I like halloumi, let me correct that - I love halloumi, but sadly my husband equates halloumi with a bad food reaction he had a long while back and has avoided it ever since. However in the last few months, I am glad to say it has been slowly creeping back, albeit cautiously into his diet and I am secretly pleased about this as I can start cooking with the squeaky salty chew once again.
Well one of his most favourite dishes is a Roasted Tray Bake, a very simple recipe. This time though instead of roasting the vegetables in a little oil, I also coated the vegetables with some home-made Jamaican Jerk Paste.
This is essentially Nigella Lawson's Double Potato Halloumi Bake, but spiced up with a little attitude by the addition of homemade Jamaican Jerk Paste and fresh thyme. Also please don't feel restricted by the vegetables listed below, You can choose any vegetables you like, just make sure you chop them up so they roast and are ready at the same time.
|Halloumi slices ready for its blast in the oven to go golden crispy around the edges!|
For the Roasted Vegetable Tray Bake
Ingredients for 2
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
2 - 4 tablespoons Jamaican Jerk paste (or to taste)
Red and yellow pepper
Freshly ground black pepper
For the jerk paste
Follow recipe here. or use ready-made, I won't tell anyone.
In a large bowl, coat all the vegetables in the oil, Jamaican Jerk Paste, thyme leaves and black pepper and coat well.
Transfer and spread onto a baking tray and roast in preheated oven gas mark 4/180 for 35 - 45 minutes or until golden brown and cook through.
Five minutes before serving, Optional: sliced Halloumi or chopped Feta Cheese or vegan alternative to warm through.