My Kitchen Rules – Even Helena And Vikki Think Harry And Christo Can’t Cook!
It was the first team challenge with the contestant’s split up into two, and even Vikki and Helena were concerned about the liability that Harry and Christo are, saying they can’t cook. Helena who was heading up the black team shunted them too dessert and they made a flourless chocolate cake which as a very low difficulty rating. Having said that Harry was trying to assist the Tassie girls and over whipped their cream and burnt their meringues when he took a blow torch to them. No wonder he can’t get laid as he acts first and thinks later.
It was the first team challenge where both teams were cooking for a restaurant where the diners could decide what they thought the meal was worth. These challenges where the diners decide can be inequitable as they don’t get to taste all the food.
The white team headed by Josh who thought he made a great leader had the stronger cooks and were a bit smarter with the dishes they chose to make in the seaside suburb of Cronulla. The big truck were teams kitchens and it was a very impressive space considering on each side five teams were cooking. The truck comes along with Colin Fassnidge which got some of the girls hot under the collar from fear but it got Chloe hot and bothered for another reason.
The white team strengths were their savoury dishes which was Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad for entree, Seared Ocean Trout with Lentils and Salsa Verde and Surf & Turf with twice cooked chips for main. Cathy and Anna were smart with their main dish as at the time of service they just had to cook the trout which meant they were fairly stress free except for trying to get the dish up at the same time as Chloe and Kelly’s steak. The WA girls had a lot going on including chips and asparagus but Manu who was sceptical about the dish loved it.
The white teams desserts were not so great. With Tresne and Carly making a Deconstructed Raspberry and Lemon Tart because they think deconstructing something makes it high end. As Manu said it looked like they had dropped it on the floor and picked it up and plated it. But at least it was edible unlike Annie and Jason’s Chocolate Ganache and Shortbread which looked far to rich. This was confirmed when Pete Evans chugged a glass of water after he had one bite.
Carly and Tresne had a dish sent back because their was a hair in their dish. Josh boomed out so everyone could hear their was a hair in the dish. This did get him some attention from his team, as Josh was having an issue that no one was taking much notice of him. Maybe in real life he lacks charisma as well as on screen.
The Black groups meal was a bit all over the place. The twins made a Prawn Cocktail for entree but the diners only received one whole prawn in each serving which was not going to get you to open up your wallet. Naughty Nana made Lamb With Mint Sauce and roasted tomatoes. She had one sent back because it was raw but it still looked more cooked then anything Cathy and Anna dished up last week. Bree and Jessica also made a main of Braised Pork Belly with White Bean Ragu and Salsa Verde. Bree clearly has issues with taking direction as Colin Fassnidge was trying to tell her that she needed to hurry up as the dish was very labour intensive for their 90 minute prep time. He thought it weird she was tying the pork belly with string but she continued to do so. She had the pork belly that took an hour to cook in the pressure cooker, cannelini beans to cook for 50 minutes and then she was peeling broadbeans and prepping artichokes.
Their pork looked terrible on the plate as it looked grey when they first sent it out. Diners returned it saying it was too fatty. They then quickly pan fried it before sending it out again. It was not walking off the menu but Pete Evans loved it, which will just feed into Bree’s ‘she knows best’ attitude.
Harry and Christo had simple dessert was thought to be fine by the judges except they thought the coulis was too tart. The young Tassie girls showed they can cook and did a very nice Lemon and Lime Citrus and Meringue Crumble. Out of all the desserts it was the highlight.
It was the white team that ended up winning with the black team being sent to MKR headquarters to cook off and try and avoid being sent to the elimination challenge against Uel and Shannelle. Some of the diners must have thought they were at a Hari Krishna restaurant and quite a few only put ten dollars in. This was a bit poor as most of the dishes looked edible.