Saturday Kitchen 11.5
Viña Mayu PX 2011 (from £4.98, Asda)
Susie’s comments: a good, tangy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc works well with this dish but I also loved the more subtle stylings of this fantastic value, and brilliantly original Chilean white – made from a grape you’d more usually find in sweet sherry or the local South American pisco brandy… Elegant, restrained, refreshing stuff, ideal with this inventive, heart-warming dish.
Wine match for Alexis Gauthier’s parmesan and wild mushroom custard with asparagus, peas and pancetta
D’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne (from £8.99, Sainsbury’s, Ocado)
Susie’s comments: It’s not cheap but it’s sooooo good. When we cooked the dish, initially we thought a good creamy Chardonnay would work best – and it’s definitely a decent option – but actually the lovely rounded texture and refreshing, scented style of this Aussie stunner makes a sensational match.
You can find all the recipes via the BBC Food site. These include James Martin’s spatchcock jerk chicken with rice and pea cakes and slaw, panko-coated squid with palm sugar and coriander pesto, swiss roll with fresh blackberries and vanilla cream.
Wine clips are as below.
To tie in with the FA Cup Final, this week we filmed on location in and around Wembley Stadium.
Special thanks to Andy and Alan for their valiant help testing wines alongside Alexis’ dish, also to the Japanese Centre in Piccadilly for helping source some of the more esoteric ingredients in Aggi’s recipe.
Thanks as ever to James Martin, also to Alexis and Aggi and the brilliant Cactus team.