Hartford House

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Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

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Jackie Cameron - SASSI Chef of the Month

Jackie Cameron - SASSI Chef of the Month


"Chef Of The Month"

Aside from being voted one of South Africa's top young chefs, Jackie  Cameron is also a champion of a different sort. The brilliant head chef  of Hartford House in Mooi Rivier in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands has  recently committed to being a champion for sustainable seafood as well.

She will be working closely with the WWF-SASSI to promote sustainable  seafood as the most savvy seafood choice amongst consumers.

Cameron's commitment to sustainability stems from a deep-rooted love of  her craft. "As a young chef, my passion is food. One day when I have a  family, I would love to share that passion with my children and I can't  imagine not being able to serve them a perfectly seared piece of  kingklip. It would be a tragedy if that texture and flavour were lost  forever."

Being from KwaZulu-Natal, Jackie's favourite WWF-SASSI green-listed species is South African farmed Rainbow Trout. Aside from being a  fantastic substitute for Norwegian Salmon, which unfortunately falls on  the orange list, choosing this species of seafood will also serve to  support the many local farms in KwaZulu-Natal who produce this species.  Fish on the green list are considered the most sustainable and  well-managed choice while there is reason for concern if a species is  included in the orange list.

"There is a misconception about trout from the Midlands," says Jackie.  "This misconception centres around what this species should taste like.  However, there are brilliant farms in the Midlands who are taking trout  to a whole new level and, on top of that, doing so in a much more  sustainable way."

Watch the video above where Jackie shares her Duo Of Trout recipe.

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