My Kitchen Rules – Princess Jennifer and Leigh Cook
I have to give props to Princess Jennifer tonight in the kitchen she held it together, even when things were going slightly pear-shaped she did not lose her cool. However she must have passed the tiara to Leigh who did a dramatic near faint at judging time.
The theme for tonight’s instant kitchen was Burlesque unfortunately for the male contingent there was no entertainment on the menu….
Apparent the theme of burlesque was picked because it is rich, lush and bold – a bit like them!
I also thought Angela from WA had a point that the menu was thai inspired and it did not really go with the theme. The way the WA pair were talking they were wanting to be as brutal as a thai-boxing match in their judging.
The menu was an entree was fish floss with green mango and pork belly salad, main was crispy skin mulloway with micro herbs and daikon salad, and chilli tamarind sauce, and dessert was Custard Pandan Chiffon with Sago.
I thought there was some dodgy time keeping. The girls arrived back at the house at the three hour 15 minute mark, but managed to unpack groceries and set up the table in 15 minutes to be filmed putting their aprons as the clock ticked over to 3 hours left.
However what did they actually do in the three hour prep? Shred the barramundi, prep the dessert, and make the cocktails everything else appeared to be done after the guests arrived.
Again we had contestant say they had never seen/made a dish before If you got on My Kitchen Rules wouldn’t you practice you menu in the three hour time frame.
Leigh says “I am nervous I have never done this [the mousse] before.”
Jennifer was not very impressed when Pete came into the kitchen and questioned why the only flavour she was using for the fish floss was salt. Embarrassing for her however the fried fish clumped up first time ever however she did not freak out and did another batch.
She did have a point, if Pete knew about fish floss he should have known the salad and the floss go together, however maybe they should have plated it with the floss on top of the salad.
Not sure what the cutsie act Jennifer put on when she was getting judged was about. The eyelids were batting, the body was swaying, and the breasts were pushed out. However it worked as both judges liked the entree even though they would have liked a bit more chilli.
All the other contestants liked it as well. Scott who has a thai wife said that this was exactly how it was meant to be.
The main was just as successful Peter thought the main was nearly perfect whereas Manu was critical of the sauce softening the crispy skin.
However then came dessert. It was served on a tile. Is it safe to eat off tiles? Manu thought the whole thing looked a little bit crazy, and Pete was not a fan of the pandan custard.
Also Scott, who I am starting to like, made a point that the scraping sound was not make the dish enjoyable to eat.
NZ scored them a 7, Vic gave scored a 7, Qld scored a 7, NSW scored a 7, and WA decided to be harsh and gave them a 6.
Manu scored the entree a 9, for main he gave a 8, and dessert a 4.
Pete scored the entree a 9, for main he gave a 9, and dessert a 3.
Jennifer was not happy with the score as she felt it was unfair that the Western Australian pair got a nine for a brownie – a one dish dessert.
This meant their total score was 76, which meant they were in second place with the Western Australian pair Angela and Justine still in the lead.
By the way special mention must go to New Zealander Meg’s dress it was amazing.