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Thursday 25 August 2022

Fantasy Veggie Dinner Guest - EUDORA WELTY

Eudora Welty was born in Mississippi in 1909 and lived until the age of 92. 

Her life and works are revered throughout America. 
This summer, Zelda has loved reading her novel, Delta Wedding which is a perfect example of brilliant writing: no sensational plot is needed; but time and place are evoked beautifully.

It is set in the Mississippi Delta in 1946 and details the events leading up to a family wedding, although the focus is so much more about the history and motivations of the family itself. 

Barbecue, as a way of cooking, seems to have originated in the West Indies, but it became a famous cuisine of the American South before making its way to Europe and Australia. 
It seems fitting, therefore, to cook this way for Eudora.

(There is no need to invest in an expensive barbecue. This was cooked over a small 'bucket' version.)


Makes 6

1 large red, orange or yellow pepper
1 red onion, peeled
1 pack halloumi
1tbsp olive oil
1tbsp paprika
2tsp ground cumin
2tsp ground coriander
2tsp mixed herbs
1tsp garlic powder
large grinding of black pepper

To serve:
salad of choice
6 wraps
yogurt and mint or garlic dressing

Mix the spices, herbs, garlic powder and olive oil in a bowl.
Cut the pepper and onion into segments,
Dry the halloumi and cut into about 24 chunks. Add to the spice mix and coat well. 
Leave for about an hour if possible.
Alternate halloumi, pepper and onion on each of six skewers.
Make accompanying salad.
Cook on the barbecue for about 4-5 minutes each side, turning as necessary.
Warm the wraps and assemble as required.

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