Ronnie’s Sunday

Ronnie was in on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch yesterday speaking snooker, American Hustle and … cooking.


Here is what they cooked:

Sea Bream With Tomatoes, Basil and Mint

29 Jan 2017


Serves 2 – 4


4 sea bream fillets

oil to fry

salt & pepper

100g butter

about 6-8 plum tomatoes cut into 5mm rounds

100ml olive oil

1 green chilli, sliced into rounds

3 cloves sliced garlic

250ml white wine

juice and zest of 2 limes

20g mint

20g basil

serve with crusty buttered bread


1. To prepare the fish, oil the fish and season. Cook for 2 minutes each side, then baste with butter and drain.

2. For the tomatoes, heat half the olive oil until warm. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add the tomatoes and chilli and cook for 2 minutes.

4. Add the wine and cook approximately for 10 minutes until the tomatoes begin to break down.

5. Take off the heat, add lime and herbs.

6. Serve the fish on top of the tomatoes and serve with crusty buttered bread

He also talked a bit of his career, insisting that it’s hard work that earned him professional success and promoting his  American Hustle show. Going by reactions on twitter it was very funny. Not sure though that his comparison between snooker and pool using a golf analogy will go down well with Earl Strickland. Apparently, snooker is like playing in the Open in Augusta, whist pool is like playing crazy golf… mmm …

Sunday Brunch on Channel4 (29.01.2017.) with Ronnie O’Sullivan