Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

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

Jackie's Afro Avo with ECR's What's Cooking

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East Coast Radio's 'What's Cooking' headed from Durban to Hartford House in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands last week to indulge in one of Head Chef Jackie Cameron's "East Coast Tables: The Inland Edition" recipes: Afro Avo.

Stylish and tasty, Jackie serves this as the cheese course on the Hartford House tasting menu. And yes, that is a 'Fro comb' she uses to texturize the avo!


  • 3 small avocados
  • 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 300g (2 logs) ash-coated chevin
  • 3 pieces coppa or Parma-style ham, oven dried, roughly broken
  • ½ red onion, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 kiwi fruit, skinned, sliced, quartered
  • 12 tiny tips fresh mint
  • A grind of black pepper, per plate
  • A drizzle of virgin olive oil, per plate
  • 12 butter-coated, oven dried slices of home-made melba toast


Mix avo, lemon juice and seasoning into a puree. Comb avo onto a stylish plate or slate. Place all other ingredients beautifully, finishing with crisp melba toast.