Charred Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers with Fragrant Rice

Charred Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers with Fragrant Rice
PREP TIME 15 MINS
COOK TIME 5-10 MINS
SERVES 4 to 6

Charred Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers with Fragrant Rice

This colourful and fragrant dish is a fantastic crowd pleaser and the veggies can easily be swapped out for anything in season. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes ahead of time.

PREP TIME 15 MINS
COOK TIME 5-10 MINS
SERVES 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Couscous
  • Small pinch of Saffron
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil, plus more for frying
  • Zest and juice of 1 Lemon, juice divided in half
  • 2 medium Zucchini, peeled into thick ribbons
  • 450 g Halloumi, cut into 3 cm chunks
  • 2 medium Red Capsicums, cut into big chunks
  • 1 tbsp. MasterFoods™ Moroccan Seasoning
  • Handful of fresh Oregano Leaves

Cooking Instructions:

  1. For the couscous, pour dry couscous into a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of boiled water. Add saffron, olive oil, and lemon zest, then stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  2. Fluff up with a fork, add half the lemon juice, and set aside covered until needed.
  3. For the skewers, preheat a barbecue or grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Taking a few strips of zucchini ribbons thread onto the skewers, folding over itself. Follow with a piece of halloumi, then red capsicum.
  5. Repeat and alternate until the skewer is full. Repeat on remaining skewers.
  6. Brush over with olive oil ensuring everything is evenly coated and sprinkle over the Moroccan seasoning.
  7. Cook for a few minutes on each side until lightly charred and grill marks appear.
  8. Remove from heat, squeeze over the remaining half of the lemon juice, and let rest.
  9. Serve the skewers over the couscous and scatter over some fresh oregano.

Tips:

  • This dish can be served with a drizzle of honey over the veggie skewers.
  • Add some currents, sultanas or dried cranberries to your couscous.
  • Can be served with MasterFoods™ Sweet Chilli Sauce or MasterFoods™ Aioli.