The chef’s new BBC series, titled Cook, Eat, Repeat, began on Monday (9 November), and viewers in England collectively agree the show is here to help them through lockdown.
Cook, Eat, Repeat sees Lawson cook recipes featured in her recent book of the same name, including fish finger bhorta and wide noodles with lamb shank in aromatic broth.
It was the final recipe that surprised viewers, though, as Lawson began cooking a banana skin and cauliflower curry.
As the presenter began the segment, she could be seen pouring boiling water onto a pair of banana skins, which confused viewers.
Almost sensing the confusion, she looked at the screen to say: “I’ll explain later.”
In response to this, one viewer wrote: “Nigella has soaked a banana skin in boiling water and told us she’ll ‘explain later’. Legit the best cliffhanger since Line of Duty.”
Minutes later, after cooking the other ingredients, Lawson explained that the soaked banana skins are to be chopped into the curry for “texture”.
Viewers couldn’t believe what they were seeing.
“A lot of things have made me go wtf in 2020 but nothing’s come close to Nigella pouring kettle water over two brown banana skin,” one wrote, with another adding: “I am not up for the banana skins, I’m sorry, I just can’t.”
Lawson herself referenced the recipe on Twitter, writing: “I hope I didn’t traumatise you too much with the banana skins (I promise you the curry is divine).”
Cook, Eat, Repeat returns next Monday 16 November) on BBC Two at 8pm.