Monday, June 02, 2008

Haloumi Baked in Vine Leaves

Haloumi Baked in Vine Leaves
From Donna Hay Magazine, Summer Issue 37

Prep time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 10 minutes
Makes: 8 pieces (they are small but powerful, so figure 2 per person)

8 vine leaves in brine, rinsed and patted dry
250g/8oz haloumi cheese, sliced ( I cut them in quarters to fit the vine leaves)
2-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, coarsely chopped
Black pepper to taste
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Lemon wedges to serve.

1. Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C

2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment (just for easy clean up).

3. To prepare the packets…lay a vine leaf on a flat surface, place slice of haloumi in center. Top with oregano, garlic slice, a few grindings of pepper and a small drizzle of olive oil. Fold leaves over the filling and place on the baking sheet (I did mine folded sided down).

4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the leaves are crispy and the cheese starts to melt.

Serve with lemon wedges.


Anonymous said...

this sounds amazing! I love halloumi, and this is really interesting way of cooking it!

Many thanks for the great entry! :D

Bellini Valli said...

I made something similar but with regular goats cheese. Halloumi would work really well too and stand up to the BBQ:D

White Rose said...

I, too, LOVE halloumi; I also love dolmades, so thank you so much, Ruth, for posting this!

Johanna said...

these look great - I can just see them on a plate of nibbles or starting a meal

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks all for dropping by. These little packets are a very tasty treat indeed. I guess we should all thank Donna Hay.