My Kitchen Rules – The Nice South Australian Pair Tank
Ann-Marie and Nick had taken her inspiration for dessert from South Park tonight. Basically her chocolate risotto ice cream balls were a disaster in concept and execution.
I also thought it was strange the South Australian couple had decided to have rice in their gumbo, and dessert.
This couple have been polite and nice dinner guests, but I suppose I would call them a little bland on TV.
The entree was stuffed prawn, scallop with Parsnip Puree, Calamari, and Oyster.
The Surf and Turf Gumbo for main , and Chocolate Risotto Balls for dessert.
Pete Evans was concerned about the number of components on the entree plate, and he was correct. There were a number of issues with the dish. The brine had been washed off the oysters, then they had been seasoned, and the scallops were raw.
The real surprise was world traveller and gourmet in her mind, Holly not liking oysters. Even her mother looked underwhelmed at this revelation.
Bill and Alex hit the nail on the head when they said that considering they are on an cooking/eating show then eating oysters even if they are raw is pretty standard.
It wasn’t all lovey dovey newly weds in the kitchen, Ann-Marie were getting pissed off with Nick for stuffing about Nick’s dawdling over getting the crab meat out of the crabs.
The Gumbo was spicy, so the guy from the urban hippies couldn’t eat it. Apparently he sweats. I think he took one taste of it. But it did not seem to effect the score they gave them.
Manu looked like he was gagging. “I am sweating, it is hot” he said. Ladies use that line as you think fit. However he did like the dish.
The Gumbo got a mixed reception, Kerry from WA said it was disappointing compared to ones she had tasted in the US.
However the Tasmainan girls liked the main.
What I don’t get is why people continue to make dishes they have never tried before on the show. The crumbs had fallen off, and the ice cream melted away. Pete thought the icecream to rice ratio was wrong, but thought it tasted like a grown up chocolate crackle.
The scores from the teams were NSW a 7, Qld a 6, Tas a 7, WA a 5, Vic gave a 5.
Manu gave the entree a 6, main a 8, and dessert, a 3.
Pete gave the entree a 5, main a 8, and dessert a 5.
This was a grand total of 65 and they are now in last place. However, Kelly and Ash were pretty happy with the score as it meant they avoided being in the elimination cook off.