Halloumi and Honey Just Works!
Growing up with my parents’ BBQ, they always cooked Halloumi. Naturally, that has meant nearly every time I do a BBQ with friends and family it makes an appearance. It just works on the BBQ.
I came across a recipe where Feta had been wrapped in Filo pastry, and it gave me the idea of trying a similar recipe but with Halloumi. This is really simple to put together and having the addition of the honey really makes this dish incredibly delicious.
Preparation and the Cook
I like to think most the dishes I cook are simple and straightforward to cook and this definitely falls into that category.
Slice your Halloumi into 1cm slices. Typically this will give you 6 or 7 from the block. Using shop-bought filo pastry (unless you are gifted enough to make your own) take 1 sheet and slice it in half. Wrap each piece of cheese in the half of the pastry and set to one side. This doesn’t have to be neat either.
Next, I prepped the honey glaze before directly cooking the wrapped Halloumi using my Petromax cast-iron skillet. These Petromax skillets are so versatile.
This dish just works. It actually gives the halloumi a slightly different taste and texture. The honey adds some lovely sweetness and this makes for a great starter or small lunch. Try it you won’t regret it!
Filo Wrapped Halloumi with Honey
- Weber 57cm Kettle GBS
- Petromax Cast-iron Skillet
- 3 sheets Filo Pastry
- 1 block Halloumi
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
- 2 tbsp Rapeseed Oil
- 4 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Take 3 sheets of Filo Pastry and slice in half. Slice your Halloumi in 1 cm slices – this should give you around 6-7 pieces. Place a slice of Halloumi on a sheet of filo and wrap. This does not have to be neat. Repeat and wrap all your halloumi slices and place to one side.
- Light your BBQ and whilst that coming up to cooking temperature, mix the honey and white wine vinegar in a pan and slowly heat through.
- When the BBQ is ready to cook on, place your cast-iron skillet directly over the coals. Once the skillet has heated up add your rapeseed oil and allow this to heat up.
- Brush the filo in olive oil and then place in the hot oil. Cook for 4 minutes and then flip them over. Brush with the honey glaze and sprinkle with some sesame seeds.
- Cook for another 4 minutes and then remove the Halloumi from the BBQ. Plate up and then drizzle some more of the honey glaze over the Halloumi.