Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Pan Fried Hallumi Cheese

February 11, 2021

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Pan Fried Hallumi Cheese

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live.

In this cooking class, Chef Deniz takes us on a little tour of his homeland. These are some of his favourite recipes from Turkey and we are excited for him to share them with us. Cook along or simply watch & plan for your next feast!

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Pan Fried Hallumi Cheese With Coriander, Pistachios, Honey And Apricots

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu


  • 250g Hallumi cheese, cut into steaks 2 from its fold
  • 100mL butter
  • 150mL honey
  • 20mL coriander seeds
  • 50mL chopped ideally Turkish pistachios
  • 50mL chopped Turkish pistachios
  • Bread to serve with


  • In a medium size skillet melt the butter until foamy.
  • Drop the hallumi steaks with giving a short shake to ensure the fat is in the bottom. Sear until golden brown on one side.
  • Flip the cheese and pour in the coriander and the honey.
  • Simmer on high heat until cheese is quite soft and the honey is reduced and thickened.
  • Garnish with pistachios and apricots, serve piping hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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