Masterchef Australia – Kate Is MasterFarce
Some poor yellow fin tuna died for Kate to mutilate it and turn it into some sort of quasi Japanese tuna, eggs and rice dish. They should have just given her a can. But more on the debacle that is Kate being in the top 24 amateur chefs in the country later.
But first the mystery box challenge. Tonight they had to make a gourmet burger with anything they liked within 45 minutes. The kicker, they had to name it and the judges were only going to taste five.
Johnathan was quite strategic and went for the rabbit as he thought he would stand out. He was right his “bunny burger” was selected, but got the thumbs down as his patty was undercooked. It looked like the judges did not even taste it.
So Johnathan went from strutting out there to having to chokingly admit it was underdone. I get the feeling he does not like to admit it when he has stuffed up.
Adam’s burger called duck-pig-cow looked very interesting with pork, duck and beef patty cooked in a tomato sauce.
Courtney’s one-armed bandit burger which was salmon looked delicious and her home made mayo got the thumbs up.
I was surprised Matthew’s Megasaurus burger (burger with the lot) was picked there was nothing original about it. Jimmy must have been peeved considering he had cooked kangaroo. Also Matthew’s looked like it was nearly impossible to eat. As George said it was a “cliche classic”.
Marion went down the duck and pork patty route but she also put fried duck skin and gruyere cheese on it as well. Marion has been savvy and knows the higher the fat content in your dish the greater the chance you have at winning. And she did.
This meant she got to pick the ingredient in the Japanese invention test challenge. I was hoping she would pick eel just for the great TV it would have produced, however she picked tuna over tofu.
Adam was thought to have some advantage because he has lived in Japan for the past six years. But his avocado and tuna timbale was given thumbs up for flavour but thumbs down for presentation.
Dominic had a fair idea what the flavours were, but as he said only being able to pick ten ingredients from he pantry was difficult.
Kate’s tuna, egg and rice dish must have come straight from the Commonsense Cookery Book, it just looked hideous. She probably did not realise that with a great piece of tuna like that you don’t cook it through. She said “It looks nice but it does not look Masterchef” oh agree. Also I am getting sick of her “I have done the best I could, I am not an expert in Japanese”
Matt Preston said tasty for Thursday night in front tele but not good enough for masterchef.
Gary high fived Callum’s seared tuna with avocado and wasabi, and a soy dressing.
Fiona’s bento box looked really nice, but George said the sauced tasted like dish water.
Marion’s broth was given praise all round.
Carrie started crying even before they tasted her sashimi, because she knew it was too simple. Gary said the sashimi was the wrong cut.
Alvin’s dish got mixed reviews presentation good, but not great for flavour. I was really surprised he made it into the top three with Marion and Callum. Callum won and will get to compete for an immunity card in the beat the chef challenge.
No surprise that Kate, Carrie and Fiona were the bottom three. Tomorrow they face the pressure test with one of them going home. Hopefully that will be Kate – let the Masterfarce be gone.
Congratulations to the show for winning best reality TV show at the Logies, as well as Matt Preston winning best new talent.