Saturday Kitchen 10.5

(by Susie)

BBC1 Saturday KitchenI was sent to the races this week, taking in the sights of Newmarket (and a fairly racy horse simulator that jockeys practise on…) Resisting the urge to indulge in puns, here are my wines from this week’s show:

Wine for steamed bass with sardine and tomato ketchup by Nathan Outlaw

  • Paul Mas Vermentino 2013 (from £7.64, Majestic)

Susie’s comments: such a delicious dish – so simple but so full of flavour. The trick is to find a wine that copes with the sweetness and richness of the sardine and tomato ketchup, as well as not overwhelming the bass. This is a brilliant value all-rounder with an Italian/southern French feel that’s perfect for the recipe.

Wine for stir-fry squid with chilli and basil by Ken Hom

  • Eclipse Riesling 2012 (£8.49, Marks & Spencer)

Susie’s comments: there’s a fair bit of spice kicking around here to liven up the squid, sweetcorn and peas, so we need something with a bit of succulence and nice round edges. Southern Chile is making some excellent Riesling at the moment and this one’s great value. The limey fruit works really well.

Recipes, links and details

Ricky Wilson’s heaven and hell, as cooked by James Martin and with my wine suggestions, were:

Mint-stuffed lamb shoulder with boulangère potatoes and mint sauce: Montgras Carmenere Reserva (£7.99, Waitrose)

Coriander-marinated spatchcock chicken with coconut and coriander salad: Cono Sur Bicicleta Viogner (£8.49, Waitrose)

My thanks to James, Nathan, Ken and Ricky, plus the fabulous crew at Cactus TV and everyone who welcomed us so warmly in Newmarket. You can find the recipes from this show on the BBC Food page. Clips are below. Thanks for stopping by here and don’t forget that Peter is on the next show, wading around watercress fields!