MKR: Undercooked lamb sends mother-daughter duo home

A mishap with their meat sent Ruth and Cheryl packing on last night's My Kitchen Rules

Christchurch mother-daughter duo Ruth and Cheryl were sent packing from the My Kitchen Rules New Zealand HQ last night after presenting an undercooked lamb rump to the hungry judges.

In a make-or-break challenge, the top five teams had 90 minutes to prepare, cook, and serve part of a five-course degustation dinner for judges, students, and Genesis Energy guests at Auckland’s Pakuranga College.

Each team randomly selected one of five courses; with Ruth and Cheryl picking the second main and opting to serve lamb rump with fennel puree, caramelised shallots and Shiraz syrup.

While the shallots and purée were went down a treat, the undercooked lamb was what let the pair down.

“They are seriously good cooks and I know that they’re going to be incredibly disappointed with the way this lamb has been cooked,” said Gareth.

The poor performance was as much of a shock to the remaining contestants, with Gatecrasher Jess stunned to see the consistent pair make a mistake.

“I’m so surprised to see Ruth and Cheryl in the bottom, they have not put a foot wrong this whole competition.”

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