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Low-Carb Curry Marinated Halloumi

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I’ve only recently started marinating my halloumi, and found that it absorbs flavours well making it easy to mix up the flavour profile for something a bit different.

One of my favorite marinades is a simple curry spice. I just use a store bought one, mixed with a little olive oil to make a paste, and then brushed onto the halloumi. I usually marinate my halloumi the night before, but it works fine even with a shorter amount of time in the fridge.

This keto dinner recipe makes a great mid week meal when served alongside steamed or roasted veggies. It will serve two as a main dish or up to four served as appetisers.

You'll need just a few ingredients to make this vegetarian keto dinner option. You won't need any salt as halloumi is naturally salty.

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Serving size 4 sticks

Allergy information for Low-Carb Curry Marinated Halloumi

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Shellfish free
Pescatarian
Low FODMAP
Vegetarian
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Nutritional values (per serving, 4 sticks)

Net carbs2.6 grams
Protein25.3 grams
Fat55 grams
Calories605 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 17%, fat 81%

Total carbs3.6 gramsFiber1.1 gramsSugars0.1 gramsSaturated fat27.6 gramsSodium1,502 mg(65% RDA)Magnesium65 mg(16% RDA)Potassium113 mg(6% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 250 g halloumi (8.8 oz)
  • 2 tsp curry spice mix
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter, or more olive oil (15 ml)
  • Optional: fresh herbs such as cilantro to serve

Instructions

  1. Slice the halloumi into about eight 1 1/4 cm (1/2 inch) slices. Mix the olive oil and spice mix together to form a paste. Brush both sides of each halloumi slice with the paste.
  2. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 15 minutes, but preferably a few hours.
    Low-Carb Curry Marinated Halloumi
  3. Add the butter/ghee/oil to a large frypan and heat over medium heat.
  4. Add the halloumi and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until browned.
    Low-Carb Curry Marinated Halloumi
  5. Remove and serve immediately. If eaten as a main dish, serve alongside steamed or roasted vegetables. Halloumi should always be eaten warm. You can store these in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat before serving. Low-Carb Curry Marinated Halloumi

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 4 sticks)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Halloumi (Cypriot cheese)
2.5 g25 g33.8 g411 kcal
Curry powder, spices
0.1 g0.3 g0.3 g7 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Total per serving, 4 sticks
2.6 g25.3 g55 g605 kcal

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