Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette
Firstly I must apologies for my lack of posts recently, it’s just a combination of the end of term and a real lack of time. It’s the actual holidays now, so I’m going to try and post one a week, twice if the going is really good. I guess most of us are in the same boat time wise at this time of year, seasonal hazard!
Back to this post though, I recently saw a vegetable lasagne that Freya (Writing at the Kitchen Table) had made, and it reminded me that I like to make Delia (Smith’s) roasted vegetable lasagne in the summer time. Actually there are a good number of recipes from Delia Smith's Summer Collection by Delia Smith that I love to make, it was a real pioneering book for summer food. It’s testament to how great a book it is that the recipes haven’t dated, and are just as fresh now as they were in 1993 when it was first published.
The following recipe is one of our favourites and Keith requested it the other day. It’s lovely in the summer time, but I sometimes make it as a Sunday supper if we have eaten a traditional Sunday lunch at lunchtime in the winter. Yesterday we went for a drive during the day, it was a really enjoyable day, sunny, but not blazing with a nice breeze, with a stop along the way for some ice cream and the beach for little one. We went to a hotel for Sunday lunch, and it was lovely, I like Sunday lunch in the summer time – as long as it’s not my oven on making the house a furnace!
So when we came home this is what I made for supper, accompanied by some warm pita bread. I usually make the dressing as per the book, but sadly my limes had gone a bit brown and shrunken, so I used lemon juice instead. If you like the salty sharp taste of halloumi and gutsy salad dressings this one is for you. I have fried the cheese in the past without the flour coating, but it’s better with it – more crusty and delicious!
I won’t type out the recipe, as Deila’s Summer book is a multi million bestseller, so I’m guessing most bloggers and readers will have one! Expect to see more from The Summer Collection soon – it’s the season you know!
Edit: Here is a link for the recipe from Delia's Website.