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November 29, 2012

My Kitchen Rules 4 (2013)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Easter Break, …
This year’s series has been spoiled by the relentless, repetitive focus on Ashlee and Sophia that when the show skipped a week during the Easter break, I found I did not miss it at all and now has stopped watching… So no more updates as the cooking has also been atrocious with no outstanding couples in this year’s bunch…

Channel 7 has begun to show promos for its fourth season of My Kitchen Rules which will most probably start in late January or early February in 2013. Here’s one I found on YouTube.

The other promo can only be found on their website, and I think could be geo-blocked outside of Australia.

Update January 24, 2013: MKR4 begins at 7:30pm Monday, January 28, 2013 on Seven. This means it will crash with MasterChef Australia: The Professionals, I will have to PVR one and watch the other live, LOL… From the TV guide, it seems MKR will be on from Sunday (starting when they move into Kictehn HQ I assume) to Wednesday, MasterChef airs from Sunday to Tuesday every week, so they will be going head-to-head 3 episodes per week… Maddening…


Week 1

Episode 1, Monday, January 28, 2013: Circa 75 – Kerrie & Craig (VIC Group 1)
Back to the future for My Kitchen Rules

Roasted Vegetable Tarte Tatin with Goat’s Curd and Rocket and Pear Salad (Kerrie & Craig)
Game Wallaby with Basil Risotto and Caramelised Beetroot (Kerrie & Craig)
Chocolate Jaffa Mousse Cake (Kerrie & Craig)

Episode 2, Tuesday, January 29, 2013: Anchors Away – Mick & Matt (TAS Group 1)

Abalone Patty with Salsa and Zesty Herb Yoghurt (Mick & Matt)
Salmon with Smoked Eel Potato Brandade and Lemon Beurre Blanc (Mick & Matt)
Apple and Berry Coconut Crumble with Custard (Mick & Matt)

Episode 3, Wednesday, January 30, 2013: Black Champagne – Josh & Andi (WA Group 1)

LOL, how did they come up with the following recipes if they were just winging it on the night? Meaning these are not their recipes that they used on the night? Well at least I know their fondants recipe is based on Delia Smith’s recipe as I had done, hahaha…

Dukkah Crusted Lamb with Radish Tzatziki (Josh & Andi)
Moroccan Chicken with Harissa and Vegetable Couscous (Josh & Andi)
Chocolate Fondants with Coffee Crème Anglaise (Josh & Andi)

Week 2

Episode 4, Monday, February 4, 2013: Taza – Jessie & Biswa (NSW Group 1)
Spice Girls crash and burn

Wow, what a delicious episode to watch the Spice Girls crashed and burned after their thrash talking of their rivals’ dinners last week and saying they can get 3 perfect 10 scores… The episode also delivered an overnight 5-city ratings of 2.22 million viewers! This is a huge result considering we are still outside of the official ratings year which starts next Sunday…

Cook the followings at your peril, especially the inedible dessert, hahaha…
Pani Puri, Lamb Samosa and Yoghurt Lassi (Jessie & Biswa)
Goat Sindhi Biryani (Jessie & Biswa)
Galub Jamun (Jessie & Biswa)

Episode 5, Tuesday, February 5, 2013: Costa del Sol – Jake & Elle (QLD Group 1)
Who will win the Most Obnoxious Team medal?

Rabbit, Pancetta and Thyme Ravioli with Truffle Cream Sauce and Walnuts (Jake & Elle)
T-Bone Steak with Mushroom Ragu, Silverbeet, Radicchio and Potato, and Parsnip Gratin (Jake & Elle)
Orange and Basil Syrup Cake with Basil Ice-Cream, Candied Orange and Toffee Shard (Jake & Elle)

Episode 6, Wednesday, February 6, 2013: Carnevale – Lisa & Stefano (SA Group 1)
Spice Girls say goodbye

For a moment there, I thought the Spice Girls might escape elimination, phew… Group 2 starts tomorrow, and they seem to be a fun group to watch compared to the sullen, calculating Group 1…

White Bean and Eggplant Puree with Rosemary Flat Bread (Lisa & Stefano)
Duck Breast in White Wine, Cinnamon and Sage on Polenta with Roast Potatoes and Artichokes (Lisa & Stefano)
Coconut Meringue with Passionfruit Curd and Rum Cream (Lisa & Stefano)

Episode 7, Thursday, February 7, 2013: Food Alley – Sam & Chris (VIC Group 2)
Bingo bango, the boys scoot into town

Spinach and Ricotta Runny Egg Ravioli (Sam & Chris)
Lamb Roulade with Pea and Mint Puree (Sam & Chris)
Coconut Creme Caramel with Almond Praline (Sam & Chris)

Week 3

Episode 8, Monday, February 11, 2013: D’Lish – Lisa & Candice (WA Group 2)
Beauty queens crackle but lack spice

Seafood Casserole of Prawns, Mussels, Dhufish and Scallops with Chorizo Flakes (Lisa & Candice)
Pork with Pancetta Crackle, Vegetable Medley, Onion Purée, Brandy Jus and a Cider Jelly Shot (Lisa & Candice)
Pumpkin Pie with Toffee Cashews and Banana Cream (Lisa & Candice)

Episode 9, Tuesday, February 12, 2013: Wonderland – Ali & Samuel (TAS Group 2)
Cheater, cheater, mango eater

Thai-Style Beef with Mai Tai Granita (Ali & Samuel)
Squid Hood Stuffed with Pork with Asian Greens and Sweet Chilli Sauce (Ali & Samuel)
Thai-Rifle with Coconut Granita (Ali & Samuel)

Colin’s 12 hour braised lamb shoulder (Colin Fassnidge)

Episode 10, Wednesday, February 13, 2013: Made in Bondi – Luke & Scott (NSW Group 2)
Bran-dishing abs in an activated (almond) episode

Zesty Prawn Salad (Luke & Scott)
Twice Cooked Spatchcock with Coconut Kale Salad and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes (Luke & Scott)
Spelt, Berry and Macaroon Tart with Crème Anglaise (Luke & Scott)

Pot luck of personalities

Episode 11, Thursday, February 14, 2013: Decadence – Dan & Steph (QLD Group 2)
Sunshine lovers put the sugar in sweetheart

Confit Salmon with Green Pea Salad (Dan & Steph)
Cherry Cola Braised Pork on White Bean Mash with Baby Carrots (Dan & Steph)
Chocolate Brownie with Cookie Dough Ice-Cream and Salted Caramel Sauce (Dan & Steph)

MKR turning its rival into mincemeat

Week 4

Episode 12, Monday, February 18, 2013: J’Adore Pink – Jenna & Joanna (SA Group 2)
Think pink: Don’t cry over candied rose petals

Sicilian Stuffed and Rolled Garfish with a Tomato and White Wine Sauce (Jenna & Joanna)
Homemade Italian Sausage with Horseradish Mash and Green Apple Salad (Jenna & Joanna)
Pistachio and Strawberry Mousse with a Dacquoise Base (Jenna & Joanna)

Episode 13, Tuesday, February 19, 2013: Bella Mamma – Angela & Melina (VIC Round 3 Gatecrashers)
Gatecrashers ‘change the game forever’

Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers With Melanzane Ripiene (Angela & Melina)
Red Wine Braised Beef Cheeks with Sautéed Radicchio and Roast Garlic Mash (Angela & Melina)
Layered Mango and Passionfruit Summer Delight (Angela & Melina)

Episode 14, Wednesday, February 20, 2013: Decadence Mk 2 – Dan & Steph (QLD Round 3)
Star Wars, pyjamas and some cooking

Warm Duck Sausage and Beetroot Salad (Dan & Steph)
Pork Knuckle with Blue Cheese Potato Gratin and Red Cabbage (Dan & Steph)
Orange Tian with Toasted Almonds (Dan & Steph)

Episode 15, Thursday, February 21, 2013: The Asylum – Kieran & Nastassia (WA Round 3 Gatecrashers)
Nerds join the mortal combat

Walnut and Spinach Ravioli with Mascarpone and Basil (Kieran & Nastassia)
Trout Baked in Salt Dough with Kipfler Potatoes and Watercress and Lemon Cream Sauce (Kieran & Nastassia)
Champagne Poached Pears with Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream and Pistachio Biscuits (Kieran & Nastassia)

Week 5

Episode 16, Monday, February 25, 2013: Wonderland Mk 2 – Ali & Samuel (TAS Round 3)
Buzz-kill fails to cut the tension

Pink Ling And Abalone Ceviche (Ali & Samuel)
Beef Fillet With Cacao and Chilli Harissa and Broad Bean Salad (Ali & Samuel)
Churros With Chocolate and Avocado Dipping Sauce (Ali & Samuel)

Episode 17, Tuesday, February 26, 2013: Carnevale Mk 2 – Lisa & Stefano (SA Round 3)
More like Hunger Games than My Big Fat Wedding

Mussels With Leeks, Butter Sauce and Almonds (Lisa & Stefano)
Ragù di Coniglio (Rabbit Ragu) with Herb Risotto (Lisa & Stefano)
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanut Semifreddo and Chocolate Sauce (Lisa & Stefano)

Episode 18, Wednesday, February 27, 2013: The Factory – Ashlee & Sophia (NSW Round 3 Gatecrashers)
Babelicious or are we fully sick of them yet?

Poached Chicken Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing (Ashlee & Sophia)
Vietnamese Pork And Prawn Pancakes (Ashlee & Sophia)
Lime Crème Brûlée (Ashlee & Sophia)

Episode 19, Thursday, February 28, 2013: Block Party for 50
Tarts fly and flop as MKR attempts crowd-pleasing dinners

Baharat Beef with Sweet Potato Mash and Mint Yoghurt Sauce (Angela & Melina VIC)
Salmon with Salsa Verde and Asparagus (Josh & Andi WA)
Pasta with Chorizo and Pesto (Sam & Chris VIC)
Lamb on Quinoa Fattoush with Flatbread (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Kangaroo with Beetroot Relish and Bordelaise-Style Sauce (Kieran & Nastassia WA)
Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Jelly (Dan & Steph QLD)
Crusted Pear with Berry Compote (Jake & Elle QLD)
Croquembouche (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Chocolate Berry Tartlets (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)

So much for a balanced diet
MKR uncut: It’s all fake!

Week 6

Episode 20, Monday, March 4, 2013: Herbs & Spices
Manu finds something to shout about

Lemon and Basil Cured Beef with Asian Salad (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Salt and Pepper Chicken with Coriander Salad (Dan & Steph QLD)
Salmon with Carrot and Beetroot Salad and Mint Aioli (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Basil Sardines with Green Couscous (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Deconstructed Taco (Josh & Andi WA)
Thyme Lamb Kofta with Haloumi (Jake & Elle QLD)
Spiced Chicken with Mint Noodle Salad (Sam & Chris VIC)

Saffron Poached Pears with Creamed Cardamom Rice (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Spiced Lamb with Cauliflower Two Ways (Josh & Andi WA)
Turmeric and Chili Risotto with Prawns (Jake & Elle QLD)
Butter Chicken with Spiced Flatbread and Rice (Sam & Chris VIC)

Episode 21, Tuesday, March 5, 2013: Elimination Cook-Off
Quail fail: Blind lead the blind in kooky cook-off

Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom and Truffle Oil (Sam & Chris VIC)
Lamb with Carrot Purée and Red Wine Jus (Sam & Chris VIC)
Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream (Sam & Chris VIC)
Scallops on Black Pudding with Pancetta (Kieran & Nastassia WA)
Quail with Leeks, Wild Mushrooms and Juniper Sauce (Kieran & Nastassia WA)
White Chocolate and Raspberry Mini Cakes with Strawberry and Balsamic Ice Cream (Kieran & Nastassia WA)

Episode 22, Wednesday, March 6, 2013: People’s Choice
To market, to market: Kitchen crew hit the road to pressure cooker

Vietnamese Baguettes (Jake & Elle QLD)
Pancakes Three Ways (Sam & Chris VIC)
Rice Paper Rolls and Mango Salad (Dan & Steph QLD)
Sweetcorn and Pea Fritters with Bacon (Luke & Scott NSW)
Gozleme (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Caramelised Pork with Vermicelli Noodles and Pickled Carrots (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Spiced Chicken with Pumpkin Rösti (Ali & Samuel TAS)
Spiced Meatballs with Couscous (Josh & Andi (WA)
Sticky Chicken Popcorn with Chips (Angela & Melina VIC)
Cinnamon Chicken Skewers with Couscous (Mick & Matt TAS)
Hot Cakes with Caramelised Banana and Ricotta (Jenna & Joanna SA)

Episode 23, Thursday, March 7, 2013: Breakfast & Chicken
Done like a chicken dinner, or how to get things down cow pat

Roasted Tomato Middle Eastern Breakfast (Josh & Andi WA)
Tomato Salsa with Baked Eggs and Grilled Asparagus (Sam & Chris VIC)
Bacon Huevos Rancheros with Bloody Mary Salsa (Ali & Samuel TAS)
Bacon and Egg Roll (Bondi Style) (Luke & Scott NSW)
Banana and Cinnamon Pide with Yoghurt and Berry Compote (Dan & Steph QLD)
Stuffed Mushroom and Egg Stack (Angela & Melina VIC)
Blueberry Pancakes with Date and Banana Butter (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Mushrooms with Eggs Two Ways (Mick & Matt TAS)

Hainan Chicken with Three Sauces (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Pineapple Salsa (Dan & Steph QLD)
Lemon and Herb Stuffed Chicken with Beetroot Leaves, Fried Eggplant, Capsicum and Potato (Angela & Melina VIC)
Chicken Pesto Pasta with Stuffed Tomatoes (Mick & Matt TAS)

Week 7

Episode 24, Monday, March 11, 2013: Elimination Cook-Off
Has the Tasmanian ship sailed? Such is life

Squid with Fennel and Herb Salad (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Braised Beef Ribs Served with a Chickpea Puree and Broccolini (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Mango Mousse with Toffee-Dipped Macadamias (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Hot and Spicy Prawns with Coconut Lime Rice (Mick & Matt TAS)
Grilled Trevalla with Lentils and Raita (Mick & Matt TAS)
Cappuccino Cheesecake With Toasted Meringue (Mick & Matt TAS)

Episode 25, Tuesday, March 12, 2013: Children’s Choice
No time to monkey around, it’s a feeding frenzy at the zoo

Chicken Drumsticks with Corn on the Cob (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Beef Burgers with Zucchini Fries (Josh & Andi WA)
Zoo-shi (Dan & Steph QLD)
Chicken and Cheese Taquitos with Mexican Rice and Guacamole (Jake & Elle QLD)
Meatball Sub with Tomato and Herb Salad (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Pork and Vegetable Sausage Rolls with Oven-Baked Chips and Salad (Sam & Chris VIC)
Spelt Pasta Bolognese with Broccoli and Pea Smash (Luke & Scott NSW)
Hungry Caterpillar – Lettuce Herb Balls with Lamb Skewers and Tzatziki (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Funky Monkey Muffin with Sea Salt Popcorn (Angela & Melina VIC)
Chicken Skewers with Stir-Fried Vegetables (Ali & Samuel TAS)

Episode 26, Wednesday, March 13, 2013: Flow & Harmony
Duck, duck … sushi?

Black Group: Mediterranean Four-Course Meal
Pea and Red Capsicum Soup Shooters (Sam & Chris VIC)
Whiting with Zucchini and Fennel Salad (Josh & Andi WA)
Steak with Tomato and Anchovy Sauce (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Italian Sponge with Zabaglione and Coffee Cream (Jake & Elle QLD)

White Group: Asian Four-Course Meal
Whiting Ceviche with Avocado Balls (Dan & Steph QLD)
Crispy Duck with Asian Salad (Angela & Melina VIC)
Marinated Beef with Watercress and Lemon Dipping Sauce (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Coconut Sago, Brown Sugar Syrup and Toasted Peanuts (Luke & Scott NSW)

Steamed Fish with Ginger and Shallots (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Lamb Rack With Mint Chimichurri And Parsnip Purée (Dan & Steph QLD)
Herb Encrusted Lamb Rack with Baked Mint Peas (Luke & Scott NSW)
Hot and Sour Soup with Seafood and Vegetables (Angela & Melina VIC)

Episode 27, Thursday, March 14, 2013: Elimination Cook-Off
Enter the polenta

Barramundi with Salsa Verde and Asparagus (Angela & Melina VIC)
Homemade Cicatelli Pasta with Italian Ragu (Angela & Melina VIC)
Lemon Custard with Biscotti and Amaretto Granita (Angela & Melina VIC)
Polenta with Flathead and Red Capsicum Salsa (Ali & Samuel TAS)
Masterstock Lamb with Brussels Sprouts (Ali & Samuel TAS)
Pistachio and Almond Tart with Orange Ice Cream (Ali & Samuel TAS)

Week 8

Episode 28, Monday, March 18, 2013: People’s Choice – Canapés at the Melbourne Cup
Canapes, horse d’oeuvres and a lot of long faces

Prawn and Fish Dumplings with Pickled Ginger (Ashlee & Sophia NSW)
Raspberry Meringue Tarts (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Mini Short Bread Biscuits with Ginger Cream and Baked Rhubarb (Sam & Chris VIC)
Beef Fillet with Beetroot Mousse and Parmesan Wafer (Josh & Andi WA)
Lobster Salad (Angela & Melina VIC)
Salmon Rillette On Rye Crisps with Horseradish Cream (Luke & Scott NSW)
Sambal Prawns with Avocado Mousse and Mango Emulsion (Dan & Steph QLD)
Sashimi Tuna on Baby Cos Lettuce (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Prawns with Mango Salsa and Lime Mayonnaise (Jake & Elle QLD)

Episode 29, Tuesday, March 19, 2013: Facebook’s Fans’ Favourite Ingredients to make Pasta & Favourite Dish from Contestants’ Favourite Ingredients
Colossal mistakes as MKR gladiators await the thumb of sudden death

Seafood Fettuccine (Jenna & Joanna SA)
Poached Salmon with Spelt Pasta (Luke & Scott NSW)
Open Pumpkin Lasagna (Josh & Andi WA)
Spicy Eggplant Fettuccine (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Smoked Salmon Pappardelle (Sam & Chris VIC)
Pappardelle with Pumpkin Sauce (Dan & Steph QLD)
Prawn Ravioli (Angela & Melina VIC)

Blue-Eye Trevalla With Mash With Parsley Velouté (Kerrie & Craig VIC)
Steak, Eggs and Chips (Dan & Steph QLD)
Chocolate Orange Gateaux (Sam & Chris VIC)
Veal Scallopini with Mushroom Sauce (Angela & Melina VIC)

Episode 30, Wednesday, March 20, 2013: Elimination Cook-Off
Spine-ripping showdown ends up all gooey

Vitello Tonnato (Jake & Elle QLD)
John Dory with Fennel Salad (Jake & Elle QLD)
Chocolate Molten Cakes with Coffee and Fig Ice-Cream (Jake & Elle QLD)
Mediterranean Octopus with Potato Salad (Angela & Melina VIC)
Roast Duck with Wild Rice and Honey Carrots (Angela & Melina VIC)
Poached Pears Stuffed with Fig and Walnuts with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (Angela & Melina VIC)

Knives are out: Ousted MKR cook gives Ashlee, Sophia a serve


  1. I have watched this show every season and some contestants are more likeable than others and I know all personalities are different BUT I was gob smacked when I heard that brat call that lady a moll , in an age when everyone jumps on the bully band wagon it is so obvious that if there is ratings in it you can say anything no matter how offensive or disrespectful it is . I will not lower myself by saying what I think of him and the show and hosts for allowing this , it is obvious this was recorded and planned be it for shock value or ratings or other wise it would not have been aired , you really have to be insensitive not to have learned what can happen when people are demeaned and belittled for ratings .

    Comment by Gayle — December 23, 2012 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

    • Totally agree… for a while I was wondering if her name might have been Molly but now I know he is just a nasty little boy…so ashamed he is from the Sunshine Coast (where I live)!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by Adele — January 7, 2013 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for posting the links to the recipes. Looking forward to trying last night’s marinated beef 🙂

    Comment by Fern — March 14, 2013 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

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