Friday, August 17, 2012

Lemon and Thyme Halloumi with Chards





I have been so busy lately that I had no time for blogging, or visiting other blogs much (sorry!). And no time for taking photos of food either, or preparing photogenic dishes, for that matter. The other day I cooked some silver beet (chard), leaves and stalk separately. We had the leaves as a side, hot and dressed with some Japanese soy sauce and lemon juice, and I kept the stalks for the day after. I love lemon juice and have plenty of lemons now, this recipe is so simple that it is not even a 'recipe' but it is all I have time to post now, and I can assure you that it is magic!



Lemon and Thyme Halloumi with Chards

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 block of plain halloumi cheese
A few chard stalks, boiled in salted water and drained
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh thyme

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and then sauté the holloumi on both sides until the edges start to colour. Remove the Halloumi from the pan and add the chard stalks. Sauté them quickly too. Cut the halloumi in slices and place back over the piping hot chard stalks, drench with lemon juice, add fresh thyme and serve immediately. Everybody will ask you what you put in it!!!


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©




24 comments:

  1. Rieccomi!Ciao ALe!Beh, la mia cucina è messa peggio, praticamente in sciopero!!!Se non per cose basic visto il caldo Milanese :)
    Ponte di legno è quello in Valle Camonica, dove eri stata tu!Mi manca il clima della montagna, accidenti!
    Ti mando un bacione e mi segno questa bella idea, I love lemon juice too!Bacione

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  2. Quanto mi piace l'halloumi! E pure questa tua foto è bellissima!

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  3. piatto molto semplice, credo che siano i più difficili da fare. mi piace molto l'aspetto del tuo soprattutto lo sfondo blu sta veramente bene :)
    non conosco questo formaggio, sai per caso se in Italia c'è? (non che lo voglia provare, ma per sapere cos'è). grazie.

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    1. Sicuramente lo trovi nei negozi greci, altrimenti ho la ricetta di come si fa in casa qui (basta fare ricerca Halloumi). Ma puoi usare benissimo il tofu, tofu che con il limone e' buonissimo!

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  4. Ciao Ale, leggo che sei indaffaratissima, spero per cose comunque piacevoli e positive...io da lunedì tornerò al lavoro :(((
    Spero solo che diminuiscano un pò le temperature, ma tra un pò ci lamenteremo del freddo!
    Buon we a ter e riposati, se puoi

    loredana

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    1. Mi sarei riposata ma dovevo pulire la casa :-)! Ho provato con la forza del pensiero ma non funziona: il pavimento non si voleva auto-lavare accidenti!! Ma almeno ho dormito fino alle nove stamattina!!!

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  5. Look really delicious Alessandra!

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    1. Sorry I dont know! You can delete; i made only one time!

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    2. Done, but if feels so strange to delete good comments :-)

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  7. Hanno un aspetto delizioso! Li assaggerei subito :-)

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  8. Can you believe that I have never had halloumi cheese? Yours with chards looks so very tempting!

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  9. This reminds me of the cheese served in Greek places (at least here in the USA).
    Sounds delicious!
    Peace :)

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  10. OMG this sounds so good.

    BTW You are welcome to join in my monthly food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here for entry details and current theme. New theme each month. All bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

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    1. Thank you, even if this is not a soup :-)

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  11. a volte capita di non avere tempo e di essere prese da altro...ma non importa siamo sempre qui

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  12. Eccomi.... Dopo una pausa sabbatica dal blog e una misera settimana di ferie sno riuscita a venire a trovare i miei blog preferiti....tra questi il tuo c e sempre!!

    A presto, e non ti preoccupare siamo tutti sempre impegnati.... Baci baci

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  13. Solo una settimana? Spero che almeno ti sia divertita!

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  14. :) Simple and fresh! Delicious - such a versatile cheese.

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  17. Delicious and so easy to make..... :-)

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