Saturday Kitchen 20.9
(by Susie Barrie MW)
Great to have James back at the helm for this week’s Saturday Kitchen, which had a distinctly west country flavour with Casamia chefs Peter and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias plus Richard Bertinet. I, meanwhile, was packed off to Bromley to visit windmills…
Wine to go with turbot poached in oil by Peter and Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias:
Finest Albariño 2013 (£7.49, Tesco)
Susie’s comments: A beautifully wine-friendly dish. Thanks, boys! It works well with Chablis but actually the extra fruit of this Albariño works well to offset the more savoury elements of the dish like the fish-skin and the kale and broccoli.
Wine to go with rum baba by Richard Bertinet:
Royal Tokaji Blue Label 2008, 25cl (£12.29, Waitrose)
Susie’s comments: This is a pretty sticky, intensely sweet pudding so the trick is to find a wine that doesn’t make the whole experience cloying. Refreshing acidity is really important, which is what this wine delivers in spades, as is typical of Tokaji. This may not be a big bottle but you don’t need much of this orange-scented nectar to enjoy yourself. It certainly went down well in studio, ‘spectacular’, ‘great’, ‘perfect’ were just some of the comments.
Recipes, links and details
Aled Jones bravely stepped into the guest breach when Steve Backshall was unavailable on the day. My wines for his food heaven and hell, as cooked by James Martin, were as follows:
Scallops with a champagne sauce – Mâcon Lugny 2013, Domaine des Terres Gentilles (from £7.99, Majestic)
Fillet of beef with wild mushrooms and Madeira sauce – DB Family Reserve Petite Sirah 2011 (£8.50, Sainsbury’s)
Thanks to the stars of the show at Cactus TV, also to James, Peter, Jonray, Richard and Aled. You can find the recipes from the show via the BBC Food site and you see the wine clips below. Thanks to everyone who helped us during our shoot – and of course to you for popping in!