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My Kitchen Rules – We Have Our Top Five

The Bree and Jessica tension continued on My Kitchen Rules however another two women who appear to have a lack of love between them are judges Karen Martini and Liz Egan. Just going off the body language Karen can barely look at Liz and they have very strained smiles when they have to acknowledge the other.

It was another elimination challenge between three teams in the battle to make it into  the top five. Cathy and Anna started out strong winning the trussing of the beef fillet. As soon as they saw the challenge you could almost hear them say Vikki and Helena’s mantra “we’ve got this”. Or it should have been Cathy’s got this it was straight up her skill set.

This gave them the advantage to allocate which ingredient the other teams would cook with. Cathy and Anna chose beef for themselves and gave Skate to the Tassie girls and chocolate to Bree and Jessica. It is hard to make a chocolate dessert in an hour. Well a sophisticated one. They made Chocolate Ravioli which did not look great on the plate but the judges thought it was delicious except for the candied orange which Bree had done. Though Bree tried to slate the blame back on Jessica saying she said just put it back in the sugar.

Cathy and Anna made Seared Beef (again) with puree Cauliflower (a derivative of what they have done before) which again was cooked well however after sitting there too long it bled into the white vegetable and did not look that great on the plate. They were also told they did not have enough sauce.

It was Tahlia and Bianca who were made safe after cooking with Skate for the first time. The dish of Skate Wings with Pea Puree and Onion Rings did look good on the plate and even though they did not taste it they still managed to get through.

Anna was in tears having to cook again but managed to pull it together. They had to cook their signature dish which was Quail with Quinoa Salad. Again Cathy took the lead on the protein and deboned ten quail. It was technically quite a difficult dish.

Whereas Bree and Jessica made Butter Chicken and Red Lentil Dahl which had Kelly turning up her nose and wondering what sort of signature dish was that. For them it was all about flavours and that strategy got them through beating out Cathy and Anna by one point. It appeared to come down to some of the judges quail breast being a bit dry.  Karen Martini scored the quail higher, whereas Pete Evans and Guy Grossi gave higher points to the curry.

The positive thing about the episode was that at least the standard of cooking was high. Tonight it is back to the instant restaurants where they have to cook two entrees, two mains and two desserts. This could be quite interesting indeed.

My Kitchen Rules on SEVEN weeknights at 7.30pm.

 

57 comments

1 Littlepetal { 04.08.14 at 9:55 pm }

I have also mentioned before that the scoring will not be fair. Of course they will score strategically. They will give low scores to the team that will be a threat to them.

I hope there will be a surprise element at the end of the IR. Judges telling them that their scores are not counted!!! Only the judges scores are taken into account. I would love to see the look on their faces.

2 Izobel2 { 04.08.14 at 10:31 pm }

Totally agree with you, as always, Littlepetal. Just seeing the triple choc cheesecake… Yuuummmoooo!

3 daisy { 04.08.14 at 10:36 pm }

OK for all the Innocents; yes BDD is correct. The ping pong is the kind where I say, “Do I look like someone who wants to go see that?”
Smythe; neither activity. 😳

Emma, no. This is just slothing in Phuket. Moonboot comes of Friday so I will be back in action.

4 daisy { 04.08.14 at 10:38 pm }

Zhee, good story about your naughty sister.

Emma I think Bangkok will be fine if you don’t join in, and if it’s red shirt v yellow shirt or whatever, wear blue.
These things are never as bad as the media make out. Hell, I went to Colombo during the civil war and my daughter and her kids were living there. We just didn’t go into danger zones.

5 daisy { 04.08.14 at 10:48 pm }

Back to MKR, good comment Baker Boy, I had heard a similar but different version of the evolution of butter chicken. Anyhow, that sure wasn’t butter chicken. They cooked a ‘western curry’.
I liked U&S best and Cptn Jack for comedy.

6 Littlepetal { 04.08.14 at 10:57 pm }

We need Rishi from Masterchef for an authentic butter chicken. Also the Dahl can’t be that nice as Jess didn’t do a tarka for the dhal.

7 Littlepetal { 04.08.14 at 11:00 pm }

RR, my better half was in Bangkok during the riot. He even bought the red army T shirt and whistle. The protest was quite civilize.