Halloumi With Sweet Chili Sauce

"The idea for this recipe came to me one evening when I felt the need to counter the siren call of the halloumi’s saltiness with some sweet-and-heat. I use a copper pixie-pan for the quick sauce – which takes all of 4 minutes – but if you don’t have one, just make more and keep it afterwards in a sealed jar, heating up what you need on further occasions."
 
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photo by Nigella Lawson photo by Nigella Lawson
photo by Nigella Lawson
Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
2
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ingredients

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directions

  • Slice 2 of the chillies, leaving the seeds in, then de-seed the third and chop it into fine dice (this is for full-on fieriness; you may de-seed more cautiously if you wish) and add to a small pan – ideally, the sort sold as a butter-melting pan – along with the honey, and squeeze in 1 teaspoon of lime juice from one half of the lime. Put the pan on the smallest ring on the hob and bring to a bubble, then turn the heat down low, and let it foam away for 4 minutes. Stir frequently and do not leave the pan unattended, otherwise it will foam over the hob. Remove from the heat.
  • Before you turn to the halloumi, arrange a few salad leaves on 2 plates, and pour as much or as little oil over them as you want. Cut the un-juiced half of the lime into wedges, and pop one on each plate if so wished.
  • Slice the halloumi block into 8 pieces, and heat a cast-iron or heavy-based frying pan. When it’s hot, add the slices and cook them – without any oil in the pan – for 30–60 seconds until they are tiger-striped underneath, then turn the slices over and cook until the underside is patchily bronzed, too.
  • Remove the halloumi to the salad-lined plates and spoon the lipstick-red pieces of chili in their honeyed glaze over the cheese. Eat immediately. Not hard to do.

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Author of best-selling cookbooks and host of a beloved television series, Nigella is a household name in the kitchen. Her new series, Simply Nigella, is all about creating recipes that make you feel better and more alive.
 
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