Grilled Fig and Haloumi with Sticky Balsamic
The tree in our back yard is heavy with ripe figs and I am desperately trying to use them before the Rosellas get the lot. There has been jam, cakes and salads galore and luckily my family are very happy to eat the fruit straight from the tree, still warm from the sun. One of my favourite fig food matches is salty grilled haloumi. They make the perfect juxtaposition and when you add mint...Weeeellllllllll... life just gets a little bit better with each mouthful.
- Serves - 2
- Prep Time - 10 min
- Cook Time - 10 min
2 tbsp Sticky Balsamic- Premium Fig
3 ripe figs
1 cup baby rocket
2 tbsp pinenuts, toasted
2 tbsp EVOO
½ cup mint leaves
Slice the haloumi into 4 even pieces through the wide edge.
Slice the figs in half from top to bottom
Heat BBQ or grill plate to medium hot
Drizzle the cheese and figs with oil then grill the cheese each side until browned (2 mins each side) and the figs on the open
side only until caramelised (2 mins one side).
Lay the cheese on a service platter slightly overlapping. Top with the figs, then scatter with rocket an
Mint, before finishing with pine nuts and Sticky Balsamic in Fig.
Serve with grilled bread as a lunch or alone as an entree.