Recipes I find invaluable to have in my repertoire are the simple, speedy ones that I can seemingly pull from thin air with next to no time and effort, yet really deliver big flavour.
This is a simple, lively dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, light supper, brunch or lunch. Slices of salty halloumi are dusted with our own in-house BBQ spice blend, grilled til golden and drizzled with honey spiked with fiery chilli. The result is salty, sweet, smokey and delicious!
I'm sure you've noticed that the Hot Honey trend has really been heating up (I couldn't resist) over the last year or so. Everyone loves a condiment, and boy has this trend of adding chilli to honey exploded! And it's understandable. The combination of spicy chilli and sweet, rich, sticky honey is truly delectable. We love how easy it is to make: literally stir some chilli flakes or powder through honey, and it's ready to be added to chicken wings, pizzas (seriously, try it!), oven-baked brie, roast veg, salad dressings and stir-fries. For a delicious vegan alternative try using maple syrup instead of honey - the chilli pairs with it beautifully.
Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 15 mins
Drizzle of olive oil
1 packet (approx 180g) haloumi
1 tbsp Wild (Inner) West BBQ Blend
¼ cup honey
½-1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Mix honey and chilli flakes together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Cut haloumi into 6-8 slices. Sprinkle the spice mix over both sides of the halloumi slices.
Heat a frypan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add slices of halloumi to the pan and fry for 2-3 mins before flipping and frying the other side. Both sides should be golden. Remove from pan and pop them onto a serving plate, then drizzle with the chilli-spiked honey. Serve immediately on their own, on a bed of salad leaves or as part of a larger platter.
Pimp My Recipe
Add more chilli powder or cayenne pepper for a spicy kick.
A little lemon myrtle gives the BBQ spice mix a subtle and delicious lift. Just half a teaspoon of lemon myrtle added to 1 tbsp of the BBQ spice mix is plenty.
Not in a halloumi mood? This recipe works well with so many things. Here are some suggestions: sliced zucchini, sliced capsicum, sliced eggplant, mushrooms, firm tofu, corn on the cob, prawns, chicken tenders and octopus.
Don't have any of our Wild (Inner) West BBQ Blend in your pantry right now? Here's how to make enough for the halloumi recipe:
2 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp chilli powder (optional)
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1-2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp fine salt