bread
Method
  • Cut the cheese into thick squares. Heat up a pan, Place the cheese slices 3 or 4 at a time, drizzle 1 or 2 tsp of oil on top. Shallow fry on both sides, in a simmer flame. Remove the cheese on to a separate plate. Repeat the same with remaining slices.
  • Wash and cut the figs, into roundels. 
Assembling the sandwich

  • Place 3 slices of cheese on a slice of bread, top it with 2 roundels of figs and 2 roundels of onion. Close it with another slice. Repeat the same with rest of the bread.
  • Toast the bread to make it warm and serve it with your favorite sauce. I served them with Jalapeno & tomato sauce. It was out of the world!


   

18 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious, Priya!! Am loving your sandwich series. All simple recipes and yummy ones.

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  2. That is an interesting combination for the filling Priya. Looks so good...

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  3. What an interesting filling Priya! This would have tasted awesome.

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  4. This is one such interesting sandwich,will try it soon.Enjoying your sandwich series..

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  5. I have been eating fresh figs here in Spain and i am tempted to carry some of these to try this special sandwich , it sounds so delicious.

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  6. A very interesting filling and the sandwich looks yumm.

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  7. reminding me of this so much Priya - wish I could get some fresh figs right now but such a scarcity in NYC - we dont have jalapeno ketchup here must be so good with it!

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  8. Never tried that cheese.. let me see where I can find them here. I am yet to get acquired to goat cheese.. but in sandwich I think it should be perfect.

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  9. My mouth is watering here and the filling went in this sandwich is seriously something fantastic to give a try, now i have to make this sandwich soon.

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  10. I wonder how it might taste, won't the fig give a very sweet taste and contrast the other flavours?..or is that the objective..anyway that cheese sounds yummy

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  11. Yes valli, it tastes amazing. Sweet figs, salty cheese along with onions gives great flavors. Fruits and halloumi are a great combination it seems.

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  12. What an amazing combination of sweet figs and salty halloumi. My mouth's watering just by thinking of the combination.

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  13. excellent combo there ! I do get fresh figs but halloumi must be definitely expensive !

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  14. The one sandwich that is keeping me u at night. I hve never eaten this combo but your pictures are so yummy I will live on them for the rest of my life.

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  15. Another wonderful recipe Priya. Loving this sandwich series already!

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  16. sandwich sounds interesting. Alas!! No halloumi cheese here :( BTW, your bread slices also sound different. Some special bread??

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  17. I haven't tasted halloumi cheese yet but the contrasting flavors of the filling must be working in this sandwich.

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  18. That is a lovely combo...we do get fresh figs now...may be I can make this

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