Paul and Blair needed a bit more spice in their curry tonight.
Paul and Blair needed a bit more spice in their curry tonight. LeoPhotography

Paul and Blair ride the My Kitchen Rules wave

SURFERS Paul and Blair went from hanging ten on the Gold Coast's surf breaks to scoring a perfect 10 on My Kitchen Rules.

The State of Origin rivalry heated up on tonight's show, with the dads aiming to "smash" NSW team Annie and Jason's series opening score of 82.

But even their perfect score for their quail entrée from judge Pete Evans was quite enough to beat the Blues.

Their strategy of starting their three-course meal in their Balinese-inspired instant restaurant Swell with a technically challenging dish paid off.

"I thought that was a perfect example of simple home cooking but just done so well; hopefully the swell is building," Pete Evans said.

His fellow judge Manu Feildel agreed.

"Yes it's the crunchiness on the outside but the leg, being able to pull the meat off with just my teeth and get the bone clean, it's a sign of being cooked to perfection," he said.

Paul and Blair react to their perfect 10.
Paul and Blair react to their perfect 10.

In contrast to the arguments in the kitchen last night between Andrew and Emelia, Paul and Blair were a well-oiled machine, dealing with the drama of lost chocolate for their dessert in a calm and decisive way.

But they had a bit of a wipe out with their main course. The curry was not quite hot enough and the chicken was overcooked.

"The first thing my eyes went to was the chicken. You've cut it too small and because of that the chicken was overcooked and it was dry," Evans said.

"I believe if you would have cut those thighs into two or three pieces tops and cooked it exactly the same way it would have just melted in our mouths."

Paul described it as a "kick in the guts" but the two blokes bounced back with a surprisingly feminine looking dessert.

But it was a bit too rich for many of their guests.

"It's very full-on," Feildel said.

"I like it, but then I'm halfway there and I just can't eat anymore. It's just really rich."

In the end they received a respectable score of 79, leaving Canberra's Andrew and Emelia still firmly at the bottom of the leader board on 47 points.

On Sunday, Melbourne twins Helena and Vikki will host the teams and judges at their instant restaurant.

 

Menu

Entrée: Salt and pepper quail with lemon pepper dipping sauce

Main: Spicy Indonesian chicken curry

Dessert: Rum chocolate pots with salted caramel toffee

Score: 79/100


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