Let me start by saying, everytime I watch Hell's Kitchen I'm intrigued by the food Chef Ramsay has our teams prepare as they battle.
In fact, so enamoured was I by last night's pasta dishes for the fire fighters, I decided to google Ramsay pasta recipes because I'd like to try cooking some of his food.
The recipe that caught my eye - big surprise, seafood lover that I am - was for Spaghetti with Prawns in a Creamy Tomato Sauce.
Can you say yumm?
As the season continues, I plan to try a few Ramsay recipes - and as soon as the heat wave we're under dissipates, I'll be cooking the above. Hopefully this weekend!
Episode three began with an elimination where manic marine Joseph pretty much lost his mind, shouting "I'm not your bitch," when Ramsay asked him to point out the two chefs he felt needed to go home this week and why.
An all out bru ha ha ensued with security people rushing to Ramsay's aid reminiscent of old episodes of Jerry Springer.
Flanked on either side by his Sumo Security guards, Ramsay wasn't backing down and Joseph had to find out the hard way, that in Hell's Kitchen, you've got to give the devil his due.
Which could only mean one thing:
Buh Bye Joseph.
And buh bye Tony
Who, despite doing well with his signature dish and the shrimp challenge in the first episodes could not redeem himself after a poor dinner service.
In tonight's episode, the remaining chefs were awakened in the middle of the night and told that Hell's Kitchen was on fire.
You just knew it was going to be a challenge, and it was.
The two teams had to get their game on and cook garlic bread, chicken alfredo, and spaghetti for a large group of hungry firefighters.
People to see Lovely, who gets on my last nerve
Flopping around the kitchen in a hot sweat trying to make garlic bread was enough to make me lose my mind.
Somehow, though, they managed to get it together and the women squeaked by with a victory, sending them on a day at the spa, while the guys were left behind to clean the kitchen and wash fire trucks.
A precarious endeavour apparently because two of the blue team were injured.
Kevin twisted both his ankles
And Dave injured his wrist.
Medics were called, both managed to get through dinner service, though, both still appear to be a quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Dave was shown in previews for next week trying to decide whether or not he will be able to continue.
Meanwhile, dinner service was as you'd expect at this stage in the game with some chefs doing well...
Ariel really stepped it up tonight.
People, watching Tennille trying to cook scallops in ten inches of olive oil after she was told repeatedly she was using too much, and then setting the stove top on fire was almost too painful to watch.
The result: She and Lovely were put up for elimination.
However, thanks to the Manic Marine, it was their lucky day because there was no elimination.
Scallops notwithstanding, I like Tennille and would like to see her come back strong.
Time will tell...