I recently rediscovered Haloumi, if you do not yet know the salty cheese: you can use it fresh, fried, or cooked in pretty much any way you can think of. The cheese does not melt when you heat it which makes it a good substitute for meat—for the vegetarian in you.
Pasta: make what ever pasta you like recipe is for 2 persons
- 1/2 onion or one small onion
- 1/2 red chili (or 1/4 green & 1/4 red chili)
- 100 gr Haloumi
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes (by any means if you have fresh tomatoes use about 6-8 medium sized)
- Fresh basil & Oregano
- Black pepper
- 5-7 aglio alla Siciliana (or 1 glove of fresh garlic)
Tip: My frying pan has a glass coating so I only need a teaspoon of oil. Depending on your pan you may need a little more.
Tip: Aglio alla Siciliana is garlic pickled in oil with crushed chilies. My dad just had send me a couple of glasses and I discovered it works wonderfully in sauces.
Fry the onion & Haloumi until both are slightly browned
Add the chilies and fry for another minute or two
Add garlic, tomatoes and spices
Let simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce if thoroughly heated
Crash some black pepper on top