Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Hells Kitchen - Fillet of Halibut

Last night on Hells Kitchen it was more of the same. Blank stares and yelling. Gordon was livid that there had been so much waste in the service the night before, so he had the trash truck back up and dump the bags in the driveway and all the contestants had to go through and sort out the garbage. Totally stupid. They made so much mess in the driveway it was more repulsive than the waste. So point made, they all went back to the kitchen and the Gordon proceded to fillet a hallibut with a VERY SHARP knife. He made it look so easy, but it couldn't have been that hard because the dumbo contestants manaaged to make 41 acceptable fillets each from their halibuts. Then I guess they attempted to serve it for dinner after each team has mauled it. Yuk.

Meanwhile the men won the "challenge" of cutting up fish and got to go on a yacht with Gordon who was nice to them for 2 hours before going back to yelling at them during the dinner service.

Dinner was basically more of the same except a few more people got their dinner. It all ended in tears with Gordon screaming "shut it down". This after screaming "where's the beef" 40 times in a row. Maybe if Gordon gave them a few cooking lessons in the morning, they might be able to produce a dinner in the evening?

Sharon was utimately sent home because she spent more time worrying about her make up than her cooking. She is a "room service chef" which translated means she works in a hotel kitchen. I think.

So Gordon in scary mode has even managed to scare me, because I am determined to make a good rissoto. I've found a nice recipe in Everyday Food,so I'm going to try it out this week. You know, just in case Gordon drops by and screams at me to produce the perfect risotto!!


jj said...

Did you try out that risotto yet? That's something I've always wanted to try, too but have been a bit reluctant. Would love to hear how yours turned out!

Patsyk said...

If you have a pressure cooker, you can make PERFECT risotto in only 6 minutes w/o stirring! :) I have a couple of recipes on my blog if you are interested.

I haven't seen last night's HK yet, but hope to watch it tonight before Top Chef comes on!

Cathie said...

I don't have a pressure cooker!!! I wish I did but I'm sort of scared of them - hahaha.
I'm going to have to do it the stirring way!