The 44-year-old foodie favourite appeared stumped when Spanish chef José Pizarro accidentally sent viewers into meltdown with a saucy innuendo as he attempted to give one fan recipe ideas.
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“I’ve got some prawns and I’d like to make some Gambas,” Sean from Hampton explained, having called in for tips on making the Spanish delicacy. “I had them on the beach in Marbella and they’re a favourite of mine.”
“Pil Pil Gambas is quite a difficult thing to make because it’s a pil pil emulsion made from the gelatine from the fish,” José replied, suggesting: “Maybe you mean Gambas with chilli and garlic.”
Launching into his recipe for the dish, he continued: “The best thing to do is slice plenty of garlic, plenty of chilli, cook in olive oil, put the prawns in and cook.
“Cook it whole, peel it but leave the head and the tail and then just cook very quick in the oil.
“Salt and pepper,” he reminded, before adding innocently: “And a very important thing with the prawns: suck the head, it’s the best thing.”
Saturday Kitchen guest and Good Karma Hospital actress Amanda Redman, 60, immediately starting giggling at the innuendo, as the caller also struggled to stifle his amusement.
Looking baffled, Matt eventually uttered: “I’m not sure where to go with that.”
As the cast and crew tried to get themselves together after the hilarious moment, the host soldiered on with the show.
The incident didn’t go unnoticed by view at home, however, and they flooded to Twitter to debrief the double entendre.
“Quote of the day ‘suck the head’,” one commented, while another asked: “He didn’t just say ‘suck the head’ did he?”
“Saying nowt,” a third chipped in, teasing: “What do you do with prawns?”
Grappling wth a wordy script to read out, he battled to express the pun-filled tongue twisters whilst announcing a special pancake version of the omelette challenge in celebration of Shrove Tuesday.
Matt accidentally ended up saying a rather rue word as he struggled to get the words out correctly.
Saturday Kitchen airs Saturdays at 10am on BBC One.