grilled haloumi bruschetta with sweet tomato jam & mint
So, for this post I start easy since I am a bit rusty in the kitchen. I include this condiment that's going to transform the flavor of many dishes you might usually prepare. This sweet tomato jam goes well with almost anything you can think of. Most sandwiches, especially grilled cheese. Almost everything that comes off of a bbq, particularly vegetables like portobello mushrooms and pork chops. I found that it pairs nicely with most bean/rice combo salads, noticeably chickpeas.
Ingredients, tomato jam: - 1.5 kg tomatoes (try plum) - 2 white onions - 1.33 cup brown sugar - 0.5 cup lemon juice - 1/2 lemon zest - 1 cinnamon stick - 1 clove stud(literally) - 1 star anise - 0.5 cup sherry vinegar - 1 tbs ground coriander - 4 tbs olive oil - mint leaves - quality gluten free bread....does this exist in our known universe? - pack of haloumi cheese
Directions, tomato jam: 1. Chop the tomatoes and onions finely. In a wide pot add 2 tbs olive oil and sauté the onions on medium heat for at least 20 minutes until sweet and soft. 2. Once onions are ready, turn the heat up to high and add the vinegar cooking for about a minute. Add all other ingredients and reduce heat to low for a gentle simmer. Cook for as long as it needs to become jam like thick at least 90 minutes depending on the tomatoes. 3. Once ready allow to cool and store in a glass jar. 4. Cut the bread in slices 1 cm thick and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Toast until crispy. 5. Cut the haloumi in slices slightly thinner than the bread. Lightly oil a grill pan and cook the haloumi on medium/medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides turning once. Depending on the quality of the cheese 2-3 minutes per side. 6. Assemble in anyway you see fit just as long as the jam, bread and cheese enter the mouth together and top each slice with a mint leave.
Tools/ Equipment/ Machinery/ Ingredients:
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Chef's Knife 8" - Miyabi - http://amzn.to/2fUtyRK
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