My Kitchen Rules – Queensland Score A Perfect Ten
Paul and Blair the surfer/teachers from Queensland showed they should be taken seriously in the My Kitchen Rules competition. Their instant restaurant Swell looked classy and their food even thought it was not perfect in flavour the presentation was flawless. It even knocked the bitchiness from the Western Australian team for a little while.
Their menu was Lemon Salt and Pepper Quail, Indonesian Chicken Curry, and Rum Chocolate Pots with Salted Caramel Toffee.
They must not buy their quail from Coles often as they went to the Deli department rather than the meat area! Paul who seemed to be leading the team and he insisted the quail needed to be deboned which took an hour of their prep time. His theory was he thought you needed to cook a dish with some technical difficulty.
It all looked like it was going smoothly and then they realised they had lost or forgotten the chocolate and Blair had to dash out to get it. He was also stressed about loss of prep time as the dessert needed two hours to set.
They were organised and clean cooks and the bromance between them was nice to watch. They also had a good sense of humour but because the WA team have been sucking the airtime we have seen little of them.
Deb was again bit cheeky and flirty but Andrew took the wind out of her sails when he said she reminded him of his Nan. Even Emelia looked embarrassed at his social faux pas.
Kelly was well pleased there was a curry on the menu as it gave her an excuse to drop that she went to India and she said she likes authentic food. Just like how the viewer likes authentic reality shows but they are a bit hard to come across also.
The producers keep on placing Team WA and Team Vic opposite each other to ensure the mutual antipathy continues, however if there is going to be a scrag fight my money is on Vikki coming out the winner.
After some minor drama with the quail with Paul thinking it needed more coating the judges gushed over it with Pete saying it was simple home cooking done well. He even gave it ten points so it must have been delicious.
Expectations were high for the curry but it did not deliver except with its presentation – that was fantastic. Pete said the chicken was overcooked and was dry and Manu thought the curry was a bit of a let down. Most of the contestants thought it was not spicy enough, except Jason but he said he does not like hot food.
The Rum Chocolate Pots with the Salted Caramel were too rich and full on for Manu. Pete said it was nice but far too much and he said he could not taste the rum. Jason however managed to scarf his down but after eating five lollipops at the ACT instant restaurant he appears to be able to eat a lot of everything.
The team scores were:
WA – 8
Vic – 7
SA – 6
NSW – 6
ACT – 7
For a score of 34/50
Manu gave a nine for the entree, seven for a main, a dessert with a six.
Pete gave them a perfect ten for the entree, main was a six, and dessert is a seven.
This gave them a total score of 79. They are second on the score board and safe from elimination.
My Kitchen Rules on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm on SEVEN.