In his current series, Hayden Quinn South Africa, Hayden prepared a yellowtail dish high up on Table Mountain. Yellowtail is a popular local fish which has the green light from the South Aftican Sustainable Seafood Intiative [SASSI]. Holder of a degree in Marine Biology, Hayden is a huge supporter of sustainability.
Hayden Quinn South Africa is broadcast Monday nights on SABC 3 at 21:30. Next week he visits the Northern Cape.
450g yellowtail fillet
3 medium shallots
4 baby marrows
4 patty pans
Handful of mint leaves
1 red chilli, finely sliced
Using a mandolin, thinly slice the baby marrow, patty pans and shallots.
Thinly slice the fresh yellowtail fillet and place a thin layer on a serving plate.
Scatter the baby marrow, patty pans and shallots over the yellowtail fish. Followed by the mint leaves and chilli.
Finish off with a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and freshly ground black pepper.
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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.