My Kitchen Rules – It Was Sudden Death
At what stage did Sophie think that she was cooking with a dud? As soon as the pressure is on Rowan folds. They were in a sudden death and he was making some simple mistakes like not browning the lamb racks properly and burning the croquettes. The same thing happened in his home restaurant when he started cooking the fish before the guests had even arrived.
It was a nice change for the show that they were now in the MKR kitchen, and gave the show some energy. The top four scoring teams from the home restaurants going straight through to the semi-finals. With the others battling it out in a sudden death challenge.
And the challenge was to make meat and three vegetables, but the instructions were to be innovative.
First up were Gen and Tanja, and Rowan and Sophie. Team Qld did kofta with roast capsicum and feta in the centre, and a deconstructed ratatoullie. Rowan and Sophie did lamb racks with potato croquettes, and two types of sauce.
I thought Sophie and Rowan’s presentation was very 80’s nouvelle cuisine, except with more food on the plate. But the bright yellow of the aioli’s did not whet the appetite. And seriously can they leave the lemon myrtle alone. As Manu said all he could taste was grass.
I thought Gen and Tanja were being very clever with what they were cooking, both dishes had bold flavours and you could plate it up rustically. However putting the couscous in what looked like a cardboard boat was a bit cutsie, and Manu did not go for it.
Then Mel and Matt made lamb noisettes with three veges, and Clint and Noah made lamb backstrap in filo with pea puree and mushroom and potato cakes. The boys surprised me and got the thumbs up for the backstrap in filo, something I personally thought would not work.
Melanie and Matt got criticised for dishing up meat and three vege. They cooked the noisette well but the rest was uninspiring to the judges.
The other four teams that were safe were also eating the food but thankfully they were not getting to score. The power was all in Manu and Pete Evan’s hands.
Pete and Manu scored Clint and Noah a 16, and it was the highest team score and they were in the semi’s. Rowan and Sophie only scored 11 and were eliminated.
Mel and Matt scored 13, and Gen and Tanja scored 15, therefore Melissa and Matt were eliminated. So two of the round two teams are gone. I will miss the SA team as they were not afraid of giving their opinion.
Mel and Matt