My Kitchen Rules – Tom and Carla Cook
Oh Channel Seven you crafty things you. You set up the Victorians as the smug commentators and then you give us an episode where the smirks are wiped from their faces.
Tonight it was Tom and Carla’s turn to cook and their theme was Grazed which seemed like a racing theme, I am sure a Victorian team last series had a similar theme.
For entree they served Wheat Beer and Mussel Soup, main was Lamb Kofta with Smoked Eggplant, Pistachio Tabouli and homemade Roti, and dessert was Minature Lavender and Blueberry Cheesecake.
The question has to be asked what did they do in their prep time of three hours. OK they stuffed around for 20 minutes of it looking for lost groceries, but they only appeared to have done the soup, bread and the base of the cheesecake in the allotted time.
They had done no prep for the main and the guests had to wait two and a half hours between entree and main. Points should be deducted because of that. Also the wait between main and dessert was an hour and twenty minutes. It is a wonder they were not all sozzled.
Their meal started out on a high.
Manu loved the entree as did Pete, he thought the mussels had been cooked perfectly. However Leigh from SA was having issues about the mussels as she thought the beards were still in there.
The main was a disaster. Even with the length of time it took them to cook they then spent ages plating up and fighting over how much greek yoghurt should go on the plate. All it was really was an up market kebab. Tom had not even tasted the meat and this got them into strife as they were raw and had no flavour.
Pete Evans said he was really disappointed and Tom got razzed for not tasting it and called it boring meatballs. Manu criticised the tabouli for not having enough parsley in it, nor was the eggplant smokey enough.
Then it was time to pour the lavender and blueberry bit onto the cheesecake and this was to take an hour to set in the freezer, however it took much longer.
Manu said it was the worst thing he had had in his mouth. That is a big call, and Pete said it tastes like soap and it was inedible. Tom disagreed.
I was surprised that Pete after laying down the law about not mixing seafood with fruit, did no say you should not cook flowers with anything.
Simon from the New Zealand team dramatically spat his out. However not much of it was eaten by any of their fellow contestants.
However the scores were not going to be good.
SA gave them a four, Qld gave a four, NZ gave a four, NSW gave them a four, WA gave a four. This was a total of 20 out of 50.
Manu gave an eight for entree, four for main, and one for dessert
Pete gave a nine for entree, three for main, one for dessert
They got a total of forty six and this landed them in last place. However the twist was the bottom three teams of New Zealand, the Queensland boys and the Victorians will be up for elimination, but first the next six teams have to cook. This kicks off tomorrow night and those boys from Queensland will make Princess Jen and Leigh look like Mother Theresa.