MKR villains Chloe and Kelly win over tradies’ hearts
MKR villains Chloe and Kelly are on top after winning last night's tradie lunch challenge.
The Perth mates, who have been nicknamed the reality cooking show's "know it alls", won the hearts of Sydney construction workers with their bourbon lamb cutlets.
While they're the team everyone loves to hate, Chloe and Kelly won the hearts and minds of the tradies and the judges, who said their choice of meat and sauce was clever.
The challenge saw the nine teams have to assemble barbecue work stations and serve up a hunger-satisfying lunch dish in 90 minutes.
Many of the teams aimed to blow the tradies away with spices and strong international flavours.
Despite struggling to set up their work station, Chloe and Kelly rebounded from their late start.
The other top performing teams included newlyweds Uel and Shannelle, Tassie girls Thalia and Bianca and South Australian mums Bree and Jessica.
Carly and Tresne's "tarty" twist on shrimp on the barbie was nearly their undoing after they served up undercooked rice and the tradies complained about the portion size.
Gold Coast surfers Paul and Blair seemed confident around the barbecue but an under calculation forced them to water down their Indonesian satay sauce.
Fresh from surviving sudden death, Helena and Vikki aimed to show they can cook other styles of food than Greek cuisine.
But their supposed Asian chicken skewers showed a lack of understanding of Asian flavours, with the judges recommending the twins get back to basics.
At least the single Vikki got the number of one of the cute tradies.
The judges were split on Cathy and Anna's Rendang curry.
While Pete Evans liked the tender meat and flavours, Manu Feildel slammed the mother and daughter for not serving an authentic Rendang.
"Steak and curry sauce I've never seen before and I don't want to see it again," Feildel said.
But it was experimental foodies Josh and Danielle who stepped the biggest foot wrong.
The perfectionists struggled with the lack of control they had over the heat of their cooking surface and they tried to cook too many elements.
The judges chose to send the Geelong couple to sudden death.
"Guys you shot a lot of arrows by they all seemed to miss the mark," Evans said.
On Sunday, the remaining seven teams will compete in the final food truck challenge and it appears Jessica will have a meltdown in the role of head chef.
Building site BBQ lunch
Carly and Tresne: Spicy Indian prawns with fragrant rice
Josh and Danielle: Prawn and chorizo skewers with seared beef and Chimichurri sauce
Thalia and Bianca: Mexican chicken with wedges and guacamole
Paul and Blair: Pork fillet with satay sauce, Achar salad and turmeric rice
Bree and Jessica: Jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice
Chloe and Kelly: Bourbon lamb cutlets with potato salad and kick-ass chili sauce
Helena and Vikki: Asian-style honey and soy chicken with BBQ corn
Anna and Cathy: Beef Rendang with cucumber relish
Uel and Shannelle: Korean BBQ beef with seafood pancake