Saturday Kitchen 29.11
(by Peter Richards MW)
This week’s wine VT from Worcester featured what must be one of my favourite lines ever to have delivered on the show: ‘Let’s get on the sauce!’
Wine for chicken, walnut and pomegranate stew by Sabrina Ghayour
Baglio Nero d’Avola 2012, Italy (£8.50, M&S)
Peter’s comments: there are a lot of zingy flavours going on in this dish – a balance of saltiness and spicy sweet fruity richness – and this supremely versatile red is just the ticket.
Wine to go with Marcus Wareing’s lamb and harissa glazed aubergine
Pietrariccia Fiano Surani 2013, Italy (from £6.74, Majestic)
Peter’s comments: this is quite a brilliant white – we tried it with quite a few dishes after Marcus’ over the course of a few days, and it was wonderfully versatile. You might think it sounds a bit bonkers putting a white with lamb but it just works. Great value too. Marcus agreed: ‘I really like white wine with lamb, this is delicious,’ he commented. ‘He certainly knows his stuff,’ said James.
Links, recipes and heaven & hell
Pauline McLynn’s heaven and hell, as expertly cooked by James Martin, are as below together with my wine matches:
Tandoori salmon – Washington Hills Columbia Valley Riesling 2013 (£8.99, Tesco)
Deep-fried fish bites with ketchup and fennel salad – Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc (from £6.99, widely available)
Thanks to James, Pauline, Marcus and Sabrina. Thanks also to the fabulous team at Cactus TV and our wine VT supremos Andy Clarke and Mike Maddams. Thanks to M&S and Majestic for their help. And finally thank you to you for reading!