My Kitchen Rules – WA Cooks And They Kept It Simple
Andrew and Emma can just never quite get it together. Even in the prep time Andrew is such a klutz cutting himself as he picked up a knife, and you could see when he was using a mandolin that it was going to be ugly due to his technique, and yes there was a hunk of flesh which went into the carrot.
And the duck blood that somehow got into their coconut rice dessert has got to be a bigger mystery than whether Andy did get a piece of glass in his mouth. Considering there was a lid on the container you would have to wonder how the dessert came to be swimming in it. Did Andrew knock it as he got the duck breasts out of the fridge? Eating in that house is fraught with danger with all the extras that find there way into the dishes. I would be demanding Hepatitis vaccines before putting anything in my mouth. Remember round one where they had to toss out the orange juice due to contamination with Andrew’s blood?
Tonight Western Australian couple Emma and Andrew decided to keep their menu simple with an entree of Vietnamese Chicken and Prawn Salad, main was twice cook duck with pork and prawn wonton soup, and dessert was coconut rice with tropical salsa.
The entree was their best dish well apart from the mouth popping mojitos Emma made but unfortunately that did not count towards their scores.
Pete said I loved what you did tonight by putting all those ingredients on a plate. However he said they were missing the heat component in the dressing and there was no seasoning. Manu thought it was a good start to the meal, but he thought there was a lack of dressing.
Megan and Andy were struggling with chopsticks so went for the cutlery. Also I notice Megan drinking a bottle of beer at the table, why didn’t she pour it into a glass, as the others had done.
Tom did not think the entree was at the level to succeed in this competition.
Emma and Andrew were having different views on presentation and how to cook dishes, particularly in relation to the duck. He wanted to put it in the oven after pan frying it, she thought it would dry it out. They were getting tense with each other as they were plating up. What I noticed was it was not a huge serve, but that did not matter as Pete thought the dish was inedible.
Manu thought the soup had reduced to much and it was too salty, almost like sea water, and the wontons were undercooked.
Tom and Carla nearly got up from the table and did cartwheels.
Just as they were going to serve the dessert, they pulled it out from the fridge and duck blood was all through it. Emma had to cook it again.
Manu said of dessert, it was good but not good enough. Pete thought it was a bit slap dash, but tasted better than it looked, but average.
And the scores were low Qld gave a three, NZ gave a four, Qld army boys gave a four, Tas gave a five, and Vic gave a one. As they said it was strategic. This was a score of 17 out of 50. Which was lower then what the Victorian team received.
Pete scored the entree a five, a two for main, and a four for dessert.
Manu scored the entree a seven, a three for main, and a four for dessert.
They got a grand total score of 42 and they are now in last place. So the score the Victorian team gave did not really impact on the outcome. Emma and Andrew are now at the bottom of the score board. If you had read the latest edition of OK Mag Carla gave it away that they went further in the competition by saying her new boyfriend who she met after she had held their second instant restaurant helped her destress from the competition.