Minty Chili And Lemon Halloumi

You know what I did today?

I shopped until I dropped.

7 hours without music. The complete and utter garbage that the stores play this time of year does not count.

Holy Crow.

I need a great meal and a great song.

Here are both of those things.

The dressing on this Halloumi is fan-freakin’-tastic. Sweet from the mint sauce, tangy from the lemon, spicy from the chiles. (Oh, about how to properly spell Chiles….this explanation came from a discussion board:

“In the US, spellings with one “l” are preferred: chile or chili (plural: chiles or chilis.) In the UK, Australia and some other English-speaking countries, two “l”‘s are the norm: chilli and chillies. I’m not sure how Canadians spell the word.”)

Now, go get your chillie chiles and make some dinner.

Minty Chili And Lemon Halloumi


500g (11b 2oz) halloumi, sliced in 1cm (1/2 inch) thick pieces
2 red chillies, finely chopped
Zest 1 lemon
2 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs mint sauce
3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
120g package baby-leaf salad


1. Arrange the halloumi on a tray. Mix together the chillies, lemon zest and olive oil, and drizzle over the halloumi (make sure each piece is coated). Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge – reserve leftover marinade for the dressing.

2. Heat the barbecue or a grill pan and cook the halloumi for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Put the mint sauce and olive oil into a bowl with 1 tablespoon of the marinade, whisk until combined, then season with salt and pepper. Put the salad in a bowl and top with the halloumi. Drizzle over the dressing and serve.

Serves 6

Recipe from Woman & Home Dinner Tonight Magazine

I promised a great song.

This one is by the fabulous and very talented (songwriter, musician, mastering and mixing engineer) TW Walsh who hails from the Boston area.

“You make the call but I drop the dime
You sing the song but I make it rhyme”

Kick off your shoes. Grab your microphone. Sing in the kitchen. Loudly.
TW Walsh-Make It Rhyme

Make It Rhyme is from the album ‘Songs Of Pain And Leisure’. How I love that title.

Check out TW Walsh on his Website and buy his music there. While you are on the website, click onto TW Walsh’s Reading List. I read a ton, but have hardly read any of the books listed there. I’m going to have to look into them.


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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2 Responses to Minty Chili And Lemon Halloumi

  1. Ahh, but what did you serve with this treat? You survived the shopping! YAY! I’m procrastinating….
    Great song. Must hear more….

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