My Kitchen Rules – Megan Wigs Out At Andy
To quote Huey Lewis – The Heat Is On or it certainly was in Megan and Andy’s kitchen though all teams were feeling the pressure when they were told one team would be eliminated each day this week.
If that was not bad enough, they also had a jury who was scoring as well and it was made up of the teams that had been eliminated.
Peter revels in his role of villain and if he had on a fedora hat he could slot right into any of the films from the 1940’s.
“Where here for a different purpose now, we are here to wreak havoc,” said Peter. Unfortunately we don’t know if he actually did as the scores they gave were not revealed.
The first challenge was a good one, the teams had to cook with a key ingredient that was found in ever fridge and it was mince.
Peter and Gary were bitching about the teams not going out of their comfort zones. He said Carly and Emily were doing asian and the SA boys doing italian. But come on if they had been there they would have been cooking retro 70’s food. Stuffed capsicums perhaps?
Nic and Rocco were making Pork and Fennel Meatballs with Fresh Pasta. However they going to use bottled passata for their sauce, something that Manu was not happy about. So they then went and got fresh tomatoes to make it from scratch. This was the right decision.
Justine and Angela were doing Beef Meatballs with Pasta. Justine took carriage of it as it was her recipe, however she kept on stuffing up the fresh pasta and in the end had to go with dried.
David and Scott made Open Lasagna. They said they were well and truly out of their comfort zone. It was interesting that Gary thought David was the boss, I always thought Scott was the bossy one, maybe that is because he gets more camera time.
Carly and Emily cooked Thai Pork Stuffed Omelette. Gary started sweating when he saw all the chilli going into it, he prefers his food mild.
Jen and Leigh made Beef and Lamb Dumplings with a butter sauce. This pair are showing they could win. Will it be an all South Australian grand final?
Helen and Steve made lamb mince and Polenta Bake again keeping to their tried and tested Greek recipes.
Andy and Megan made Greek Lamb Souvlaki with homemade tortillas. Megan has this habit of cooking things too early because she wants time to plate up. This proved unwise in this case as they were dry.
When it came to judging Manu thought there was a lot of chilli in Carly and Emily’s omelette, and Peter thought it was just mince with an omelette wrapped around it. He even mentioned the word soggy. We did find out they scored them four out of ten.
Andy and Megan were criticised for not cooking out the spices, however and the meat being dry. This must have been a bit retro as Gary liked it whereas the WA team did not.
David and Scott were congratulated for pushing themselves, however Pete thought the mince was under seasoned.
Nic and Rocco got thumbs up for their meatballs from everyone, however for the same could not be said for Angela’s. Pete said it had great texture but her meatballs were lacking in flavour.
Jen and Leigh were criticised for presentation however they had lots of flavour. Manu loved it, these girls are bit of a favourite with him.
Steve and Helen were told their polenta needed more cooking but the lamb mince was delicious. Gary thought it looked more exciting then it tasted.
Angela and Justine were the first to go into elimination with only 12 out of 50.
Megan and Andy were nominated by Manu and Pete to go head to head with them.
They had to cook one great dish.
Angela and Justine were cooking Vietnamese Duck and Asian Salad.
Megan and Andy were making Coral Trout with Crab and Prawn Bisque. Andy being the seafood king was meant to be the boss, but it was getting fiery in their kitchen with Megan trying to get Andy to cook the prawns early so she would have time to plate up. She was grabbing him and even let the f word fly. She wanted time to plate up and he wanted the seafood cooked at last minute. Even after time was called she was still stony faced about it.
However she should apologise to Andy as the judges thought the seafood was cooked to perfection and Guy Grossi loved the depth of flavour of the bisque. Liz Egan, Manu and Pete gave the dish a perfect ten.
The judges also thought Angela and Justine’s flavours were great, however Tobie thought the leg could have benefited from a longer cooking time.
Angela and Justine scored eights from all the judges except for Tobie Puttock who scored it a seven this gave them a total of 47 out of 60. However they could not beat the Tassie team who scored nine and tens for a 57 out of 60. Manu said it was the best dish they had been served in the competition thus far.
UPDATE: MKR website has how the jury voted, interesting that David and Scott were considered to have the second worst dish.