Allegra McEvedy's kitchen clickalong: get the wine in

We now have the vino recommendations from Tim Atkin to accompany Allegra McEvedy's smoked haddock risotto, as cooked by you tonight in our live kitchen clickalong (got your ingredients yet? it's a matter of hours to go).

For anyone who doesn't know what the heck I'm on about, have a gander at the last kitchen clickalong for an idea (or read Tim Hayward's summing up) but basically, we all "turn up" at 8pm tonight, hit Word of Mouth, most commonly via our laptops, sat precariously among the pots and pans on our kitchen worktops, and await instructions from our Allegra, about what to do with them all.

Judging by the last one, some of us will be getting online early, organising our ingredients into attractive little piles (mine looked more like biggestJim's, just before he cut his thumb).

About an hour later, we're all sat around our respective dinner tables tucking into the finished results. Some of us may now be opening our wine for the first time, while others will have already sank half the bottle. And here are the bottles Mr Tim Atkin recommends (Tim will be doing a live Christmas drinks problem solving clinic next Thursday for those who want to know more).

He reckons on these: 2007 Greco di Tufo, Vesevo (£8.99 each for two, Majestic, 13.5%, or £10.99 each) or try this little fella: 2007 Grenache Blanc, Vins Divin (£5.99, 12.5%, Marks & Spencer). Of course, feel free to add your own suggestions below.

And a reminder of the ingredients for the clickalong

Smoked haddock and leek risotto

Serves 4

2 leeks, sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 sticks of celery
couple of bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
Glass of white wine (you can drink the rest)
2 tbsp butter
200g risotto rice
About 600ml light chicken stock (or half-strength cube)
A pint of milk
Side of smoked haddock, undyed, weighing in around 400g
Little bit of Parmesan (optional)
4 rashers streaky bacon or 125g lardons (optional)
Half a head of winter greens / brussel tops / spinach (whole, not baby)
Few threads of saffron if you have them
Salt & pepper

Hit the shops now before the Allegra effect kicks in!

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