Something a bit different this week – from stuffed tulips on the plate to Greek wine in the glass – but that’s what makes Saturday Kitchen great! Presenter James Martin termed my wine choices ‘fabulous’ – thanks James…
Susie’s comments: Sauvignon Blanc works so well with goat’s cheese and fish so this match is lovely. Pricier Sancerre is a good option if you’ve got more budget – you don’t want anything too extrovert. This Coolwater Bay is at the tangier, more savoury end of the New Zealand spectrum, and is great value.
Susie’s comments: What a dish! I had to pop into the fabulous Club Gascon to chat with Pascal and see the dish in situ before cooking it at home and trying it out with quite a few wines, as we usually do. This isn’t the cheapest white but the texture works brilliantly, and it’s well worth it.
Recipes, links and other details
The studio guest was MyAnna Buring. James Martin’s versions of her food heaven and hell, plus my wine matches, were as follows:
Seared tuna steak with an apricot and beetroot glaze, pickled veg and beetroot purée – Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2012 (£7.50, widely available)
Black-pepper crusted mackerel with a celery salad – Thymiopolous Malagouzia 2012 (£8.99, M&S)
My wine clips from the show are below and you can find all the recipes on the BBC Food site. Thanks to James, Glynn, Pascal, MyAnna and all the crew at Cactus. And thanks to you for watching and popping in here!