Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off Season 3 Episode 2 Recap
But, anyway, this week we have a luau. In New Jersey. Yeah, you just know it's going to be good and authentic.
The two comedians were on the bottom last week, so let's see how they're doing this time around: Chris Kattan must have been on a bender the night before, because he just cannot stay awake during the meeting.
Judy Gold wants to make something everyone will like, because her weird spicy eggplant stuff from the prior challenge wasn't exactly a big hit. So she settles on mini eggrolls, which Rachael suggests she fill with shrimp and ground pork. And wouldn't you know it--Judy grew up Kosher. She's never cooked either protein, and she's worried. Could be her swan song as well.
After frying his pork, Jake makes the team cocktail, a ginger Mai Tai. He repeatedly tells us that he's not a bartender. I think he's offended to be assigned the position, which of course is an offense to bartenders everywhere. It's not like bar-tending isn't an honorable vocation. We all need to drink, dammit! Florence helps out by tasting the rum repeatedly.
The kitchen nonsense is eventually over and Team Rachael sends their food out.
NY restaurateur and Chopped judge Marc Murphy is this week's special judge and jury. And apparent expert on luau food.
Guy's team serves next. 'Nilla's pineapple cake looks impressive, and the cake and compote are good, but he's dumped the sugar bowl into his whipped cream which throws the dish into sweet overload. Herschel put peanuts in his lettuce cups because he was worried about the texture of his chicken (personal problems abound here today), which the judges love. No telling how many patrons went into anaphylactic shock during the meal. One taster called the dish, "delicate," which of course is exactly what Herschel was going for. Tiffany's tuna lacks seasoning, because of course she was too busy helping trainwreck Chris, but she gets points from Rachael for having so many components. And speaking of trainwrecks, Kattan's pork was overcooked and the dish had way too much sauce. However, his "Guy Tai," heavy on the mango and rum though it was, was tasty.
Guy's team is the loser, and it's pretty obvious who will be going home. That is, if he doesn't fall asleep on his way out the door.
Posted on Minxeats.com.