In many ways, it’s impossible to predict what happens on My Kitchen Rules — whether it be a spectacular dish completely out of left field, or one contestant labelling another a “slut” (still shocked by that one, to be honest).
Yet some aspects of the show are a safe bet, and none more so than the “smear” plating technique.
Don’t pretend you don’t know it — the ‘smear’ of sauce or puree across a plate before the other elements are added has become as ubiquitous in the food world as matcha and donuts.
Sure, it's intended as a ~fancy~ touch, but one look at social media suggests MKR fans are bloody sick and tired of it.
When the smear inevitably popped up on Wednesday night's semi final, as part of Tim and Kyle's Scallops with Celeriac Purée and Pancetta, viewers shared their dismay on Twitter: