Previously on My Kitchen Rules, our teams took to the streets of Melbourne to feed the masses. One team won People’s Choice, earning them safety from elimination, while the weakest team was sent to the Sudden Death Cook Off
Tonight, the remaining teams must cook at Kitchen Headquarters to decide who will join that team in the next elimination.
Relationships are tested when the judges reveal a few surprise twists. Who will rise to the challenge? And who will crash and burn? The team with the least impressive dish will go to the Sudden Death Cook Off.
Tonight they will have 30 minutes and the bottom four will again go to a showdown and then ultimately sudden death.
Steve and Helen and Peter and Gary are on the sidelines as Steve and Helen are safe and the boys are up for elimination.
Pete says it will take team work and trust tonight, and the trust is set to be tested to it’s ultimate limit. Tonight only one team member will cook and make the decisions. The teams choose the strongest cook while the others sit back. The cooks tonight grab their ingredients and Jennifer is super confident.
But oh, oh – there is a twist. The chosen chef will now have to swap with the other team member and they will now be the chef for tonights challenge. They all freak out over the swap – especially the Tassies Megan and Andy. The clock starts and the “non cooks” have to talk the now “cooks” through their dishes and processes.
Here is what the teams are cooking and who’s creating it:
Angela: Pistachio crusted pork cutlet with tomatoes, asparagus and sweet potato
Leigh: Thai cured salmon salad with raw vegetables
Meg: Whiting with smashed potatoes.
Scott: Tempura octopus with thempura vegetables and soy sauce
Thomas: Ricotta Ravioli with tomato and vegetable salad
Rocco: Capsicum tart with salad and sticky balsamic.
Megan: Chocolate volcano cake with strawberry coulis
Emily: Chocolate Brownie with chocolate ganache and praline
Megan and Andy are extremely stressed and she’s having trouble with measurements, while Andy is having trouble with the oven temperatures. While Emily and Carly haven’t run into any trouble.
Princess and Leigh are looking good and Princess is giving great instructions while also sticky beaking at Ang and Justines dish. She’s rather perplexed and says “Ang and Justine are doing meat and vegetables – is that all they can do?” These two deserve to get through just for their teamwork. Ang and Justine haven’t put on their sweet potato and realise it should of been ages ago.
Peter is watching them with an eagle eye and filing it all away – will he need it?
Nic and Rocco aren’t making their own pastry and are using capsicums from a jar! This won’t go down well! Simon is worried about their dish as he usually cooks the seafood in their household and not Meg. They are relaxed and she’s doing an awesome job.
Thomas and Carla are working well as a team. Carla gets stressed out though when it comes time to make the raviolis and Thomas joins in the freak out.
David and Scott’s tempura batter looks like clag and it’s a disaster and Scott tries all he can to save it and it’s really funny as he tries to stab the batter. Ultimately he starts again. They do the smart thing and do a test piece and David thinks it’s great. The batter is getting really thin from the ice diluting the batter – but Scott says he doesn’t have time to tell David. The tempura doesn’t even look like it has a batter on it.
In the last minute theitr is pandamonium, Meg’s fish looks great, Simon is manic and Thomas and Carla are plated up. Poor Leigh’s looks like a dog’s dinner she admits. The way that Megan and Andy shout at one another we may see them on Divorce Court next. The judges taste all the dishes but as usuall give nothing away.
All the teams are waiting for their outcome.
NZ – Simon & Meg: A beautiful peice of whiting, cooked perfectly – they are safe
VIC – Carly & Emily: Manu says he hasn’t been impressed, it’s just a brownie – they are not safe. Peter’s loving it!
QLD – David & Scott: It wasn’t a true tempura, for 1/2 an hour they could have done more – they are not safe.
TAS – Megan & Andy: The presentation needs to be stepped up – Manu loved the taste – they are safe to Megan’s suprise!
SA – Leigh & Jennifer: The balance of flavour was fantastic and it was a great dish – they are safe.
SA – Nic & Rocco: It looked great, but the flavour was dissapointing. The pastry from a packet and capsicum from a jar of vinegar – What did you expect Manu says. It was very vinegary
Two teams remain – one is safe and the other is not
VIC – Thomas & Carla: The bowl they served was very enjoyable and the dish worked – they are told though they should have made their own pasta. Carla thinks they are going home.
WA – Angela & Justine: “WHERE IS THE SAUCE?”, the potatoes were soggy and not the best dish they have served – Justine thinks it’s close.
The team that is safe is…..Thomas and Carla and they are overwhelmed and immediately go and hug Peter and Gary.
The first four safe are: Kiwis, Simon and Meg, Tassies Magan and Andy, Leigh and Jennifer and Thomas and Carla. Not safe are: Carly and Emily, David and Scott, Nic and Rocco and Angela and Justine.
Now for the showdown. This sudden death cook off will have the teams represent themselves on a plate – they want a dish that represents what they mean to the competition and they only have one hour.
Angela and Justine are making fettuccine with salami, tomato and fennel sauce. This dish represents Justine’s Italian background and Angela makes the sauce all the time for her husband. Manu thinks the pasta is taking a very long time.
It’s a pasta war between Ang and Justine with the boys – old style (the girls) versus modern (the boys). Ang has a look at Nic and Rocco’s and she’s worried!
Nic and Rocco are making herb printed ravioli with sage butter sauce, asparagus and pancetta. These two Italian boys are doing a marvellous job with their pasta and everyone is cheering them on
David and Scott love a roast, so are making roasted spatchcock with sweet potato puree, broccolini and beurre blanc. They are adding butter and pancetta to keep it moist – yum. Their presentation is a bit sad!
Peter and Gary want to go up against Carly and Emily as Peter has a grudge against them and unfinished business after at their instant restaurant he thinks they were knifed in the back and there was a “tiff” at MKR HQ. Peter wants justice and says there will be when they pack their bags and go home. Them’s fighting words! Meanwhile the girls are making Duck with cherry marsala sauce with potato gratin and char grilled asparagus. The sauce is being very heavily reduced and looks a bit dodgy.
Now the judges try and critique the dishes
Nic and Rocco - Did Manu just spit his out? WHERE”S THE SAUCE? The boys think they have blown it.
Angela and Justine - Do you usually put more sauce in this, Manu asks Ang – yes she does, but wanted to keep it classic Italian. When will these people learn SAUCE!
Carly and Emily - Ooooh – it looks like Pete has broken a tooth! Peter is elated. Pete has had a cherry pit and is not happy.
David and Scott – The boys feel like they are gazelles in the Serengeti – Pete says I hope you don’t think we are the hunters, but don’t give us a big target. Ouch
Now for the elimination.
Nic and Rocco – The pasta was fantastic, the sauce – they needed more – if they had more it would of been 10/10. Nic and Rocco are back!
Angela and Justine – It was simple but amazing Italian and the quantity of sauce was perfect.
Carly and Emily – The duck was cooked beautifully, the gratin was perfect – but they need to know what works on a plate. The sauce was totally out of place. Not to mention the pip that could have broken a tooth or swallowed it.
David and Scott - The spatchcock was juicy and moist – but the beurre blanc let the dish down and one element can let the whole dish down.
Going into tomorrow nights sudden death will be …Carly and Emily – Peter is overjoyed and says “Carly and Emily – pack your bags and go back to Melbourne” Tomorrow night will be a doozy – Peter is bringing bitchy back!