My Kitchen Rules – It Was Time For The Butchers To Leave
Johnnie and Artie signature move is to use spirits in their food. At their instant restaurant it was Frangelico with chicken, tonight it was tuna and kingfish carpaccio with Campari dressing. As usual the judges were dubious, but apparently it tasted quite nice and told them they didn’t put enough on it. The rare use of restraint back fired on them.
For Bill and Alex it really was Alex holding up the team. I suspect if they had been eliminated there would have been some fear and loathing off camera. Bill is struggling both with quickness of prep, and technique. Again he was the contestant making pastry for the first time…
I think I am going to set up a “Things You Need To Know Before Going On A Reality Cooking Show” masterclass.
Also as an aside what brand was that sexy juicing machine Bill was using for the Chocolate and Orange Tart.
Tonight it was the usual elimination night challenge, cook a three course meal within a limited time frame for Manu Feildel and Pete Evans and the four other judges.
Bill and Alex made scallops with blood sausage with broad bean puree for entree. The classic flavours were received positively by the judges. In fact Guy Grossi thought it was the standout dish of the night. However I thought the criticism about the broadbean puree was bit rough. Does it matter if it what labour intensive, isn’t what comes out on the plate the main thing?
Pete hinted to the butchers their entree was a flop by telling them their main had to be spot on. They were making slow cooked beef cheeks served with sweet potato puree. The butchers really do need to plate up better. But I think over the weeks they have been rattled by the judges saying you put too much on the plate. However the three mushrooms sitting on top of the puree just looked like some sort of tumour.
The judges thought the cheeks were cooked perfectly, however they were criticised for not having enough jus on it. There was also debate on whether their was too much butter in the sweet potato puree.
Bill and Alex for their main were making rabbit two ways with watercress and pea puree. The puree was the highlight of the dish for Guy Grossi. The only criticism of the rabbit was the bacon on the outside was not crisp enough other than that it was impressive.
The Qld boys made a apple, rum, and pecan cake for dessert. Apparently it was delicious, but very similar to a dessert they had served previously. Should this be included in tonight scores? Or should it just be what you plate up on the night?
For Bill and Alex their dessert was a disaster. The pastry too thick, the mousse the gelatine separated from the cream and they had to leave it off.
The Queensland boys were scored by Karen Martini a 7, Toby a 6, Liz gave them a 6, and Guy a 6.
Pete Evans gave them a 7, and Manu a 6 for a total of 38 out of 60.
Karen and Toby must have thought both meals were the same level as they gave each team the same scores. However, Liz and Guy gave the NSW boys one point more.
With Manu also giving them a 7, as well as Pete the NSW boys beat the Qld team by three points and are safe for another week.
They will struggle to stay in the competition.