Vegetarian

January 17, 2012

Halloumi and Zucchini Gluten Free Fritters

 

Halloumi is a Middle Eastern cheese often used for grilling. Many people call it the ‘squeeky’ cheese. Halloumi is produced as a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk, and is similar to mozzarella cheese.

This cheese can be fried or grilled due to its high melting point and  halloumi is often paired with salads and fruits, particularly watermelon.  I LOVE IT!!

Ingredients:

  • 300g Zucchini
  • 4 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 200g halloumicoarsely grated
  • ¼ cup Gluten Free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill to garnish
  •  Cup Greek Yoghurt

How to make it work:

Coarsely grate the zucchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible in your hands or in a clean tea towel.  Combine the zucchini with the spring onion, halloumi, flour, eggs and dill.  Season well with salt and cracked pepper

Heat your oil- (use either rice bran oil or coconut oil) in a large heavy-based frying pan.  Form fritters (using heaped teaspoons of the mixture) and cook in batches for 2 minutes each side, or until golden and firm.  Drain on crumpled paper towels.  Top each fritter with ½ a teaspoon of yoghurt.

Makes 45 – so you can feed an army :)

Of course you can have these for lunch, for dinner, or as a snack. Hot or cold. You choose.

BBQ Maple Balsamic Tofu

Another incredibly simple but oh so tasty dish. There is a theme to my cooking. Simple fast, healthy and tasty. Time is of essence!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet extra firm tofu, cut into 8 slices
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to make it work:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl- not the tofu!!
  2.  Place tofu in a baking dish. Pour half of the marinade over tofu. Turn to coat.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes. Turn once.
  4. Heat the grill to medium high.
  5. Bring the remainder of the marinade to bubbling over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer for approx 10 minutes or until thick and syrupy.
  6. Grill tofu for 3-4 mins per side, whilst the marinade is reducing.
  7. Grill tofu on each side for 3-4 minutes and baste tofu with marinade with each turn.
  8. Drizzle remainder of marinade over tofu and serve with lightly sautéed broccoli, or greens of your choice. Quinoa for carbs, or pasta of your choice if you prefer.

 

 

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