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Cyprus: Griddled Halloumi Cheese with Beef Tomato


2 packets of halloumi cheese 1 large lettuce 2tbls olive oil 4tbls lemon juice 1 bunch of marjoram, chopped 4 beef tomatoes, skinned, cored and cut into wedges 75g pitted olives Salt & pepper Cooking Instructions:

Heat a griddle pan until hot. Cut the halloumi cheese into 16 slices and place on the griddle […]

Cyprus: Grilled Halloumi and Aubergine “Sandwich” with Spinach and Olive Oil Dressing


4 slices of Halloumi cheese 1 ½ cm (3/4”) thick slices1 medium aubergine trimmed and sliced lengthways in 1cm (1/2”) thick slices 4 tablespoons of olive oil 225g (8oz) fresh spinach leaves ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg salt and freshly ground pepper

Dressing: 6 tablespoons of virgin olive oil 2 medium tomatoes peeled de-seeded […]

Cyprus: Halloumi with Red Peppers, Capers and Olives Dressing


4 tbsp olive oil 8 slices Halloumi cheese, I cm (1/2″) thick 4 large peppers, cored, de-seeded and cut into 2cm (3/4″) strips 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp capers, rinsed and drained 16 black olives, stoned and drained 1 tbsp each of chopped fresh mint, and chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground […]

Cyprus: Trachanas Soup with Crushed Wheat Cooked in Sour Milk


145g trachanas or 1 glass trachanas, coarsely crushed 5 ½ glasses water 1 chicken stock cube ¾ – 4/5 glass Halloumi cheese in cubes

Cooking Instructions:

Rinse trachanas and soak overnight or several hours before cooking in 1 ½ glasses of water.

To cook, pour trachanas with any liquid left into a small pan, […]

Cyprus: Ravioles with Halloumi Stuffing


For the ravioles Ingredients: Dough, 1lb plain flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs lightly beaten 150-200ml cold water 200g Halloumi cheese (grated) 2 eggs 1-2 teaspoons dried mint To finish: Chicken stock, 75g melted butter, Grated Halloumi topping

Cooking Instructions:

Sift flour and salt into a large bowl or food processor. Add eggs and […]

Cyprus: Tava (Baked Lamb & Potatoes with Cumin & Tomatoes


2 red onions, roughly chopped 1.2kg potatoes, cut into large chunks 1kg lamb, also in chunks 4 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 3 teaspoons cumin seeds 125ml olive oil 4/5 ripe tomatoes, cut into thick slices 50g butter

Cooking Instructions: Preheat your oven to 180c, 350f, gas 4. Put the onion, potato and lamb in […]

Cyprus: Mushroom Strapetsada with Halloumi and Crispy Bacon


1 cup sliced Cremini mushrooms 1 cup Oyster mushrooms, large ones torn in half 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup diced onions or scallions 4-6 slices of Halloumi cheese, torn into pieces 6 eggs, beaten splash of cream or evaporated milk 4-5 strips of crispy bacon salt and pepper 1 tsp. fresh thyme […]

Cyprus: Lobster Eggs Benedict With Crispy Potato Pancakes & Bearnaise Sauce


the meat of 1 cooked/steamed lobster

For the Crispy Potato Pancakes: 4 medium potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold) 1/2 cup diced onions salt and pepper 1 Tbsp. corn starch oil for frying

For the Home Fry Croutons: 2-3 slices of cubed country bread (crusts removed) olive oil for frying 1 clove of minced garlic […]

Cyprus: Strapetsatha With Poached Eggs


1 cup of sliced cured smoked sausage (say Chorizo) 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 ripe, large tomatoes, passed through box grater 1 sweet banana pepper, diced 1 teaspoon salt + pinch of salt for poached eggs 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese 1 teaspoon dried Greek […]

Cyprus: Phyllo-Feta Cigars With Agourida & Niagara Ice Syrup Salad Dressing


4 sheets of thawed commercial phyllo 1/2 stick melted butter

Filling: 4 sticks/batons of Feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped walnuts zest of 1/2 lemon ground anise

Dressing: 2 Tbsp. verjuice (agourida) 1/2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard 1/4 cup extra-virgin Greek olive oil 1 small clove of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. chopped […]