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Crispy Halloumi with Champagne Syrup and Grilled Peaches

Fresh peaches are grilled to bring out their sweetness and served with pan-seared halloumi and champagne syrup for a unique and impressive dish that’s perfect as an appetizer or dessert.

  • Yields: 4
  • Preparation: 40 minutes (+ 2 hours chilling time)

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
  • 8 oz (250g) SALERNO - Halloumi Cheese, cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices, patted dry
  • 1 cup (250mL) champagne, or sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) honey
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) vanilla extract
  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup (250mL) arugula
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) almonds, toasted and sliced

Instructions

  1. In small saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk together champagne and sugar; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes or until reduced and syrupy. Let cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 5 days.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium heat. Whisk together melted butter, honey and vanilla; toss with peaches. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until well-marked and tender. Set aside.
  3. In cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat, sear halloumi slices, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until crisp on the outside.
  4. Arrange arugula, grilled peaches and halloumi on serving platter. Drizzle with champagne syrup. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.
  • Replace peaches with pineapple spears or figs, or use a combination of the three if desired.
Photo of - Crispy Halloumi with Champagne Syrup and Grilled Peaches

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30mL) GAY LEA - Salted Butter, melted
  • 8 oz (250g) SALERNO - Halloumi Cheese, cut into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices, patted dry
  • 1 cup (250mL) champagne, or sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup (125mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15mL) honey
  • 1/2 tsp (2mL) vanilla extract
  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup (250mL) arugula
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) almonds, toasted and sliced

Products Used

GAY LEA - Salted Butter Photo of - GAY LEA - Salted Butter