Haloumi stuffed coconut chicken nuggets
‘What made you think to crumb them in coconut?’
‘I have no idea, maybe making lamingtons this week?’
I tend to get on a roll with things. I start using an ingredient, love it and use it in everything until I get sick of it and move on to the next thing. That would explain my lamington whoopie pies and coconut panna cotta lamingtons both in the one week. I’m still not over coconut, it’s just so versatile and delicious.
Why haloumi with coconut though? Well, feta tastes pretty good stuffed inside all sorts of things so I figured haloumi might have the same effect. I had my doubts though. Would it melt? Would it get that essential squeak when you bite through it if it didn’t have contact with a pan? Would all the flavours play nice together?
- 300g free-range chicken mince
- 4 tbsp bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tbsp lemon zest (about 1 lemon)
- 100g haloumi cut into 10 small chunks
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Olive oil for the frying pan