Halloumi & Asparagus Skewers with Orange Sauce
Dave and I are back in Ohio, we had a great time in Georgia, but now it's time to get back to the daily grind until our next trip which starts next Wednesday. Am I the only one who hates flying? I've only flown twice in my life (but both trips had so many layovers it's actually eight flights total) but I just hate flying. We bought tickets for a direct flight and it's not that long compared to flying to and from England, thankfully.
Tomorrow look for a Food Tour of Augusta and the day after there will be a Food Tour of Savannah. I took a ton of pictures at all of the foodie locations we went to and I needed to split it into two posts. Like with my Food Tour of England post, I'm going to try to recreate some of the recipes.
It's very appropriate considering that I had halloumi for the first time while I was in England. Halloumi is cheese that maintains it's shape when heated and can be grilled. It has an excellent flavor and it a great way to spice up your summer grilling routine. A warning, it is a little expensive, but it is one of the few ingredients that I splurge on.
Other Grilling Wednesday Posts: Bean and Squash Burgers.
Recipe from Kwestia Smaku.
-1 bunch asparagus, cleaned and sliced into one-two inch pieces
-1 block of halloumi cheese, sliced into flat square pieces
-freshly ground pepper and optional salt (note: the cheese can be quite salty)
-4 tablespoons orange jam
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
|Skewer two asparagus spears and one piece of halloumi cheese.|
Repeat until all ingredients are used.
|Mix together the ingredients for the orange glaze and brush over the skewers.|
|Cook on a well oiled grill until the Halloumi has grill marks.|
|If your grill is not well oiled the cheese will stick!|
This recipe got mixed reviews. I liked it the best out of everyone, I also really enjoy halloumi cheese. My brother and Dave thought it was just okay. For the most part the orange glaze wasn't very apparent, a lot of it cooked off during the grilling process. The orange taste was a little noticeable on some pieces of asparagus, otherwise it wasn't.