My Kitchen Rules – Simon and Meg From New Zealand Cook
Did anyone else think it was apt that Peter had snaffled a kiwi figurine to take home? When if you look at his profile there are some similarities with the New Zealand icon. Also seriously he needs to go into therapy about his feelings that an “injustice” was done in the last round of instant restaurants. Just get over it.
Also speaking of look a likes, Megan from Tassie appears to be channelling Suzie Quatro with her hair and raspy voice.
But basically it is game on, and everyone thought round three was going to be far more ruthless. The Queensland army boys were trying a different tack and decided to give the judges some loving by saying they had read their books and they had lots of questions.
It was the New Zealanders, Simon and Meg, turn to cook and everyone was saying they had not cooked to their full potential in the first round. Of course they hadn’t their oven had broken. It was something completely outside of their control.
Their entree was whitebait fritters with watercress and horseradish cream, main was pan seared snapper with creamy chowder sauce, and dessert is Feijoa and Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice cream and Maple Syrup.
Tom thought the menu was simplistic and that they should do well.
Pete thought the salad looked sad, however if that had not been the case they would have had a near perfect dish. Manu liked it as well. Gary who had been concerned about the whitebait fritter as he is not a big fan of seafood liked it as it did not taste fishy.
In fact the only person who did not like it was Tom who said it was not seasoned enough and it was a bit eggy. Maybe he just wasn’t coping with a dish with only two ingredients in it.
Manu liked the main due to the amount of sauce on the plate as well as the flavours. However again Tom was having difficulties with it. He said the sauce was just like a cabonara sauce that he would run through pasta. For someone who thinks he is such a great cook he has not really delivered at all.
The Queensland army boys were playing fair and said they loved the dish.
The dessert went down well particularly the edition of the feijoa said Pete. However he did not like the ice-cream as it was too icy. Manu thought the apple was undercooked, but he did like the feijoa. Of course Tom and Carla did not like it. “They’ve totally missed the boat again” says Tom.
WA gave them a seven, Qld academics gave a six, Qld army boys gave an eight, Tas gave a seven, Vic gave a five. This was a total of 33 out of 50.
Interestingly Thomas wanted to give the Meg and Simon a six but Carla wanted to give them a five.
Pete gave the entree an eight, for main a seven, for dessert an eight.
Manu gave the entree a seven, for main a seven, for dessert a seven.
This gave them a total of 77. This score will be hard to beat.