Saturday Kitchen 2.11

(by susie)

Susie filming Saturday Kitchen in Richmond

Susie filming Saturday Kitchen in Richmond

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…

Wine to go with Glynn Purnell’s red mullet with ceps and goat’s cheese:

  • Taste the Difference Coolwater Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (from £7.71, Sainsbury’s)

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.

Wine to go with Pascal Aussignac’s stuffed tulips:

  • Waimea Pinot Gris 2012 (from £10.79, Majestic)

Testing wines against Pascal's stuffed tulips

Testing wines against Pascal’s stuffed tulips

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!