Sustainably farmed trout, grilled & served with crunchy veg & salsa verde – Hayden Quinn

Hayden Quinn's Sustainably farmed trout, grilled with crunchy veg & salsa verde

Hayden Quinn’s Sustainably farmed trout, grilled with crunchy veg & salsa verde

Serves 2

For the trout
Ingredients
1 Sustainably farmed trout (roughly 800g)
1 lemon, sliced
1 small handful fennel fronds
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions
Stuff the stomach cavity of the fish with the lemon slices and fennel fronds. Rub the outside of the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Grill the fish on a hot griddle pan for 8-10 minutes, turning half way.

Crunchy Veg – cook while the trout is cooking
Ingredients
1 bag tender stem broccoli, halved
1 tray asparagus, halved

Flash fry the vegetables in a hot wok with a little olive oil. Don’t overcook the vegetables; you want them to still be crunchy and bright green.

For Salsa Verde
Ingredients
2 tablespoons nonpareilles capers
1 lemon, ½ juice & ½ wedges (for serving)
1 small handful Italian parsley
1 small handful mint leaves
2 salad onions, thinly sliced
½ red chilli, finely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Roughly chop the parsley and mint and add to chopped capers. Combine with the remaining ingredients.

To serve
Shake the vegetables out onto a large platter; place the fish on top and spoon salsa verde over the top. Add a few lemon wedges and enjoy.

Michael’s wine recommendation – click here

Winters Drift Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Winters Drift Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Hayden Quinn, marine biologist,  surfer,cook, author, real dude

Hayden Quinn, marine biologist, surfer,cook, author, real dude

There can be few South Africans who love food and watch TV who don’t know of Hayden Quinn. Hayden Quinn became a household name in 2011 as a contestant in Series 3 of MasterChef Australia. For three months, MasterChef watchers were introduced to the diverse talents and the loveable nature of the Aussie surfer. He reminds me so much of my son’s friends. Of an age, sporty surfer dude who truly cares about nature, wildlife and sustainability.

A love of the sea led Hayden to a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, a career as a Professional Lifeguard, extensive world travel and his life-changing experiences on MasterChef.

Three years and three cookbooks later, Hadyn graces our shores and takes the ultimate foodie’s roadtrip through South Africa and in the last four episodes has been from Cape Town to Knysna where he has met and cooked with a number of my friends, all of whom have been enchanted by this outgoing passionate and totally cool young man.

Hayden Quinn South Africa Monday nights on SABC 3 at 21:30

haydenquinnsouthafrica.com

 

 

 

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September 18th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |