Harissa Fried Halloumi Panini
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
I medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
I red onion, cut into thin wedges
2 tbsp harrisa powder
mixed in oil
8 (1 /4 inch thick) slices courgettes
1 /4 tsp salt, divided
1 /4 tsp ground black pepper, divided
8 ounces Halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
8 slices multigrain seeded sandwich bread,
4 tbsp or butter
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook until very tender, about 8 minutes.
Transfer to a separate skillet. Stir in harissa oil.
Brush both sides of courgette slices with
remaining 2 tbsp oil. Sprinkle with
1 /8 tsp each salt and black pepper.
Add 1/2 of the courgette slices to the skillet. Cook until browned and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices; keep warm.
Sprinkle Halloumi with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Add 1 /2 of the Halloumi to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices.
Layer courgette slices, bell pepper mixture and Halloumi on 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
Transfer 2 sandwiches to the large skillet; cover sandwiches with a plate weighted with cans of food.