Cheese, cheese, cheese. It’s the stuff of life and the stuff of imagination. These recipes are where you want to be when you’re bringing that paneer to your table.
Grilled Paneer With Spices
One of the many wonderful things about paneer is that it is very versatile. Now is the time to bring in that paneer flavor with grilling. Slice the paneer to your personal taste. Add in olive oil or your favorite oil. We like any oil that doesn’t burn. You want to get the coals really hot. This makes sure you get those really cool grill marks that are the true mark of a terrific cook. Take the paneer and place on top of the grill. Grill for about two minutes on each side. Then dip in your favorite spice mix and serve as much as you can eat.
Paneer With Lamb
The elegance of lamb and the smooth silkiness of paneer. As my Jewish grandmother always says, what’s not to like? This one is for the meat-eaters. You’ll want to take your favorite way to prepare lamb. Then set it aside. The lamb should be cold in order to show off the niceness of the paneer. Then you can take the paneer and add it with chopped greens and a bit of lemon. You’ll have something that’s got lots of bite and works well for lunch or dinner.
Paneer With Tomatoes
Check out this paneer recipe. It’s all about the use of the tomato and the greatness of the paneer. It all starts with the paneer. You’ll want to want to chop it up very finely. Then you take those tomatoes. They need to be ripe. Not those ugly little balls of green tomatoes with no flavor. Take the whole thing and mix it up. Let marinate overnight so the tomatoes are right. Throw in some chopped sun-dried tomatoes and you’re in tomato heaven.
Baked Paneer With Eggplant
Paneer and eggplant are a match made in heaven. Look for those nice fat eggplants that have no rough patches. Then it’s on to slicing them. Keep the skin on. Place the entire thing in the oven with the paneer and a Silpat and some olive oil to prevent them from drying out. Allow to cool for at least half an hour and serve.
Paneer With Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are perfectly right with paneer. The two textures compliment each other perfectly. Take eggs and put them in a hot pan with some butter. Scramble them as they cook and add chopped paneer. The goal is to have a full-bodied feel in the mouth that combines the two flavors. If you’re feeling fancy you can add some salami and even some ketchup. But it’s one that is probably best served from the pan with just a bit of salt and pepper.
Paneer is a marvelously versatile cheese. These fun, easy recipes allow you to show it off well.