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My Kitchen Rules 2023 Recap Episode 9: Amber and Mel leave the other contestants feelin’ salty

Heated confrontations arise around the table

It’s episode nine of My Kitchen Rules 2023 and time for Gatecrashers Amber and Mel to cook.

Their Instant Restaurant, Salty Secrets, had a predominantly Middle Eastern flavour, which they hoped would impress judges Colin Fassnidge and Manu Feildel.

Taking inspiration from her husband’s Lebanese family, Mel was heading up Entree and Main, with recipes that had been handed down to her by her Mother-in-law. Meanwhile, Amber was ready to take the reigns on Dessert, with a dish passed down from her Nanna.

Amber and Mel. Seven


Spiced Lamb with Hummus, Pomegranate and Pita Bread


Baked Fish with Tahini Sauce, Roasted Almonds and Caramelised Onion


Upside-down Orange Cake with Ginger Ice Cream 

The Scoring

  • Aaron and Chris – 5
  • Claudean and Anthony – 4 
  • Nick and Christian – 5
  • Sonia and Marcus – 4
  • Patricija and Brigita – 5

Total Score: 23


  • Entrée – 5
  • Main – 5
  • Dessert – 9


  • Entrée – 6
  • Main – 5
  • Desert – 8

Total Score: 38

Overall Score: 61

The Leaderboard

  • Aaron and Chris – 72
  • Claudean and Anthony – 68
  • Amber and Mel – 61
  • Nick and Christian – Yet to cook 
  • Sonia and Marcus – Yet to cook 
  • Patricija and Brigita – Yet to cook

The drama

Claudean and Chris face off after Claudean learns that Chris has called her a b*tch! Rather than backing down, he then explains why he thinks she is one.

Christian then gets pulled into the drama and it becomes a three-way name-calling session.

Aaron and Chris. Seven

Patricija also reveals that she has been conducting social media background checks on her fellow contestants and they all feel threatened, thinking she may now have an unfair advantage.

Want more MKR 2023 Recaps? See below:

Episode 1 / Episode 2 / Episode 3 / Episode 4 / Episode 5 / Episode 6 / Episode 7 / Episode 8

My Kitchen Rules Australia 2023 continues on Monday and Tuesday nights at 7.30 pm on 7 and 7Plus.

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