17/02/2018 Saturday Kitchen


17/02/2018

Ching-He Huang, Ken Hom and Stephen Mangan join Donal Skehan. Great moments from the archive include clips from Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc, Hairy Bikers and Nigel Slater.


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Good morning, it's time to

kick-start the weekend with fabulous

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from world renowned chefs, I'm Donal

Skehan and this is Saturday Kitchen

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Live.

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Welcome to the show, its Chinese New

Year special so who better to join

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us and to chavs who have transformed

the way we cook and eat Chinese

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food, it's Ken Hom and Ching-He

Huang. And we have Susie Barry

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unwinds as well, welcome to you all.

It's going to be a long show, I have

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murdered that Chinese greeting in

rehearsals!

Fairly good.

That's

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happy New Year in Chinese. Khan in

Cantonese. My goodness. Now we need

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to talk about the dishes you have

cooked us, Ching-He.

My dish with

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noodles will bring you luck and

prosperity and maybe a new baby.

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I've just had a baby I don't need

another! Ken, welcome back, it's an

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honour to have you. Nine I'm doing

this country's favourite Chinese

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dish, chicken with black bean sauce

and it brings a lot of fortune. Its

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you because it is the first one you

auditioned with with the BBC in

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1984.

1983!

And Susie, you have a

lovely one.

Yes I think we might

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have a Saturday Kitchen first

especially for Chinese New Year, you

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have probably guessed and with

heaven and hell it depends how it

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goes that we might even have cider

in the mix.

In for a treat and as

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usual fantastic films from some of

the BBC's biggest food stores

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including Rick Stein, the Hairy

Bikers, and Nigel Slater. Next star

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of stage and screen who has had

audiences in stitches with his roles

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in things like Adrian mole and Green

Wing, for TV series and busy

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underplay and he's still found time

to join us, please welcome the

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brilliant Stephen Mangan! How's it

going. Welcome to the show.

Thank

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you.

I'm obsessed with your new

show, Bliss. It's fantastic, you've

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had me cringing behind a pillar of

it!

That's what we wanted!

Are you a

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foodie?

I'm particularly interested

in food today because I haven't had

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any breakfast! But food is on a

flight 's great pleasures, I love

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it.

Will make things interesting

field because you will face food

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heaven or food hell.

Food heaven, I

love shellfish, most

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love shellfish, most types of fish,

shellfish, and spices so I'm pleased

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to be on earth can and Ching-He.

And

tell us about your food hell.

Goat.

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Goat meat, goat's cheese, good milk,

what is the point. It just tastes of

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goat. Why do we have all these

things!

What did goat ever do to

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your!

They can live their own lives!

We will see what the viewers do for

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you. If you have your haven't I will

give you a dish that combines

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mussels and spices, and I will add

some sizzling shallots and Chile,

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boiled them an Irish cider and stir

them in cream and serve them with

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fruit. That will tie in with your

Irish roots, potatoes and a bit of

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cider. But if Stephen that's how it

will be godforsaken goat and

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couscous, a Moroccan territory with

marinated goat, sultanas and to add

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insult to injury or serve it with

couscous and pomegranate salad.

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You'll have to wait until the end of

the show to find out which one of

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the viewers have voted for. Everyone

go to the programme at a website and

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get voting. And we want your

questions, ask the experts anything.

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Get styling now. As always you can

join the show and social media as

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well. It's time to get kicking. We

will leave the goats here, and

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Ching, let's go.

People will think

it is the year of the goat! No

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pressure.

You'll have to decode it.

Tell us about the fish.

Hong Kong

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style fish balls with squid, I've

got haddock, a lovely piece of squid

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and we will serve it with dark soy

noodles. Now this is inspired by the

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Cantonese style of cooking, which

sounds like "Godfather"!

You and at

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Ken then, he is kind of the

Godfather of Chinese cookery! Donna

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-- you looked at Ken!

I hope he

approves of this dish.

People are

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saying on the Twitter that they

think that Ken is your dad, Ching.

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Can we debunk this rumour?

Here's my

dad!

Adopted her!

Everyone has been

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asking if Ken is my dad, and my dad

is so jealous.

Tell me what you are

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doing in here.

We have fish for

prosperity, squid for texture, we

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have oyster sauce, ground white

pepper, Shaoxing Rice Wine which is

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my favourite Chinese ingredient,

cornflour and one egg white. This

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will help bring the fish and the

squid balls together.

That adds a

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bit of interest!

And so you pop that

in and it is making fishcakes, and

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this is one of my

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this is one of my favourite dim sum

dishes in the restaurant.

Can you

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use it in a dim sum dish?

You can

use the filling in the spring roll,

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we will fry until it is golden

brown. Everything has to be golden.

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It's a sign of prosperity.

Even when

it is not Chinese New Year Ching

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tends to tell me all about the

symbolism in the Chinese culture.

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What is interesting about this is

that you are looking for golden

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balls. Tell me why it is so

important especially at this time of

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year.

In thousands of years of

traditional culture you have a lot

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of symbolism so in Chinese

characters, a lot of words have the

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same sound as another meaning, if

that makes sense. For example, we

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have a word which is the word for

fish and it is also the word for

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abundance in Mandarin. So we love to

associate certain words for like,

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prosperity, so a word means

abundance so we have the fish and

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Chinese New Year.

I feel I can't

move for symbolism! How can you keep

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up with it, do you learn it as a

child?

I love it. It's just

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interesting to me. I keep learning

all the time. It's all about

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tradition and family. You learn as

you go along. Don't worry, Donal.

It

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is a lot to take an! The interesting

thing is, we were talking about you

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using a knife. Technically not lucky

in Chinese culture to use a knife?

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For the first year, and Chinese unit

-- in Chinese New Year, it is very

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unlikely to hold a knife. So the big

Chinese reunion dinner that we have

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is usually the night before, so

yesterday was the New Year's Eve

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dinner. And so today, normally

people eat reheated food and so we

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don't hold a knife, because if you

are going to commit you will cut

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await your luck. So Ken, we are

cutting away our like this year by

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coming on the show!

Ironic,

considering my history with knives

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on the show! I feel I need to be

very careful today. You might think

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I am chopping these spring onions

strangely but you specifically want

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the red part. Ching is very

particular this morning!

Ready

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difficult!

I would agree.

Thanks!

Not at all.

I like to please.

What

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is the interesting thing about the

colour red?

Traditionally it is

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lucky and it wards away evil

spirits, because we believe there

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was a monster, and the word for

monster is also the word for year.

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It comes around once a year and it

eats humans. So we have to have a

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lot of special dancers and

firecrackers to ward off evil

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spirits and this is where the

tradition comes from. We are going

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to fry those, if you have time, make

them nice and round, because

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roundness is also a symbol of unity.

This is what I'm talking about!

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Everything has a meaning and is

special. Have you celebrated Chinese

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New Year before, Stephen

haven't,

these look great already, it is all

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I can do to stop running over there

and eating them now.

Ching, in

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rehearsal, you said that you are

making eight fish balls because

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eight is a symbol again.

Absolutely.

Eight is the luckiest number, it

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represents prosperity. It will make

everything wonderful. The homonym

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for eight also means to prosper. But

is that from. -- that is where it

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comes from. We will serve it with

rice noodles, and noodles at the

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Chinese New Year symbolise

longevity. Longevity in everything,

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not just in life but in your career

as well.

, Fantastic. Speaking of

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long careers, your new book doing

wonderfully. Stir Crazy. I am

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obsessed with that. I have it at

home and I have cooked a five dishes

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from it, it is fantastic. Your

chicken is go to on weekdays in our

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house.

It's one of my favourites, my

grandmother used to make it. It is

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quick and these recipes are doable.

You want something simple. It is

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like your kind of food as well. Very

simple. Meals in minutes. Tommy

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about the source.

The ginger went

in, we fried it, some fresh

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mushrooms, we have beansprouts and

then the tofu, the smoked tofu went

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in and that has a nice meaty taste

to it. Some Buddhist people of Eagan

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on the first day of the New Year so

if you're a vegan or vegetarian, you

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can lose the fish balls.

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can lose the fish balls. Just have

this lovely noodle dish.

If you

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would like to ask us a question just

call us on the number. Calls are

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charged at your standard network

rate. Tell us about these sources.

I

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have oyster sauce but you can also

use vegetarian mushroom sauce. This

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is dark soy which gives that

wonderful colour, some rice wine and

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sesame oil as well, it layers all

the flavours together. It is about

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adding ingredients into the wok. Not

all at the same time but they all

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have their own time.

Lovely golden

balls, Ching, looking good.

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Fantastic, we are almost there.

It's

interesting to have deep fried kale,

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you have tossed it in white pepper,

sugar and salt.

At Chinese New Year

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you must have seaweed, also a symbol

of prosperity so this is the fake

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seaweed.

Faux weed!

Children don't

always like the taste of seaweed

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still use it.

I think they will be

quite delicious. The fish balls

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looking good. Tell me about the fish

balls, Hong Kong style.

Yes, in Hong

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Kong, there are lots of fish balls

noodle shops. Its snack food as

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well. It's really wonderful.

You are

putting a lot more into the

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presentation today. It is all about

the colours.

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the colours.

Normally I don't faff

so much with my food!

Presentation

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is key in this least.

Yes, all about

colours, texture, flavour, which is

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colour. I learned from the best.

There you go.

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There you go.

We will only get it

today!

It goes out of the window,

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the rest of the!

Eight or nine on

there. I can't count!

Otherwise we

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will not be prosperous or live a

happy life.

I forgot the chilli oil,

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lashings of chilli oil for our VIP.

I always feel you are the Mystic

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Meg, you give me the rundown on how

I am feeling!

Can, we can tell them

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anything today!

You are finishing

off with edible flowers.

Because

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Chinese New Year is also called the

spring festival, the colours of

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spring, they just make it pretty,

there you go.

Expletive all. Remind

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me again what the dish is.

Hong Kong

style fish and squid balls with

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toxoid noodles.

Beautiful,

beautiful.

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beautiful. --

with dark soy noodles.

The balls have fallen. There are

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moving towards Stephen. Tack in and

let us know what you think. I feel a

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lot of pressure. Ken, would you like

to try.

I thought you'd never ask!

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Enjoy. Suzy Camille have wine.

Yes,

I have a beautiful Provencal rose

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for you, Ching. It comes from the

Co-op and costs 899.

A lucky number

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as well!

I knew what I was doing.

I've chosen this is not just because

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it will remind us of summer and

holidays in the south of France but

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it is really nice and fruity, you

have lovely wild strawberry fruit so

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as well as the usual dry crisp

elegance of the Provence rose you

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have that lovely food that will work

with the fish and also with the

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salty elements, you have the smoked

tofu. That smoky element and the

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lovely caramelised flavours that the

fruit really picks up on.

Gorgeous,

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very refreshing.

So drinkable, even

without the food.

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Episodes it does stand up to the

spice in the dish as well.

With that

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little bit off root, you want that.

Not too much, but the elegance and

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the fruitiness. You could choose a

white wine to go with this dish,

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white, aromatic and full flavoured.

But I think, trying it, this was the

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perfect match.

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perfect match.

I just swallowed down

my gullet.

I want to fall face first

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into this and just eat.

The wine is

perfect with it.

You approve of your

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daughter's cooking?

Absolutely.

Thank you, dad.

I will be doing

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chicken with black bean sauce. In

this country, the British first bite

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of Chinese food, and it has become

one of the favourites. It is

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bringing a lot of fortune.

Wonderful, if you want to ask a

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question this morning, just call...

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Lines close at 11 a:m., so get

dialling. You can tweet us using the

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hash tag Saturday live cooking. And

you can vote for Stephen's food hell

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or food heaven. Rick Stein is in

Lisbon following Lord Byron's

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footsteps and getting stuck into

some seafood.

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It is one of those things, I call it

inevitable, but where ever I go, I

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always seem to go in the footsteps

of Lord Byron. I have swum off the

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lido in Venice and so has he. I have

been to the monasteries in Albania,

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so has he. I have contemplated

swimming from Europe to Asia, he did

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it, I have contemplated it.

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But I think he rather liked Lisbon,

not for the general cleanliness of

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the place, more for its glorious,

unrivalled location on the banks of

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the table years. He wrote this in

his most famous poem, what beauty

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does Lisbon first unfold, her image

floating on that noble tide.

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floating on that noble tide. But now

for lunch and as this is my long

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weekend, this is a must, Romeu Road,

probably the best and busiest

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restaurant in town. When I say

restaurant, it started life as a

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place where they served cold beers

and bits of seafood, a perfect

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combination and so naturally, it

grew. Now they are a huge success

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story. The place is packed. I am

with a famous Portuguese chef, Nuno

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Mendez, who cooks in London, of all

places. He said everybody has heard

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of Spanish food, but Portuguese is

still a mystery.

It is really

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brilliant. We are indivisible, I

think Portugal is still very much

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invisible around the world, outside

of Portugal in terms of the product.

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When you look up the quality of the

ham, the seafood, wine. It is

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stunning. It is all about pure

ingredients. Look at these, they are

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brilliant. These are the clams.

Little bit of garlic, little bits of

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coriander. It is very well

recognised, but people can see the

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difference between the Spanish and

the Portuguese cuisine.

Which is?

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Everything, everything is different.

It is part of your colonial past.

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Yes, you don't see this much in

Spain. We have the same Pope as

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Spanish, but most of the poor is fed

in Portugal.

He has a good point,

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and it is discovering Portuguese

food that is giving me so much

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pleasure. Portugal separated from

Spain as far back as 1640 and in

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Spain, they have their Tartus,

paella, sangria and tour tiller. But

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when it comes to Portugal, what do

we know? Sardines, of course. But

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there is so many other brilliant

seafood dishes.

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seafood dishes. Pork and clams, my

favourite Portuguese dish, it is a

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marriage of seafood and meat. I am

cutting up some lovely pork loin

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into small pieces. I am going to

marinate them. Into this bowl goes

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my pork and a couple of generous

tablespoons of this pure array of

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red pepper. This is to make the

essential flavour of this dish, it

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is red peppers which I have deseeded

and salted the 12 hours, roasted and

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then pure rage. I can make a lot of

this, keep it in the fridge. But

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that is the big flavour in this

dish. Couple of cloves of grated

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garlic. Hot, smoked red chilli

peppers. A generous amount of white

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wine. Stir it around. I am going to

marinate it for about 12 hours in

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the fridge with a bit of clingfilm

on top.

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on top. That has been marinating for

many hours. I will drain off the

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excess marinade. So just working it

through and make the pork as dry as

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possible. Oil in the pan, already

heated. And now the pork. Need to

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cook it until we have a nice colour

on it. I cannot tell you how much I

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love this, I first had it in the 60s

when I first went to Portugal. I

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couldn't believe pork could taste so

good. It really is the original Surf

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and turf dish. I am going to cut

some onions and cook them with the

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pork. Adding the excess marinade. In

it goes. Now a bit of tomato pure A.

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-- puree. The clams. I probably need

to put a lid on this, help them to

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open up. It is smelling so good. But

that on for a couple of minutes.

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Wait well be opened up. It is

looking a bit dry, I might have to

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add some water. Let's have a look.

Just a tiny bits of water, just to

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get a bit more sauce. Looking great.

I am going to finish off with some

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chopped coriander. That is one of my

favourite seafood dishes ever. It is

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the stuff of some very happy, long

lunches over the years. All you need

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is a cold Portuguese rose, to drink

with it.

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Thank you, an amazing recipe. It has

inspired me to make a pork bitch.

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This is a beautiful classic Italian

recipe. I learnt it just outside

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Rome. It literally means, jump in

your mouth. Starting off by slicing

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up the pork Philip. Normally this

done with sage. It is easy cooking.

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Very easy and doable. We have to

talk about the show, Bliss which I

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just watched. It is so cringeworthy

and stressful to

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just watched. It is so cringeworthy

and stressful to watch. I really

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want to like you as a character, but

he just keeps creating a mess around

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himself.

He has made a series of

terrible... What he has done, he has

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put off decisions he should be doing

today the tomorrow.

Tell us about

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the character.

16 years ago, he

split up with one girlfriend,

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started seeing someone else, got her

pregnant, that ended, then married

0:26:500:26:54

someone else. Then got his wife

pregnant. Then he tried to make it

0:26:540:27:05

work, through cowardice and not to

upset people. 16 years later, he has

0:27:050:27:10

two families. He spends a week with

one and a week with the other. He

0:27:100:27:15

genuinely gives them both but it is

the most stressful existence.

He

0:27:150:27:20

think he will be this big player,

and you really feel for him because

0:27:200:27:25

he has made such a mess of it.

He

leaves one, drives round the corner,

0:27:250:27:32

polls up and cries for 20 minutes.

In those moments, they play The

0:27:320:27:41

Beach Boys, Wouldn't It Be Nice and

it is quite dark.

It is almost like

0:27:410:27:47

a drama than a comedy.

As the

episodes go on, it develops and it

0:27:470:27:53

gets a little darker.

Very difficult

places. I loved it. But you have to

0:27:530:28:02

be prepared. The last thing he wants

to do is reveal what is happening.

0:28:020:28:06

He doesn't want each family to know.

He goes to great lengths to try to

0:28:060:28:12

conceal it.

He makes these crazy

decisions, rather than sit down and

0:28:120:28:17

say, something terrible has

happened. It is more common than you

0:28:170:28:21

think. People will be watching this

right now going, this is me! When

0:28:210:28:27

you do the show and you talked to

people, almost everybody seems to

0:28:270:28:31

know somebody who has had a

situation like this. The friend of

0:28:310:28:35

mine was on the top deck of a

double-decker bus when she was 16,

0:28:350:28:40

she looked out of the window and

then she saw her dad sat there with

0:28:400:28:45

other people. It turns out he was

another family he had had for 15

0:28:450:28:49

years. I don't know why people get

themselves... I have one family,

0:28:490:28:56

that is stressful enough.

If you are

sitting at home and you are in the

0:28:560:29:00

same situation called... Confess on

air and Stephen will take your call.

0:29:000:29:07

What are you doing?

It is a

fantastic show, it really is and I

0:29:070:29:15

am thoroughly enjoying it. To give

you every, we have made some parcels

0:29:150:29:19

with prosciutto and sage. Sunflower

to give them some crispness. It

0:29:190:29:26

helps to bring back the sauce in the

pan. Going to fry this off and it

0:29:260:29:34

finished, we will have green beans

and lovely tomato.

0:29:340:29:40

Are you drawn to these roles for any

particular reason, is there a

0:29:410:29:47

Douglas then?

Happily married couple

is not interesting to watch. You are

0:29:470:29:53

always looking for the stakes to be

high. There has to be tension

0:29:530:29:57

because it makes it more interesting

and what could be more tense than

0:29:570:30:02

having to families, we live in

Bristol, a city deliberately chosen

0:30:020:30:06

because it is big enough to kind of

get away with it but not so big that

0:30:060:30:10

there is an chance you'll be

discovered. Life was much easier for

0:30:100:30:15

bigamist is before the Internet.

It's very hard these days. You have

0:30:150:30:19

to feel for them!

You really do.

Skype calls and all the rest of it.

0:30:190:30:28

There's one fantastic scene, he's

trying to Skype the wife but that

0:30:280:30:31

all these backdrops because he is a

travel writer. He is off to

0:30:310:30:36

Dubrovnik for a week, he says.

He

drives around the other side of the

0:30:360:30:42

city, Google is everything about

Dubrovnik, writes is peace and has

0:30:420:30:47

backdrops of various hotels that he

pulls down and scouts and says

0:30:470:30:51

committee is very busy.

It is

brilliant when he looks on Google to

0:30:510:30:55

see particular cafes and recipes.

He

would be loving this. Writing about

0:30:550:31:02

the beautiful meal he had!

Tell me,

because obviously you are doing this

0:31:020:31:08

on sky one but you also have a role

in a Harold Pinter play.

0:31:080:31:19

in a Harold Pinter play.

The

Birthday Party. .

It has had a mixed

0:31:210:31:25

history.

It was his first full

length play, everyone said when it

0:31:250:31:29

came out that it was rubbish and

weird, it lasted for performances

0:31:290:31:35

and it closed.

A good sign,

definitely the play to do!

Ahead of

0:31:350:31:40

his time. The Sunday Times review

came out on a Sunday and said, wait

0:31:400:31:44

a minute, this is something new,

different and special. It has become

0:31:440:31:49

a classic. I am in it with Toby

Jones, Zoe Wanamaker and Bill

0:31:490:31:53

Mackie.

A great line-up.

I love it,

I get to play somebody menacing.

And

0:31:530:32:05

bigamist as well!

That is what I do

now!

I feel frantic watching you in

0:32:050:32:11

Episodes, I love that show and its

awkwardness. I've moved to Los

0:32:110:32:14

Angeles recently so I know how it is

when everyone says yes to you at a

0:32:140:32:21

meeting and you feel great but they

say yes to everyone.

You have

0:32:210:32:25

hundreds of meetings, don't you.

Everyone tells you what a star you

0:32:250:32:29

will be and then it slowly dawns on

you that they are saying the same

0:32:290:32:34

thing to everyone.

I had 30 meetings

and got no calls back even though

0:32:340:32:38

everyone loved me!

Death by

encouragement. In the UK and Ireland

0:32:380:32:44

we are not used to that. If somebody

says your great and you say, no, not

0:32:440:32:49

really, that confuses them. They

say, what, you are not great? We

0:32:490:32:54

wanted the guy who thought he was

great! So you learn to go yes, yes,

0:32:540:33:00

I am great.

Episodes is all about

English writers coming to Los

0:33:000:33:04

Angeles and selling their show. In

terms of real life, how have you

0:33:040:33:08

found that?

I with a prospective

manager the first time I went there.

0:33:080:33:15

He said, I am huge fan. I have seen

everything you've ever done. I think

0:33:150:33:22

you are amazing, Simon... Stephen...

Stephen!

Do you get the sense they

0:33:220:33:27

have just googled you before you

walked in?

Oh yes. It is a wonderful

0:33:270:33:31

city, the weather is great, win

February in London sometimes you

0:33:310:33:36

think wouldn't it be nice to be on a

beach now. Paige in Los Angeles. But

0:33:360:33:42

here we are.

Just for a recap, we

have fried our pork parcels, I've

0:33:420:33:49

added a drop of white wine, imagine

all that prosciutto that we have

0:33:490:33:54

created a sauce with. Then I've

added some green beans, it is a

0:33:540:33:58

simple dish. By Friday's on stage

alongside that. You basically top

0:33:580:34:03

this with these tomatoes, some of

those lovely juices and it's the

0:34:030:34:07

sweetness of the tomatoes alongside

the salty taste of that prosciutto

0:34:070:34:11

and the sage and pork. A really

simple dish. Meals in minutes, for

0:34:110:34:15

sure. Is this something you could

cook at home?

Yes, but good. If I...

0:34:150:34:25

It looks amazing.

You have three

young sons. How does that go for you

0:34:250:34:29

with all the travelling.

It's

killing me, yes! Why do you think

0:34:290:34:35

I'm here!

Do they ask where you

were, I cannot feel it is like a

0:34:350:34:39

character you play on Bliss!

It is.

And when you do a play you are out

0:34:390:34:44

six nights of the week. That's the

time when you put them to bed and

0:34:440:34:48

read a story. It is hard from that

point of view. But they are lovely

0:34:480:34:54

little fellows.

I love you have

stopped listening to me and staring

0:34:540:34:59

at the food! Did in. It's very

simple to make, and it is hearty,

0:34:590:35:05

not pretentious, really good at

seafood and salty. Not a Chinese New

0:35:050:35:10

Year special although it does have

the colours. A lot of red and green.

0:35:100:35:17

And pork!

For prosperity!

You've got

it! It's great, I like the Sultan

0:35:170:35:26

is, of the pork, it is delicious.

Leave me to lead!

Right. What will I

0:35:260:35:32

be making for Stephen at the end of

the show, his food heaven, a

0:35:320:35:37

blissful combination of mussels and

spice, I make a big bowl of those

0:35:370:35:41

with chilli and Irish cider and

serve them with skinny fries, heaven

0:35:410:35:46

on a plate, gorgeous. But if Stephen

gets help I will make ghastly goat

0:35:460:35:51

and couscous, and I'm not kidding.

See what I did and it is not even

0:35:510:35:57

the wordplay section. I will make a

Moroccan goat tagine and serve it

0:35:570:36:05

with his other foes, a pomegranate

and couscous salad. What he gets is

0:36:050:36:09

down to you and you've only got 25

minutes so the power is in your

0:36:090:36:13

hands, head over to the programme

macro website and have your say.

0:36:130:36:16

We'll find out the end of the show.

Now it's time for eight sweet treat

0:36:160:36:22

with Raymond blog. He's giving us

his secret for a dinner party desert

0:36:220:36:26

which will not fail to impress. Take

it away, Raymond.

0:36:260:36:38

Next, a perfect dinner party desert

and a guaranteed hit with chocoholic

0:36:420:36:48

guests, a soft centred dark

chocolate cake with a salted caramel

0:36:480:36:51

centre.

The sort of thing that

everyone will love because it's got

0:36:510:36:57

everything which is perfect. And

wonderful for dinner parties because

0:36:570:37:03

you can make it in advance.

Start

the recipe with a salted caramel,

0:37:030:37:08

prepare a caramel base by melting

caster sugar in a separate pan, mix

0:37:080:37:14

together double green, brown sugar,

a little glucose and bring to the

0:37:140:37:18

boil.

So now I am adding the cream,

brown sugar, wonderful fusion, look

0:37:180:37:27

at that. I want a rich caramel which

will hold together, so I will

0:37:270:37:36

measure it at 102.

While it is

cooling get a plastic mould.

You can

0:37:360:37:46

buy food trays, no problem. I will

add a little bit of lemon juice to

0:37:460:37:51

give it looms. And a bit of salt.

This taste goes very well with sugar

0:37:510:38:00

but very little.

Salt is a natural

flavour enhancer and balances the

0:38:000:38:04

sweetness of the caramel.

0:38:040:38:10

Salty, acid, that's lovely.

Allow

the mixture to cool and then pour

0:38:160:38:23

into individual moulds. But the

caramel in the freezer to set for to

0:38:230:38:29

hours. Next, prepare the pond and

mix, melt butter and dark chocolate

0:38:290:38:38

over a pan of simmering water.

We

will create a base, for the base I

0:38:380:38:45

have to eggs, one egg yolk, 45 grams

advising sugar, and a little

0:38:450:38:49

arrowroot. I am like a human

machine, I will with it until a

0:38:490:38:55

beautiful texture. In French

recorded the ribbon.

This ribbon

0:38:550:39:01

stage is reached when the mixture

becomes thin enough to leave a thin

0:39:010:39:06

ribbon like trail behind it. -- when

the mixture becomes thick enough.

0:39:060:39:11

And you can whistle at the same

time! I don't know if I will achieve

0:39:110:39:19

the ribbon or if the ribbon is going

to kill me!

After achieving your

0:39:190:39:27

ribbon, prepare the cake moulds.

Brush with butter and then just with

0:39:270:39:31

a mixture of cocoa powder and sugar.

The butter will melt, there well

0:39:310:39:39

very good. So now pull my fund and

mix, yes... -- Paul might fondant

0:39:390:39:50

mix.

0:39:500:39:55

mix.

Using a label, start pouring

the fondant mixture into the moulds

0:39:550:39:58

until they are three quarters full.

Lovely, nothing can beat chocolate,

0:39:580:40:03

beautiful.

0:40:030:40:08

beautiful.

I'm waiting for my

chamomile, could I have the caramel

0:40:080:40:11

please?

0:40:110:40:18

please? Just place it in the middle

here.

0:40:180:40:25

here. Put the fondants in the fridge

to cool for half an hour and then

0:40:260:40:30

place them in the oven at 200

Celsius for five minutes. When they

0:40:300:40:37

are ready, allow them to call before

you remove them from the moulds. --

0:40:370:40:42

allow them to cooldown. The fondant

is can be set aside until you need

0:40:420:40:50

them. Then it is time to concentrate

on the decoration and make a rich

0:40:500:40:56

chocolate sauce combining milk and

70% dark chocolate.

Good design,

0:40:560:41:02

that. You see. Typical. That's

terrible, look. How am I supposed to

0:41:020:41:11

put this there, that should be

burned.

0:41:110:41:17

burned. Hah, hah!

When you are ready

to serve the fondant is, put them

0:41:210:41:33

back in the oven for eight minutes

at 180 Celsius. While the fondant is

0:41:330:41:40

our reheating it is time for the

crucial dressing of the plate,

0:41:400:41:43

beginning with the chocolate sauce.

The fondant is ready, chef.

OK.

0:41:430:41:56

The fondant is ready, chef.

OK. OK,

so we can do a simple little garnish

0:41:570:41:59

with a bit of almond and pistachio,

this is a beautiful colour. With

0:41:590:42:06

pistachio ice

0:42:060:42:11

pistachio ice cream, safest if it is

well cooked, oh, look at it. -- see

0:42:120:42:17

first if it is well cooked. All the

cream losing out, beautiful.

0:42:170:42:26

cream losing out, beautiful. Voila.

Absolutely delicious, thank you

0:42:270:42:33

Raymonde. Still to come Nigel Slater

has another simple supper and today

0:42:330:42:37

shows us how to make fiery prawns

with a cool yoghurt and mint

0:42:370:42:42

dressing. And it's time for some

wordplay, Stephen, in your honour,

0:42:420:42:48

watch as you cringe to this. It is

nearly time for you to get your act

0:42:480:42:54

together. And play your part...

Sorry, in the omelette challenge.

0:42:540:43:02

Don't have any hang-ups... It's just

another Episode! We don't want you

0:43:020:43:09

getting post traumatic stress over

it. I warned you! Will Stephen get

0:43:090:43:15

his food heaven, mussels and spice

and all things nice or his food

0:43:150:43:20

Howell, a Moroccan goat dish with a

couscous and pomegranate salad and

0:43:200:43:24

there's still a chance you to vote

on the website, we'll find the

0:43:240:43:28

results later. It's on with the

cooking, Ken Hom, what we making?

0:43:280:43:36

It is this country's favourite

Chinese dish, chicken with black

0:43:370:43:44

bean sauce.

It is an honour to be

cooking with you for Chinese New

0:43:440:43:48

Year.

I cut up with a little bit of

rice wine, soy sauce and a little

0:43:480:43:59

bit of sesame oil. We mix it up and

add some cornflour. What the

0:43:590:44:05

cornflour does is absorbed the extra

liquid and keeps the marinade on the

0:44:050:44:13

chicken. You said that the side for

about 20 minutes.

One of the first

0:44:130:44:21

cookbooks I ever had was your very

first that accompanied the classic

0:44:210:44:24

BBC series.

Are you that young?

I

confess, it is my mother's but she

0:44:240:44:34

gave it to me. That is where it

started for you?

Yes, it is funny,

0:44:340:44:41

this is the one they had me Koke as

the audition. -- cook. I am cooking

0:44:410:44:52

up these fermented black beans.

Everybody is talking about

0:44:520:44:56

fermentation. Fermented food was a

way of preserving food, but at the

0:44:560:45:00

same time, it has a lovely flavour.

When things are fermented, it is

0:45:000:45:09

very good for your guts.

Helps with

digests June?

Absolutely.

In Asian

0:45:090:45:16

cookery, I suppose an non-Asian cook

doesn't go to it as a main

0:45:160:45:22

ingredient but it does have that

extra flavour?

We add a small amount

0:45:220:45:28

of oil. When I was first cooking for

the BBC in the studio, they had

0:45:280:45:34

three firemen. They were afraid I

would set the studio on fire.

Their

0:45:340:45:40

insurance must have been through the

roof.

0:45:400:45:47

roof.

Of course, you cook at a very

high temperature and it retains all

0:45:470:45:54

this lovely moisture.

You are

synonymous with wok. One in five

0:45:540:45:59

people has a Ken Hom wok. It is a

legacy, you are the Big Brother of

0:45:590:46:08

them, there is a walk in every

house.

Have they changed, through

0:46:080:46:16

the years?

Absolutely, because of

technology. Before nonstick woks are

0:46:160:46:27

not very good, they couldn't

withstand the high heat, but now

0:46:270:46:32

they have new technology where you

can have nonstick woks as Ching

0:46:320:46:37

knows. People get lazy, they don't

want to seize and their wok.

It woks

0:46:370:46:46

like a dream.

She is wonderful.

Tell

us about your autobiography because

0:46:460:46:54

it will be turned into a screenplay?

Yes, Ching can play herself. Maybe

0:46:540:47:00

you can play me.

I would love to

have the curly hair you had in 1984.

0:47:000:47:06

I was a hippie.

It was good.

I was a

flour child. I won't tell you all

0:47:060:47:15

the things I did.

It could be an

interesting show.

You haven't got

0:47:150:47:23

two families, have you?

The original

bigamist, Ken Hom. Fantastic. What

0:47:230:47:33

have you got going on in the

chicken?

It is cooking, I am adding

0:47:330:47:39

a lovely fermented black beans. What

we will have with that, just like

0:47:390:47:45

Ching, noodles. Noodles are a sign

of longevity. When you are a kid,

0:47:450:47:54

you don't cut your noodles.

Yes,

otherwise you cut away your long

0:47:540:48:00

life.

0:48:000:48:08

life.

Just a pinch of sugar, some

salt and pepper.

I noticed the way

0:48:090:48:15

you add sauces and spices and

flavourings, all at different

0:48:150:48:18

stages, layering the flavour.

This

is what Ching says, it in cooking,

0:48:180:48:27

right, we add things at different

levels and different times. I am

0:48:270:48:32

adding the noodles.

It smells so

good.

These are simple egg noodles,

0:48:320:48:41

salt in hot water. You do not need

to boil it. That is lovely.

0:48:410:48:51

to boil it. That is lovely. Have you

cut up the garlic?

No problem.

I

0:48:510:48:58

love ordering. I love cooking in

kitchens. I recently did cooking for

0:48:580:49:11

homeless people. It was great

because, I went in at 10am to see

0:49:110:49:16

what the supermarkets were giving to

others and from that, I made the

0:49:160:49:22

menu. It is really challenging

because the whole thing is, I mean,

0:49:220:49:32

can you make something good out of

what somebody gives you, they are

0:49:320:49:36

throwing away?

It is a challenge.

Food today, there is so much

0:49:360:49:45

wastage, I hate it. Give me all of

that, put that in here.

Bit of

0:49:450:49:51

garlic. The ham as well?

In China,

we have Chinese ham, but that is not

0:49:510:49:58

available here. At this Parma ham

works just as well and as Ching

0:49:580:50:05

says, you learn to substitute. That

is the great thing of a lot of our

0:50:050:50:10

cooking.

You have just created

another winning dish.

Why, Ching?

0:50:100:50:22

Pork and noodles, longevity.

How

long do you plan on living, Ching

0:50:250:50:32

with all this longevity. There is

quite a lot of liquid in here.

That

0:50:320:50:38

is OK. Chinese people, as a child,

you have this with your rice. We

0:50:380:50:47

have the chicken here. I will do it.

Stephen, he is so hungry.

In the

0:50:470:50:56

little break during the video,

Stephen eight the last recipe. It is

0:50:560:51:09

nice to see somebody loving their

food. If you would like to try any

0:51:090:51:18

of the studio recipes, visit our

website. While you are that you can

0:51:180:51:23

vote for Stephen's food heaven or

food hell. That looks fantastic.

0:51:230:51:30

Chicken is served. How much is this

recipe changing over the years I be

0:51:300:51:35

cooking it?

It is the same old

thing. This, chicken with black bean

0:51:350:51:45

sauce, which is one of this

country's favourite Chinese food, we

0:51:450:51:53

have lovely noodles, we forgot to

add the bean sprouts. It doesn't

0:51:530:51:56

matter.

Over the top.

The heat will

actually cook this. Bean sprouts

0:51:560:52:05

shouldn't be cooked a lot, right,

Ching?

Yes.

The water will come out

0:52:050:52:15

of it and make it soggy. This is

called chicken with black bean sauce

0:52:150:52:19

and these are simple noodles for a

long life with bean sprouts and ham.

0:52:190:52:24

Gorgeous. Right, you are going to

have a go at this. Going to give it

0:52:240:52:35

straight to Stephen. This is why he

is here.

I cannot believe I'm going

0:52:350:52:43

to eat chicken with black bean sauce

made by Ken Hom! My local Chinese

0:52:430:52:48

restaurant will be watching and

going, oh no.

Let us know what you

0:52:480:52:54

think. Susie, you have wine to go

with this?

I have, I am not sure you

0:52:540:53:00

will love me or hate me for this,

but I couldn't resist in including a

0:53:000:53:07

Chinese wine. It is from the oldest

winery in China. It was established

0:53:070:53:14

in 1892 and this is the noble dragon

red wine. It is on a Chinese New

0:53:140:53:21

Year offer at Sainsbury's, £8 50.

You are great for a bargain.

And it

0:53:210:53:32

has eight, which is important for

today. You have a little bit of a

0:53:320:53:37

nod to the Bordeaux and it has a

fresh, leafy character.

Very

0:53:370:53:45

interesting nose.

It is leafy and

herbaceous. It is also 12% alcohol,

0:53:450:53:55

so it is refreshing and not too

heavy.

It is almost a soft drink.

0:53:550:54:00

Almost.

It stands up to the meeting

is of this dish?

It is great for

0:54:000:54:12

this dish, you can have rows are

white, but I have played to the

0:54:120:54:16

darker elements of the dish, the

dark soy sauce element.

Have you

0:54:160:54:23

even tried the wine?

No way. The

wine isn't going anywhere.

I think

0:54:230:54:31

we should just leave you here. You

have done your bit, it is fine.

It

0:54:310:54:37

is also served quite cool, the guys

in the studio have done that.

That

0:54:370:54:43

works really well. Did they do that

intentionally?

They did it on

0:54:430:54:48

purpose, they know what they are

doing.

Ching, do you enjoy the dish?

0:54:480:54:56

It is stunning, it works really well

with the wind. Lovely combination.

0:54:560:55:02

Now, let's catch up with Si and

Dave, The Hairy Bikers in Birmingham

0:55:020:55:07

are getting a masterclass in Punjabi

street food.

0:55:070:55:16

This augurs board of fantastic

flavours we take for granted means

0:55:160:55:20

our diet is unrecognisable of

post-war rationing. -- smorgasbord.

0:55:200:55:28

Birmingham is unjust home to the

largest Caribbean community outside

0:55:280:55:31

London, it is the largest Asian

community outside the capital.

You

0:55:310:55:38

can pick up a essential spices for a

delicious curry in virtually any

0:55:380:55:43

shop.

If you go to the Asian shops

they are turning up so much spice,

0:55:430:55:48

the chances are it will be banging

fresh.

When you explore these shops

0:55:480:55:55

you can appreciate the regional

varieties in Indian cooking.

In the

0:55:550:55:59

north of the cuisine is less spicy

but these a lot of red and green as

0:55:590:56:03

saffron. Everywhere you look, you

get ideas for cooking. Ground

0:56:030:56:12

coming, ground coriander and we get

the whole one as well.

Pungent

0:56:120:56:17

spices like black pepper and

tamarind are used in the hot dishes

0:56:170:56:23

of the South and mustard is popular

in eastern cooking. We use loads in

0:56:230:56:30

our Bengali curry.

Dried spices you

cook into the dish, finish off with

0:56:300:56:44

coriander and your fresh.

We are not

shopping for spices for ourselves,

0:56:440:56:48

we will meet two special young man.

What do we take them?

Spice. The

0:56:480:56:54

guys we are shopping for work the

hip festival circuit, inspired by

0:56:540:57:02

their Punjabi heritage, they create

unique spice mixes for their chicken

0:57:020:57:05

dishes. Chicken dominates the street

scene and pop-up food scene in the

0:57:050:57:16

UK. It accounts for over half of the

meat eaten here. Where ever people

0:57:160:57:22

gather, there are flavours from all

over the world. And chicken, and we

0:57:220:57:27

want in. It is a Thursday afternoon

in Walsall so we have two rely on

0:57:270:57:33

Raj's kitchen where they are trying

out some new recipes for the up and

0:57:330:57:37

coming season.

I am looking forward

to meeting these lads.

So am I. It

0:57:370:57:43

will be good. This might not look

like a laboratory of flavour, but

0:57:430:57:48

they are working their magic into

the kitchen.

We didn't want to come

0:57:480:57:53

in empty-handed.

We have got you a

bit of everything.

What we have is

0:57:530:57:58

an onion bhaji and we have added

chicken to that.

Their seasonings

0:57:580:58:02

have their roots thousands of miles

away in the Punjab region of

0:58:020:58:08

northern India. It is one of the

culinary powerhouses famed for its

0:58:080:58:14

tandoori chicken and masala curry.

There is a few thousand years of

0:58:140:58:18

heritage and how to put the spicing

into your chicken and the flavour

0:58:180:58:21

will get better and better until it

is cooked outdoors.

Not putting you

0:58:210:58:26

under pressure, but we want the full

festival experience.

How you

0:58:260:58:32

experience food makes a huge

difference as to how it tastes.

0:58:320:58:39

Chicken breast can often dry out.

0:58:480:58:54

Chicken for three different wraps

are whacked on the grill. A spicy

0:58:540:58:58

one called the just right, at

tandoori one and a garlic butter

0:58:580:59:03

one.

We are lucky enough to be

sampling some poultry prototypes yet

0:59:030:59:08

to be unleashed.

The hybrid onion

bhaji resort being prepared earlier

0:59:080:59:14

and a chicken and cashew nut

surprise. Looking at all that

0:59:140:59:18

cooking away, it is going to be

nice.

No onions needed, just cumin.

0:59:180:59:31

To get properly in the mood for this

fragrant food, we are staging our

0:59:310:59:35

own mini festival.

It is brilliant,

I love festivals.

I do, I could go

0:59:350:59:44

to loads. True to form, it started

flaming raining. Belting down.

0:59:440:59:54

flaming raining. Belting down.

Don't

touch the fly sheet, it will come

0:59:540:59:56

in. Can you smell that food. It is

proper festival. Raining and we are

0:59:561:00:02

cosying in the tense, nothing could

be more perfect, unless I have

1:00:021:00:06

something hot and spicy in my hand.

I can smell that food.

1:00:061:00:14

Who is that?

Followed a sin.

Festival friend.

Back to reality

1:00:171:00:24

with a frenzy. Come on boys, this is

a full experience. The sweet yoghurt

1:00:241:00:30

dressing is to balance a lemony

chicken and draw smells amazing. It

1:00:301:00:37

all smells amazing.

At this point

the crew have decided that they hate

1:00:371:00:43

us.

1:00:431:00:49

us. Mooy hey, man. Like the

meteorite that has come in from the

1:00:491:00:51

planet lovely straight into the

crater that is my mouth.

Nutty

1:00:511:00:59

chicken.

Then that comes right

through it.

We have just been around

1:00:591:01:04

the world eating chicken and some of

the best you can we have ever eaten

1:01:041:01:08

is in a garden in Birmingham!

Look

at that. There's the tandoori. Try

1:01:081:01:14

it and enjoy.

It is as good as you

think it is.

Because we have been

1:01:141:01:25

brought up with the inheritance from

the Punjabi culture watching our

1:01:251:01:29

mums making miracles from nothing we

didn't want to pigeonhole ourselves.

1:01:291:01:37

World food with a Punjabi heritage.

Quite a difficult balance. We can

1:01:371:01:43

celebrate world food in our little

island and we are dead proud and

1:01:431:01:49

excited about that and as yours have

gone by adventurous cooks like these

1:01:491:01:55

to are producing wonderful, exciting

stuff.

That has given us food

1:01:551:02:00

heritage with which we lead the

world. Yes. Thanks, boys. That is

1:02:001:02:08

it, the heaven and hell vote is

closed and Stephen 's fate is

1:02:081:02:12

sealed, we'll reveal the results at

the end of the show. Let's take

1:02:121:02:17

calls from our viewers. Gene from

the wood all, what is your question.

1:02:171:02:23

What's the best way to prepare salt

and Pepper chicken wings?

Very easy.

1:02:231:02:32

I don't like to make a heavy batter,

I would put cornflour, a bit of

1:02:321:02:39

flour over the chicken wings, deep

fry them until they are crispy, take

1:02:391:02:44

them out and then simply do chopped

garlic, a lot of course sea salt,

1:02:441:02:52

lots of chilli flakes for Stephen!

And lots of pepper. And then toss

1:02:521:02:58

the wings in that, it's great for

football matches with a lot of beer.

1:02:581:03:02

It sounds so good.

1:03:021:03:11

It sounds so good.

My wife is from

the Wirral and she has an antique

1:03:111:03:15

called Jean, is at the same one --

she has an aunt called Jean.

1:03:151:03:25

she has an aunt called Jean.

Caffe

has tweeted that she saw crab claws

1:03:251:03:27

in the freezer at the supermarket,

can you think of a good way to use

1:03:271:03:32

them apart from opening bottles of

beer?

1:03:321:03:39

beer?

Black bean sauce?

That would

be delicious and so versatile.

1:03:391:03:44

Something delicious like Singapore

chilli crab claws, kind of like the

1:03:441:03:49

prawns, you could do garlic, ginger,

some coriander, and delicious

1:03:491:03:57

ketchup, that sounds strange but it

will add to the sweetness, you can

1:03:571:04:02

add soy sauce and stock and

cornstarch, just but it all

1:04:021:04:05

together, stir it and fry the crab

claws together with ginger and you

1:04:051:04:11

can pour it in at the end and toss

it together, it has a lovely sheen

1:04:111:04:15

and it is easy and quick.

Susie,

what would you drink alongside that?

1:04:151:04:22

When you have the spice and you want

something nice, crabs are rich

1:04:221:04:26

shellfish so I would go for a New

World reasoning we'll have that

1:04:261:04:31

lovely lime character, very

refreshing, nice and punchy, the

1:04:311:04:34

crab can take that. -- Wirral. It

would cleanse your palate between

1:04:341:04:42

the lovely mouthfuls.

Just don't eat

the clause themselves. Use them for

1:04:421:04:49

opening the beer bottles. Stephen,

have you got another tweet?

Wendy

1:04:491:04:55

asks have you got a recipe for home

made dim sum or won tonne.

It is so

1:04:551:05:07

cheap, why bother!

You heard it

here, folks!

Go and buy it.

Come on,

1:05:071:05:16

Wendy, don't be making it from

scratch for goodness' sake. And our

1:05:161:05:21

last call from daily in London.

Hi.

And having friends this evening and

1:05:211:05:34

making hoisin duck.

1:05:341:05:36

And having friends this evening and

making hoisin duck.

I would marinate

1:05:361:05:42

it first, good

1:05:421:05:43

making hoisin duck.

I would marinate

it first, good quality

1:05:431:05:45

making hoisin duck.

I would marinate

it first, good quality source, for a

1:05:451:05:45

couple of hours.

1:05:451:05:46

it first, good quality source, for a

couple of hours.

1:05:461:05:46

it first, good quality source, for a

couple of hours.

1:05:461:05:47

it first, good quality source, for a

couple of hours.

1:05:471:05:51

it first, good quality source, for a

couple of hours. Roast them for 30

1:05:511:05:56

minutes, take them out and shred

them. Make pancakes, add it to

1:05:561:06:01

noodles, you can stir fry it with

noodles and delicious oyster sauce.

1:06:011:06:06

I hope that helps your celebrations.

Thank you to everybody who called or

1:06:061:06:11

sent messages today. This week we

sent Jeremy Pang to Chinatown to

1:06:111:06:17

give us the lowdown on what to eat,

and why, at Chinese New Year. Most

1:06:171:06:23

people don't realise that Chinese

New Year is not just one day, it is

1:06:231:06:27

15 and it is the most important

holiday in the Chinese calendar. It

1:06:271:06:32

is about performances, celebrations,

most importantly, about food. And I

1:06:321:06:37

am in Chinatown, London, to show you

all about the great food traditions

1:06:371:06:41

of Chinese New Year.

1:06:411:06:47

of Chinese New Year. Green

vegetables are not just a balancing

1:06:471:06:50

act for your backward. In the

Chinese traditional green vegetables

1:06:501:06:55

signify prosperity and long life for

your parents, the older generation.

1:06:551:06:59

We also have different foods, like

pomelo where the name or colour

1:06:591:07:08

signify good fortune. And in

Chinese, gum sounds like gold in

1:07:081:07:16

Cantonese so again, good wealth.

Fish is one of the most important

1:07:161:07:23

and opulent parts of the Chinese New

Year banquet. It has to be hold

1:07:231:07:27

because a represents an abundance in

everything in life. Good fortune,

1:07:271:07:31

prosperous New Year. Home kitchens

in Hong Kong and China do not

1:07:311:07:40

actually have ovens. It's a strange

concept to have a Chinese bakery or

1:07:401:07:45

Cantonese breads. Imagine the

British, the Portuguese, the French,

1:07:451:07:50

they have all been in Hong Kong for

a long time. And these breads are

1:07:501:07:56

halfway between a brioche and a

British band. I always say the

1:07:561:07:59

British left to good things in Hong

Kong, spam and ketchup. Spam and

1:07:591:08:06

cheese burn, a serious Goody.

1:08:061:08:11

cheese burn, a serious Goody. This

is a specifically New Year cake. It

1:08:111:08:14

is here to bring out the riches in

your life. I have been

1:08:141:08:23

your life. I have been making dim

sum for six years and I cannot do it

1:08:241:08:26

add even half the speed that these

lovely ladies can. Each pastry has a

1:08:261:08:32

bit of flour and you roll each

piece, twist and roll, test and roll

1:08:321:08:37

and that is how you get your nice

round thin pastry. OK.

1:08:371:08:45

round thin pastry. OK. If you want a

simple fold you can literally close

1:08:471:08:49

it together from the top and seal

around the edges so then you have

1:08:491:08:56

your and a lucky cat is important

for the Chinese New Year, then you

1:08:561:09:01

overlap and squeeze it together and

this shape is what we call a gold in

1:09:011:09:06

God. When you make dumplings this

you are giving people good wealth

1:09:061:09:10

around this time of year. -- gold

ingot. This is not a usual Chinese

1:09:101:09:19

year feast for me. Usually I would

have a huge table of food like this.

1:09:191:09:23

But with all my family and friends.

But with only me and you, everything

1:09:231:09:28

has a significance, the longer the

noodle, the longer and better your

1:09:281:09:32

life, and this dish is what we call

fat choi. For good fortune. So if I

1:09:321:09:40

eat this I will be lucky this year!

May be very rich!

That's good. Happy

1:09:401:09:46

New Year. This is just a taste of

some of the many Chinese New Year

1:09:461:09:55

food traditions, however you are

celebrating, happy New Year.

1:09:551:09:58

Amazing. I was in Chinatown last

night and it was packed. I have

1:09:581:10:04

never seen about busy, queues in

fact of every restaurant. Chinese

1:10:041:10:08

New Year has become so popular now.

What is it for you, what sums up

1:10:081:10:13

this festival in terms of food?

I

think eating and a lot of good food.

1:10:131:10:19

All the trimmings. Dumplings, for

sure. Eaten on the fifth day as you

1:10:191:10:24

cross Chinese New Year.

And the moon

is high...

You've got it! And of

1:10:241:10:33

course it means prosperity.

Of

course! Ken, what is it for you?

My

1:10:331:10:42

mother used to make a whole fish

with head and everything and for me

1:10:421:10:46

that is always Chinese New Year, the

whole fish steamed with a bit of

1:10:461:10:55

salt and ginger, and juice, hot oil

drizzled over it, oh it's lovely.

1:10:551:10:59

That is my mum's favoured at Chinese

dish as well. What omelettes come

1:10:591:11:07

into any of these dishes, what about

undercooked ones?

Yes!

It is

1:11:071:11:13

omelettes challenge time, come on

down. We have a legend in the house,

1:11:131:11:19

he's ended up on the handle of the

pan of glory. Ken Hom is on here at

1:11:191:11:26

to minutes and 26 seconds, not a

record-breaking time considering

1:11:261:11:30

that one other winner is 14 seconds.

Do you feel you could break that

1:11:301:11:36

record today?

I don't think so.

Where is the confidence, the

1:11:361:11:40

prosperity, the lack!

1:11:401:11:42

Where is the confidence, the

prosperity, the lack!

1:11:421:11:42

The aim is to make fast, edible 3H

omelettes good enough to feed the

1:11:461:11:51

hungry crew, if they are not good

enough they will go in the compost

1:11:511:11:53

bin. Crew or compost, your time will

start

1:11:531:12:01

start when we have the clock on the

screen, are you both feeling ready?

1:12:011:12:06

It could add a bit of charged

flavour, this could be interesting.

1:12:061:12:11

Ready? Three, 21, go. We are off to

a nice start.

1:12:111:12:19

a nice start. Ching is making fried

eggs at the moment and setting them

1:12:241:12:26

on fire! Some very interesting

techniques. Stephen, is this how you

1:12:261:12:34

make an omelette for breakfast at

home? Ken is only getting the butter

1:12:341:12:39

in a now! Oh! My goodness.

1:12:391:12:46

in a now! Oh! My goodness. Ching,

half the omelette is still in there.

1:12:461:12:49

Ken, you haven't added your eggs

yet.

They will be ready on Tuesday.

1:12:491:12:58

Ladies and gentlemen,... This does

look like a good omelette. I love

1:12:581:13:04

how you are completely non-perplexed

by this situation, hoisin duck is

1:13:041:13:11

just cooking a darn good omelette.

You can't believe how many people

1:13:111:13:15

have said, we are rooting for you,

Ken.

Let me see what Ching has got.

1:13:151:13:23

Very well seasoned.

I like my

omelettes peppery.

What is the

1:13:231:13:29

secret to a good omelette, Ken?

Time! And don't overcook it.

1:13:291:13:36

Beautiful. It is served. I'm going

to taste it. Surprisingly, Ching,

1:13:361:13:42

cooked in a very short time. Well,

not surprising at all. Very well

1:13:421:13:47

seasoned, love the butter.

Of the

pepper?

Hoisin duck, what we use

1:13:471:13:54

secret ingredients?

Heat! And time!

Magic.

Both delicious. Very tasty.

1:13:541:14:02

Honestly, they taste good. Can we

talk about times? Let's find out if

1:14:021:14:07

they are going in the bin or on the

board. Ching. The good news is, 27

1:14:071:14:16

.2 six. We'll find out in a second.

And Ken, how do you think you did.

1:14:161:14:22

Dismal.

The good news is you have

halved your time, you were to

1:14:221:14:27

minutes and 26 seconds you are now

one minute and 21. I can swap over

1:14:271:14:33

the Ken Hom heads. We can get rid of

that one. Do we put Ching on the

1:14:331:14:39

board?

Oh, come on, it is Chinese

New Year.

You did well, you got into

1:14:391:14:43

the frying pan. I'm just going to

put this here. It's all gone a bit

1:14:431:14:49

Blue Peter.

1:14:491:14:52

something hot and spicy in my hand.

I can smell that food.

1:14:521:14:56

Will Stevens get his food heaven,

spiced mussels or food hell, Goto.

1:14:561:15:04

-- Goto.

1:15:041:15:10

Very often when I cook with chilies

I take the seeds out because what I

1:15:131:15:17

want is the flavour of the chilli

without the scorching heat. But now

1:15:171:15:24

and again I want something that is

literally mouth popping, something

1:15:241:15:28

that will make my eyes water. That

is when I don't see the chilli. For

1:15:281:15:34

my Tuesday night supper I will serve

something hot, with the coolest of

1:15:341:15:39

dressings. Fiery grilled chilli

prawns with yoghurt and mints.

1:15:391:15:43

Chilies, a form sized lump of ginger

and garlic formed the basis of this

1:15:431:15:49

marinade. What I am making is a

spice paste and it is the sort of

1:15:491:15:56

paste you can use with chicken or

fish. You can use it with anything

1:15:561:16:00

you can put on the grill. But it is

quite hot. Add some warmer spices

1:16:001:16:07

and then it is more about flavour

than heat. Like black peppercorns,

1:16:071:16:13

cumin seeds, coriander seeds and for

colour, bright yellow to merit.

1:16:131:16:25

colour, bright yellow to merit. --

turmeric. That will go straight into

1:16:251:16:27

the food processor. Fresh coriander

and mint with a lovely flavour.

1:16:271:16:38

Masses of heat, almost too much. I

want to calm it down again and I

1:16:381:16:44

will use coconut. I will use creamed

coconut, which comes in all sorts of

1:16:441:16:50

forms. Sometimes it comes like a bar

of soap and you great it into your

1:16:501:16:54

paste. Other times it comes like a

thick, soft cream, like this.

1:16:541:17:03

thick, soft cream, like this. This

is still a firm paste and I want it

1:17:051:17:07

to be a little bit softer. I am

going to water it down so it will

1:17:071:17:13

coat the prawns or the chicken, or

what ever I will be using it with.

1:17:131:17:18

If it suits you, make this even

before, put the prawns or the

1:17:181:17:24

chicken in, whatever you want to

cook, leave it overnight. This

1:17:241:17:29

classic combination will set your

palate on fire. Whilst the Gribble

1:17:291:17:34

heats up, I am going to make

addressing that will instantly cool

1:17:341:17:38

your mouth. Use plenty of mint and I

am adding coriander. You don't have

1:17:381:17:44

to use coriander. You could use

cucumber. All you want is an

1:17:441:17:49

ingredient that will have the

opposite effect of the chilies and

1:17:491:17:52

the ginger. Sour flavours go well

with spice, so I am adding possessed

1:17:521:18:01

of a line. Lemon would also be fine.

Occasionally when I am making curry,

1:18:011:18:07

for instance, things come out a

little bit too hot. You know those

1:18:071:18:11

ones that actually make you break

out into a sweat. Sometimes you have

1:18:111:18:16

two cool things down. The first

mouthful is great, then you think,

1:18:161:18:20

this is too much. That is when I

reach for the yoghurt, plain,

1:18:201:18:24

natural yoghurt. That will cool

things, as will coconut milk. The

1:18:241:18:30

things that calm supper down when

you have got a little bit over

1:18:301:18:35

excited. I am using a good amount of

plain yoghurt. Open the windows,

1:18:351:18:40

switch on the extractor fan, you can

make lots of smoke. There is no

1:18:401:18:52

reason why you cannot do these under

an overhead grill. But the great

1:18:521:18:55

thing about using a reached griddle

pan, the food actually touches the

1:18:551:19:03

heat itself. So all the edges get

toasted. It is when you get crusty

1:19:031:19:10

bits, that is what makes food

interesting. Prawn cook very

1:19:101:19:15

quickly. As soon as they become

opaque, you know they are ready. On

1:19:151:19:19

a really hot grill, you know it is

literally a couple of minutes. Lots

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of spice, lots of opposing flavours.

Yes, it is hot and it will make your

1:19:251:19:32

lips tingle, but then you have this

wonderful, cooling mint yoghurt. It

1:19:321:19:39

is a kind of wit and kiss. -- whip.

1:19:391:19:52

Lots of heat. Enough to make my eyes

water and then all of a sudden,

1:20:001:20:08

there is this cooling yoghurt, mint

and lime. It is the sort of thing

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that you keep going back for more.

You can use the same spicy mix for

1:20:141:20:22

meat or fish. The braver you get

with the chilies, the more yoghurt

1:20:221:20:26

and mint you will want standing by.

Thank you, Nigel. Time to find out

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whether Stephen is getting his food

heaven or food hell. Stephen,

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mussels, chorizo, cider, a few chips

on the side.

Come on.

On the other

1:20:411:20:46

side, you have a goat to Sheen.

1:20:461:20:54

side, you have a goat to Sheen. --

Swagger. 53% of the votes went for

1:20:591:21:04

heaven. This is a simple dish. I

think you did very well, it was

1:21:041:21:10

close, 53%.

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Ken Hom, the perfect person to

delegate chips is to you.

I am a

1:21:211:21:28

great fan of fish and chips.

I would

love to see Ken Hom eating fish and

1:21:281:21:33

chips.

1:21:331:21:40

chips. Ching, you are cutting that

up and I have some chorizo here. You

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could have pancetta, that works well

and you could have white wine

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instead of cider.

You have Irish

cider?

Yes, it is beautiful, I am

1:21:511:22:00

passionate about my Irish cider. At

my wedding, we didn't have a

1:22:001:22:04

champagne reception, we had cider

reception. Longueuil house, they do

1:22:041:22:13

gorgeous cider. You have some Irish

links?

Yes, they are from Co mayo,

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spent all my summers there growing

up.

You didn't have any goat?

They

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did, but I stayed away from the

thing.

Did you really have a goat?

1:22:291:22:36

Yes, but I stayed away from it, just

the smell of it, I don't want to go

1:22:361:22:41

on about it. I don't like goat, have

I told you that?

You don't like

1:22:411:22:46

goat's cheese?

No, you might as well

lick a goat. Every few years I

1:22:461:22:55

think, let's try it again because my

wife loves goat, goats milk and

1:22:551:22:58

goat's cheese.

But you haven't been

convinced by it?

Now I haven't.

You

1:22:581:23:07

are quite busy at the moment, you

have four shows, theatre, you are

1:23:071:23:12

doing the theatre show this

afternoon?

We do two, 2:30pm and

1:23:121:23:18

7:30pm and I have to be menacing,

twice.

It must be a change up for

1:23:181:23:23

you?

I love it, I get to menace Toby

Jones every day.

How does he feel

1:23:231:23:30

about that?

He loves being menaced.

You play comedy roles, do you enjoy

1:23:301:23:39

the opportunity to be menacing?

Yes,

this is a darker and threatening

1:23:391:23:46

character. I am associated with a

few things, but not been

1:23:461:23:49

threatening.

Only goats.

1:23:491:23:59

threatening.

Only goats.

You have a

show called Hang-up and you

1:23:591:24:03

improvise? Yes, David Tennant,

Charles dance. Who did you find the

1:24:031:24:12

most interesting from an

improvisation?

Jessica Hynes plays

1:24:121:24:16

my sister and she is very funny. We

work together on a play for a year

1:24:161:24:20

so we almost have that sibling

thing, we like to wind each other

1:24:201:24:25

up. Katherine Parkinson plays my

wife, she was very good. We do have

1:24:251:24:31

a ridiculously good cast.

You have

produced it yourself?

Yes, normally

1:24:311:24:37

you can go, I just acted in it, but

now I am writing and producing, it

1:24:371:24:44

there is nowhere to hide.

It is

based on the US version with Lisa

1:24:441:24:49

Kudrow?

Yes, ours is different, you

film the therapy sessions and you

1:24:491:24:56

just make them up as you go along.

You have a headache in the edit, you

1:24:561:25:01

have a two-hour session you have to

get down to two minutes. I am

1:25:011:25:05

pleased with how it is turning out.

Excited for it to come out and see

1:25:051:25:10

what people think.

As an actor in

must be refreshing to do, you are

1:25:101:25:15

improvising?

There is nothing like

the moment when someone says

1:25:151:25:20

something funny and someone responds

genuinely. It is like being on a

1:25:201:25:24

night out and then explain it later,

acting, you are trying to recreate

1:25:241:25:31

something. But this is watching

people have a genuine conversation

1:25:311:25:36

and reacting off each other and it

is caught on camera.

Especially with

1:25:361:25:41

such interesting people.

Yes, a huge

range of actors. Because we shot

1:25:411:25:48

everything at once, we just needed

them for a couple of hours. Richard

1:25:481:25:52

E Grant is in every episode and we

shot the whole thing in one morning.

1:25:521:25:59

If you need someone for one morning,

you can get a good deal.

We are in

1:25:591:26:07

business with the mussels. I have

just added a bit of cream, you have

1:26:071:26:12

the chorizo, the mussels and the

cream. It is great for mopping it up

1:26:121:26:17

with a bit of bread. I should check

with the master chip

1:26:171:26:26

with the master chip fryer, is this

what the Obi was for?

1:26:261:26:36

what the Obi was for? -- OBE.

I

should have done them in my walk.

1:26:381:26:45

Chips by Ken Hom, you can open up a

chain.

1:26:451:26:54

chain.

Nice walk if you can get it.

Walk to Freedom. Dwarka on the wild

1:26:541:27:00

side. I can be doing this all day.

Dig into those.

Out of my way.

We

1:27:001:27:13

have some knives and forks here. I

love you have gone straight for

1:27:131:27:17

Ken's chips.

Good chips.

From the

man himself.

Wonderful. Susie, what

1:27:171:27:29

about the cider?

I have echoed the

cider in the dish and we have a dry

1:27:291:27:36

cider, Aspel, £2 a bottle. I wanted

something that was bold and

1:27:361:27:42

refreshing that would work with the

earthy mussels and the chorizo and

1:27:421:27:47

the cream. You have lots going on

and this is fabulously refreshing.

1:27:471:27:53

It is gorgeous. I can see a lovely

pint of that and a big plate of

1:27:531:28:01

mussels.

Delicious, quite spicy.

We

did add a bit of chilli.

It is not

1:28:011:28:09

goat, so it is good.

It is heaven?

It is heaven.

Fantastic and not a

1:28:091:28:19

goat was harmed in the making.

Thankfully, you didn't lick a goat.

1:28:191:28:24

Anyway, next time.

1:28:241:28:26

That is all from us today and

Saturday Kitchen knife, thanks to

1:28:291:28:34

our studio guests, all the recipes

from the show are on the website. We

1:28:341:28:40

are back live at 10am on BBC Two

next week as the Winter Olympics

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continue.

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continue. Our special guest is

Davina McCall. We have some Best Buy

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's for you tomorrow at 12:15pm on

BBC Two. Happy Chinese New Year.

1:28:541:29:00

Cheers.

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There are great moments from the BBC food archive, including clips from Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc, Hairy Bikers and Nigel Slater.

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