Succulent Halloumi Cheese in rich, buttery and lemony sauce makes this delicious Cheese Piccata.
I know it is unusual for you to see a recipe like this. Cheese Piccata? You’ve eaten chicken, veal or fish piccata many times before, but cheese piccata is something new. And, indeed, it is. Ever since I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago, I’ve tried searching the web for recipes like this, but the search wasn’t successful. It is a tasty treat just waiting to be discovered…
Just what is piccata? It is a classic Italian dish made with butter, lemon, capers and wine. The meat or fish (or, in our case, cheese) is dredged in flour and fried quickly in butter or oil and then removed from the pan. The sauce is made in the same pan by combining wine, lemon juice, butter and capers; a combination that is hard to resist, right?
Remember, you are dealing with cheese in this recipe, so frying should be minimal. Just sear it quickly on each side until it browns and remove it from the hot pan. At the end, as you bring the cheese back to the pan, you’ll end up having soft, slightly melted cheese covered with the tangy sauce.
If you don’t have wine on hand, you may substitute it with chicken or vegetable broth.
Last ingredient I’d like to mention is THE CHEESE. Halloumi is a very popular Middle Eastern cheese that originated in Cyprus. It is made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk; however, halloumi can also contain cow’s milk sometimes. This cheese has a high melting point, which is why it can easily be fried or grilled. Halloumi is white, with a smooth layered texture (similar to mozzarella) and a salty flavor. You can find Halloumi cheese in big supermarkets and health food stores. Of course, it is possible to buy a good halloumi from Amazon.
Enjoy this quick and tasty Cheese Piccata, friends!!!