Saturday Kitchen 12.7

(by Susie Barrie MW)

I was packed off to a pick-your-own this week to send in some beautifully fresh ingredients for James to cook in studio. That and find the odd wine…

Wine to go with Cyrus Todiwala’s pulled pork Goan-style with oriental coleslaw

• Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Demi-Sec 2013 (M&S, £9.99)

Susie’s comments: loads of colour and flavour here. You could go for a New World Pinot Noir if you fancy a red but the pork-friendly tones of Chenin Blanc just work brilliantly here.

Wine to go with Tony Singh’s peanut butter chicken thighs with caramelised nuts and steamed rice:

• Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2013 (£8.99, widely available)

Susie’s comments: A pretty indulgent dish! Bizarrely, Sauvignon Blanc works really well here, both offsetting the richness of the flavours and refreshing the palate. Pinot Gris is a good shout but Riesling works well. Tony tells me he’s fond of a beer with this dish but this great value white is a corker.

Recipes, links and details

The studio guest this week was Kelly Hoppen and James’ heaven and hell dishes for her (with my wine suggestions) were:

  • Whole baked sea bass with bok choi, ginger, lemongrass and a rice noodle salad – Elegant Frog Viognier 2013 (£8.69, Sainsbury’s)
  • Fried calf’s liver with straw fries, onion rings and cavolo nero – El Parador Crianza 2009 (£7.49, Majestic)

Thanks to James, Cyrus, Tony and Kelly. Also to the brilliant crew at Cactus, and all the lovely people who helped us during our shoot in Petersfield. Thanks to you for popping in here – and you can find the recipe details on the BBC Food site. Cheers!