My Kitchen Rules – Christo And Harry Followed The KISS Principle
Harry and Christo made sure the second time cooking at the instant restaurant they kept it to the KISS principle – keep it simple stupid. Josh and Danielle whose complex ‘alchemy’ menu saw them go to the bottom of the table looked bitter and twisted when they saw what the boys were dishing up.
Simple menu or not it still took them three hours to get their main course onto the table and surprisingly they were not penalised more for that.
The main was Pheasant with Bread Sauce and Beetroot Salad and lucky for them there were twelve birds in stock when they went to buy them as they are harder to find then guinea fowl.
Harry was making it off his grandmother’s recipe however he had never cooked pheasant before so you knew that the potential for it to end disastrously was high. Viewers know Harry is not there for his cooking skills and producers confirmed this when they had shots of him in the shower and standing topless in front of the mirror.
Why he thought a quick searing in the pan and then fifteen minutes in the oven was going to cook it it through was a mystery. When they first took the birds out they were raw. It was unclear how long the bird actually took to cook but it took over three hours to get the main out.
It is interesting that they were not heavily penalised for the delay as Manu scored them an eight and Pete a seven. It goes to show it is OK to be late with your meal as long as it is good. Manu thought the bread sauce was one of the best he had tasted so it had been worthwhile for Christo to turf the first batch and remake it. Again this did not help with their timing.
What were they doing whilst the main was cooking? As they appeared to take a lot of time to cook and plate their simple dessert of Cooked Stone Fruit with Amaretti Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream. Christo decided the crumble was too moist so again re-made it.
The boys appeared to be more relaxed and in control of their preparation time. The only hiccups were burning the Amaretti biscuits when they had the oven on fan grill not fan bake and they did have an electricity black out, which was not there fault.
Once the guests arrived Harry even cracked a joke handing over a bottle of red wine to David saying “this is for you”. The wine did not make him a more jovial guest saying “Her food is going to come out dry and unpalatable, a bit like her personality”.
The entree was Sauteed Calamari with Capsicum and Garlic infused Olive Oil on Salad Leaves. They said they usually made this dish with chilli but were concerned there might be some chilli haters around the table. It might have had a bit more flavour if they had.
Even though others thought the dish was simple, David said he would not do calamari for twelve people as it would come out tough. However Manu said the dish was too simple and this meant it had to be amazing and it wasn’t as the calamari was a bit under.
Kelly may not have hooked up with Harry as she called the entree”meh”.
Then there was the three hour wait for the pheasant but once it was on the plate all the judges and the contestants loved it. All except David who said it was disgusting and then complained about the entree serving size.
The boys again were slow with dessert. Christo decided the biscuit crumble was too moist so scraped it out of the nectarines to re-do. Once it was on the table Pete thought it was delicious.
The scores were:
Carly and Tresne – 6
Josh and Danielle – 4
Cathy and Anna – 6
Chloe and Kelly – 6
David and Corinne – 5
Pete gave four for the entree, a seven for main, an eight for dessert and Manu gave a three for entree, an eight for main, and an eight.
They got a grand total of 65 which means they are safe with Josh and Danielle at the bottom still.
Tonight David and Corinne cook and it could be the highest rating episode yet.
My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN at 7.30pm.