My Kitchen Rules – Smackdown
“I am a lawyer and I have never lost a case and I am not going to start now” said former Public Prosecutor, Peter, who was battling it out for My Kitchen Rules survival with his partner Gary. Well he did win a prize tonight – the worst looking dish ever to be put on the judges table. I doubt he will be putting THAT on his resume.
He also said he saw Carly and Emily’s youth as “inexperience”. They girls gave a nice jibe back about their youth would make them move faster in the kitchen, having a crack at the slow prepping Queensland pair.
You knew at some stage Peter and Gary would get their come uppance but it really is a pity to see them go so soon. For all their “villainy” and arrogance, Channel Seven can thank them for assisting in bringing in huge ratings for the reality show in its third season.
Again their menu was 70’s retro of Spinach and Cauliflower Soup, Kangaroo Stroganoff, and Custard Tarts with Banana Flambe. Their retroness was criticised, but I would prefer to see 70’s food on the table then some of the culinary combinations of the 80’s. However as has been commented before the pressure of the strict cooking time frames was always going to bring them down at some point and it did last night.
Their problems included:
- Peter taking the most of the prep time at the start in making too moist short crust pastry, and putting them in the tart tins, however he made the mistake he did not blind bake the cases;
- Not having enough time for the cauliflower soup to cook;
- Again the main prep time Peter was making the custard for dessert, with Gary doing most of the prep for the Stroganoff;
- No time to cook the mash potatoes, then putting to much cream in it so they could not serve it; and
- The pastry of the tarts was too wide and the egg was overcooked, even scooping over the banana could not save it.
Whereas Carly and Emily had a dream run with their menu of pan fried dumplings, steamed fish served with snow pea shoots, and their black rice pudding served with coconut mousse.
Not sure where all hype was about taking a risk about making an asian dessert, they are not the maligned dishes that they were ten years ago.
They produced near flawless dishes which gave them a huge score of 51 out of 60.
There was no hope that Gary and Peter could win, particularly after Liz Egan said their Stroganoff was the worst dish ever placed on the judges table.
The received a three from each of the judges, except for Guy Grossi who thought it was so bad they gave them a two. They scored only 17 out of 60 not even half of what the Victorian girls scored. Comprehensively beaten, Peter would not even be able to appeal the decision…
The next episode the teams are off to Far North Queensland I note they showed all the teams excited faces, except for Scott and David who are from there, and knows how hot it is heading into the summer months.
You can live blog with Peter and Gary on the Herald Sun at 11.30am today Sydney/Melbourne time. This could get interesting.