Saturday Kitchen 15.11
(by Peter Richards MW)
This was the week when Glynn Purnell nearly did for Donny Osmond with a scallop, while I took in the sights of Salisbury in search of some very fine wines.
Wine to go with Glynn Purnell’s scallops with raw vegetables, almond satay and ponzu
Cliffhanger Riesling 2013, Germany (£9.49, Tesco)
Peter’s comments: stunning, invigorating flavours from the dish are both softened and matched by this juicy, tangy white with just a hint of succulence to offset the spice, but not at all sweet or cloying. Brilliant combination. Glynn didn’t get much chance to comment on the wine – Donny was busy falling off his seat having gagged on the scallop (not his favourite) – but he did later tell me how much he’d enjoyed it. As we did his dish when we cooked it several times at home in preparation.
Wine to go with Chris King’s salt cod brandade with seared squid
Taste the Difference Languedoc White 2013, France (£8, Sainsbury’s)
Peter’s comments: the dish has lovely southern French flavours and ties in beautifully with this elegant, soft-textured and generous white. A really harmonious, understated match.
Links, recipes and heaven & hell
Donny Osmond’s heaven and hell, as expertly cooked by James Martin, are as below together with my wine matches:
Pot roasted chicken with green chutney and zesty salad – Black Cottage Pinot Gris 2013, New Zealand (from £9.74, Majestic)
Crispy aubergine and mozzarella with a classic tomato salad – Pecorino Terre di Chieti 2013 (£5.99, Waitrose)
Thanks to James, Donny, Glynn and Chris. Thanks also to the fabulous team at Cactus TV and our wine VT supremos Andy Clarke and Mike Maddams. Thanks to Majestic and Waitrose for their help. And finally thank you to you for reading!
Wine VT clips as below. You can find the recipes via this link. Enjoy!