I was set a challenge by Westfield Stratford City recently, to come up with my own version of one of their restaurant’s specialities. You can read all about the challenge and how it went on the Evening Standard website. In the meantime, here’s a quick video of me making the grilled halloumi wraps! Recipe below.
If you’re really dedicated, there’s a much longer version of the video which I’ll post later in the week, where I ramble on for quite a while while making the wraps. It’s not for the faint of heart.
For two large wraps:
- 2 wholemeal wraps
- olive oil
- 1 courgette, sliced into four long thin slices
- 1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
- 1 large red onion cut into eighths
- 2/3 block of halloumi
- fresh basil or pesto
- pine nuts
- Preheat your oven to 200°c.
- Lightly spray your onion eighths with oil and arrange on a baking tray. Roast in the oven for 30 mins.
- While the onions are cooking, chop up the rest of the veg and halloumi as above.
- When the onions have been in for half an hour, pop a griddle pan on a medium heat. Toss the red pepper in a little bit of oil and pop the strips on the griddle. Turn them regularly. You don’t want them to cook toooo much – you just want to give them a bit of caramelisation. They should still be juicy and slightly crisp.
- When they’re starting to take on a smidge of colour, push them over to one side and lay out the courgette strips, so the stripes go horizontally across the strips.
- Now, if you have a relatively small griddle pan (as I do), then transfer the peppers onto the baking tray with the onions and leave in the oven to stay warm. Now lay out the halloumi with the courgettes and cook until they get a lovely golden brown stripe. Turn then and the courgettes over and cook until golden.
- Now prep your wraps. Lay out some fresh basil leaves (or spread some pesto) on the wraps and lay the courgettes, red peppers, onions, and halloumi on top. Sprinkle some pine nuts over the veg and plonk some rocket on top.
- Fold the wrap up and shove it into your face! Enjoy!