My Kitchen Rules – Sweating and Fishing In Broome.
Maybe they need to send the contestants to Western Australia more often as the seafood dishes the MKR teams cooked on the beach looked sensational. Even more amazing considering the conditions they were cooking under.
No wonder Kerrie collapsed from heat they were in the sun for 90 minutes. At least she had a semi decent hat on some of the teams went for style over substance and were wearing fedorsas which is fashion rather than sun protection.
At first it appeared the teams might have to catch and cook their food, but the fishing challenge was only to decide who would pick the order of teams to select their seafood. Props to My Kitchen Rules editors who after Pete warns the contestants about crocodiles then cut in a shot of one in the water…
Sophia was happy to win the power to decide which teams could choose when by catching a four kilogram barramundi. She said “Step in line, the Dictator is coming in”, and it was surprising the order they picked. Clearly if Sophia did hook up with Scott he must not have been a good kisser as they selected them fifth. Her rationale was she did not see them as threats. If you don’t think they are competition why not pick them earlier.
They selected Dan and Stef first, then Chris and Sam, then Jake and Elle, then the Bondi Boys, Kerrie and Craig and last was Jenna and Joanne who were stuck with mudcrabs. However Joanna was used to cooking crab as her husband is a fisherman. Sophia and Ashlee’s rationale for picking them last was because they were followers. Again not sure what that meant or who they followed.
Despite winning the power the NSW girls were not having a good time. They were cracking at each other. Ashlee did not do the middle eastern spice rub right for their Middle Eastern Salmon, and took exception to the way Sophia was speaking to her about it. Sophia thought that she should know how she speaks by now and complained how she always had to step in when there was a stuff up. Ashlee in the end was “whatever”.
The teams that used spices did better with the voters and the judges and for once it was not about who had not cooked the worse dish but whose just was not as good as the others.
The Bondi Boys who made Lobster with Lemon and Herb Butter, with a side order of Luke’s sweat. It was thought to be a “pleasant” dish. Thankfully Luke had not decided to give the nutritional value of his sweat to camera as he does for most of his ingredients.
Joanna and Jenna made Mudcrab with Corn. Joanna went and got sea water and it confused the other teams, Sophia said “Is girlfriend taking a dip?”. It was cooked well but their side dishes did not hit the mark. At this stage of the competition you need two strong cooks on your team to get anywhere.
Something that Dan and Stef have as they made a great Balinese Fish Curry, though they did not put enough sauce on it as they were prioritising presentation over taste.
Jake and Elle were smart with their Thai Tropical Perch. They cooked it in alfoil so could control the moistness of it, and the judges thought it was exquisite. Chris and Sam also used the alfoil technique when making BBQ Barra with Fattoush Salad and homemade Flat Bread. It was impressive both in looks and taste.
Kerrie and Craig were making Prawn Stuffed Squid it looked fantastic and Manu loved the smokey taste of the chargrill. Props to her for keeping going to finish the dish when she was clearly struggling. Props to her for keeping going to finish the dish when she was clearly struggling.
At the end of the episode the viewer was kept in suspense over whether Ashlee and Sophia Middle Eastern Salmon was a dud or not. It wasn’t, they were told they had nailed it despite their dramas in the kitchen and they won peoples choice. They won a trip to the Margaret River to a Gourmet Food Festival. They chirped “they would wear their fat pants”. Love them or hate them they have brought personality to the series and episodes are edited around them. Interestingly Joanna probably thought she was going to be cast as the series bitch but they have well and truly taken the mantle from them.
Jenna and Joanna were told they were going into the elimination challenge which did not make her happy as Joanna had thought the seafood challenge had been right in their skill set.
My Kitchen Rules on Seven Monday to Wednesday at 7.30pm.