Hartford House

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Trout Rice Salad Recipe

Trout Rice Salad Photo : Karen E Photography

Trout Rice Salad
Photo : Karen E Photography

Trout Rice Salad

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Trout rice salad is a refreshing and scrumptious light-lunch option. The slight spiciness with a touch of sweetness from the raisins complements the trout so well. Remember to include a side serving of lemon wedges.


Aioli is a homemade mayonnaise flavoured with garlic.

Yields: About 300ml


  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 7.5ml Dijon Mustard
  • 5gr Garlic
  • 7.5ml Warm Water
  • 125ml Olive Oil
  • 125ml Sunflower Oil
  • 10ml Lemon Juice


  1. Whisk the egg yolks, mustard, garlic and water very well until thick and creamy in colour.
  2. Add both the oils, to form a emulsion, very slowly, while whisking all the time. This will prevent splitting and will also ensure a think aioli.
  3. Finish with the lemon juice and taste for seasoning.
  4. Set aside for later use.

Rice Salad


  • 5ml Durban Masala
  • 1 (120gr) Onion, grated
  • 4gr Garlic, crushed
  • 10gr Dill, chopped
  • 500ml Cooked Rice
  • 125ml Raisins
  • 125ml Saltanas
  • 2 Nectarines/Peaches cut in wedges
  • 150ml Aioli
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Mix the masala, onion, garlic, dill, rice, raisins and saltanas all together in a large bowl.
  2. Place in a serving dish.
  3. Place nectarines wedges.
  4. Spoon the aioli on top.
  5. Grind Black Pepper, garnish with fresh dill and lavender flowers.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713