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.

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Strawberry Salad Recipe

Strawberry Salad Photo: Jackie Cameron

Strawberry Salad
Photo: Jackie Cameron

Strawberry Salad Recipe

Strawberries are superb now, I suggest a strawberry, Parma ham, blue cheese and walnut salad, with fresh rocket leaves. The saltiness of the blue cheese and Parma ham compliments the sweetness of the fruit. Sensational!

Strawberry, Parma Ham, Walnut, Blue Cheese and fresh Rocket Salad

Yields : 4

Ingredients :

80 g Strawberry - quartered

6 pieces Parma Ham

90 g Blue Cheese

40 g Roasted Walnuts

30 g Fresh Rocket

Olive Oil

Method :

1) Mix all the above ingredients together and finish with a drizzle of olive oil

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron 
Head Chef 
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Fresh Strawberries with Reduced Balsamic and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Strawberries and Champagne  Photo : Jackie Cameron

Strawberries and Champagne
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Fresh Strawberries with Reduced Balsamic  and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

A five-course dinner party sounds extremely lavish. My guests, however,  expect nothing less! With little available social time on my hands I wow  my friends with fresh flavours and quick, clever substitutes. Food that  is stress free allows me to enjoy my dinner party.

My choice of arrival nibble is irresistible ruby-red, plump  strawberries. Topped with reduced balsamic and freshly ground black  pepper and served with Champagne,  it is an out-of-the-ordinary extravaganza of sweet and savoury  combinations which mingle with the lightness of bubbles. Simply  delicious!

Yields: 4

Ingredients :

500g Strawberries

2 cups Balsamic Vinegar

Freshly ground Black Pepper to taste

Method :

1) Wash and dry strawberries and set aside

2) Place balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer (chef’s note: to prevent the reduction from becoming bitter) until a half a cup of liquid is left and set aside

3) On service drizzle the strawberries with balsamic vinegar and give a good grinding of black pepper and serve with champagne

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713