My Kitchen Rules – Tassie Team Kicks Some Seafood Butt
Well there are no question about Matt’s paternity as he is a mini me of his father Mick complete with identical spectacles and it was this likeable pair that were cooking last night in Tasmania.
The theme of their restaurant was Anchors Away – so very seafood heavy which you would expect from an abalone diver. Even though he could source his own abalone he still had to get supplies and hopefully with the two hour round trip to Hobart they were given extra time for shopping.
Their menu was Abalone Pattys, main was Salmon with a smoked eel brandade and a beurre blanc, and dessert was a simple Apple and Berry Crumble with Custard.
Their shopping was fairly event free apart from an argument on whether to buy Golden Delicious or Granny Smith. Motto of the story is listen to your parents kids.
Also the prep times only hiccup was finding the salmon fillets still had bones and scales on them. Is this what Coles considers a fillet? Though they did not appear to do that much in their allotted three hours. Sure they did the entree and prepped the fish but that was about it.
What I did like about this pair was Mick, the father, had total confidence in his son, and even though there was $250,000 on the line let him have the lead on a number of dishes.
Thankfully Matt decided not to hold the abalone shells down with blue tack, this would not have gone down well, and would have just given Jessie and Biswa something else to bitch about. Tonight they bitched that the salsa in the shells looked like the entree not the patty’s, also that they did not like the combination of the eel brandade and salmon. These girls need to realise that their table mates are going to be scoring them and you get the feeling they will be particularly harsh on them.
Also Jessie and Biswa need to realise they are not as funny or as charismatic as they think they are. Hopefully the Italian Stallion will tell them how annoying they are before the end of the series.
Mick was pretty overwhelmed by the positive feed back to his main and wept and did anyone notice when Mick went into the pantry when he was crying there were strategically placed Campbell stock packs on the different shelves?
At this point my feed started to breakdown so I am not sure how the dessert was received by the other teams, but I do know the judges gave it a nine so it must have been good. If anyone can fill me in on how the other teams scored them I would be interested to know.
In the end the Tassie father and son team kick butt and scored a total of 80 points putting them at the top of the table and they will be safe from elimination.