Chargrilled manouri served with honey-baked peaches

Chargrilled manouri served with honey-baked peaches

Manóuri sti skára may rodakina kai méli sto fórno

Lyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece
Chris Chen

Manouri is a semi-soft sheep’s or goat’s cheese often made from the whey left over from the production of feta. It is mild, slightly sweet and utterly delicious. It is available from Greek delicatessens. If you’re unable to source it, use Italian-style ricotta salata – it’s a little saltier, but will still go nicely with the peaches and walnuts here.


Quantity Ingredient
400g manouri, cut into 4 slices
1/3 cup honey
1 cup water
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed or chopped
6 peaches, (see Lyndey’s notes)
olive oil, for brushing
1 cup walnut pieces, toasted


  1. Place the manouri on paper towels on a plate and keep in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). To make the syrup, heat the honey, water, lemon juice and fennel seeds in a small saucepan over a medium heat, stirring to combine, and slowly bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Cut each peach in half then place in a baking dish that allows the peaches to fit snugly. Pour the syrup over the peaches and bake for 10–15 minutes, or until tender. Remove and discard the pits.
  4. To serve, preheat a small chargrill pan to hot. Brush both sides of the manouri slices with a little of the oil. Chargrill the manouri slices on each side for 1–2 minutes. Place the manouri on the serving plates and add the warm peaches. Drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with walnuts.

Lyndey’s note

  • If you prefer, warm the manouri in the oven while the peaches bake. Place the manouri on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 5 minutes.

    If fresh figs are in season, they are also luscious in this dish. Use 8 large fresh figs and cut them into quarters, leaving them attached at the base. Cook in the same way as the peaches.
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