My Kitchen Rules – Finally A Team That Could Cook But They Need To Throw Out The Heston Cook Book
Josh and Danielle from Victoria showed they probably had the best technical cooking skill in My Kitchen Rules, by my oh my their mixing of ingredients was appalling and because of this they may only get to cook once in the competiton.
Their Heston style menu had some very strange flavour combinations. The worst was the main of the Sous Vide Salmon with Radish and Pea Salad, Cinnamon Biscuit and Vanilla Mayonnaise. Josh confidently said “We know cinnamon and vanilla go well with seafood?” Really? I googled and found nothing of them combined but I did find Heston’s recipe for vanilla mayonnaise and it is served with salmon. But still cannot work out where the cinnamon aspect came from.
Josh and Danielle set up their instant restaurant “Alchemy” nicely, with edible dirt on the table, lickable paintings and edible menus. Most of the other teams were impressed and even David thought they were going to get something “ultramodern from the future” on the plate “like The Jetsons”.
The Victorian boys thought it was quirky and Corinne noted that Harry was willing to eat anything you wondered if this confirmed the rumour that he and Kelly had hooked up.
However their enthusiasm diminished as they were waiting an hour and a half for their entree of Oxtail and Mushroom Gyoza with Hazelnut and Grape Vinaigrette and Apple Sphere. The rolling out of the gyoza wrappers took longer then expected and Josh was having issues with making the sphere which his chemistry set and even when he did successfully do it, it added nothing to the plate.
Also was it wrong to be sceptical when Harry told Manu and Pete that he had once tried to make gyoza dough and it was very difficult to get it right? Maybe Harry should concentrate on learning the basics first. As Christo said this was not a menu he and Harry would attempt.
David however looked at the Gyoza’s and declared it was something his grandmother would have made. Now I doubt his grandmother would even know what a gyoza is.
Pete was not a fan and said what you put on the plate does not work together. Yes there are elements that are quite nice, but put together it is a bit of train wreck. He told them if they wanted to go further in the competition they need to take a step back and work out what goes together on a plate.
Cathy however loved it. She said if this was on a take away menu she would order it weekly. Clearly she thinks it would be too technically difficult for her to make.
There did not appear to be such a big gap before they served up their main which was the Salmon.
The salmon looked great and Manu said it was cooked to perfection, however he said the mayonnaise was too oily for the fatty salmon. Pete said it did not go well together. Pete said the cinnamon biscuit was a very strange thing to put on the plate. Danielle started weeping and then Carly started crying with her in sympathy.
In the add breaks there was a promo saying you could Win a MKR dish and get it delivered your the door. Hopefully it is not this one.
So after getting hammered for the flavour combinations they decide to pull back on the dessert of Banana Parfait with Maple Syrup Bacon. The parfait did not look good nor was it cut up very well. They then just put little bits of bacon on top. The dessert looked shocking on the plate. Carly really liked it, but Pete thought it was too sweet and Manu thought there was not enough bacon.
The scores given were:
Carly and Tresene – 7
Anna and Cathy – 5
Harry and Christo – 4
Chloe and Kelly – 4
David and Corinne – 3
For a total of 23 out 50.
Pete gave a three for entree, a five for main, and a five for dessert.
Manu a five for entree, a five for main, and five for dessert.
Josh and Danielle received a total score of 51. Kelly’s cheshire cat smile was bigger then usual when she realised she and Chloe were no longer on the bottom of the leader board. Hopefully the Victorian couple will be safe as they did show they know how to cook and were very competent in the kitchen.
Harry and Christo are cooking on Sunday but if you looked at the promo you would have thought it was Captain Jack and the trophy wife.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN Sunday at 6.30pm and Monday to Wednesday at 7.30pm.