Masterchef Australia – Well At Least Alvin Is Safe
Well the good news is Alvin is through to finals week, the most deserving of the three that were in the elimination challenge tonight. However the bad news was there was another spoiler in last night’s preview. Almost Bourdain alerted me to it earlier the afternoon, saying in the preview last night someone had spotted that Alvin and Adam going head to head in the cook off. And sure enough Jimmy won the fish challenge.
The fish challenge was a good one, and I thought it was hilarious that Jimmy thought he was going to get a point for writing bait instead of whitebait.
And props to Alvin’s strategy for writing down trout a few times as one time he would get it right. Also I thought it was strange such an easy fish was one of the last ones to identify ie salmon.
Jimmy won the challenge, and cruised into final’s week. And it was up to Alvin and Aaron to go head to head over a fish and chip challenge.
Now panko crumbs are either sponsoring the episode or they are the in ingredient of the moment as both used them. Aaron was all over the shop cutting his finger, and making mayonnaise for the first time. I don’t get it wouldn’t that be something you would practice. I know he saw it done in Masterclass, but knowing the judges hatred for the the jar stuff I thought it would be something you might practice. Once.
Also the other thing he might have learnt in his 6 months of living in the Masterchef house is how to fillet a fish. Thankfully he put himself out of his misery and grabbed some pre-done fillets. Not sure about deep frying john dory anyway as it is such a delicate fish.
Thankfully Alvin’s was judged to be the best otherwise another Masterchef travesty would have occurred. However both dishes were given positive reviews.
I liked Aaron because had a persona/character, but gee I cannot remember anything of his that he cooked well in the last few weeks. Well apart from that satay sauce.
Quote of the night goes to Jimmy who said to the others back at the house”One of us is going to be the next Masterchef” All I can say I hope it is not him.
UPDATE FROM PRESS RELEASE:
“Now that I’m at home I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and I’m developing a product line of Mexican and Italian sauces,” says Aaron, adding that his highlight during the show has been meeting all the celebrity chefs. “I’m taking some of my favourite Mexican and pasta sauce recipes and bottling them. I love Mexican food and I’m really interested in bringing some sauces made with all these unique flavours into Australian kitchens.
“I’m also doing some writing on other food projects that I’m working on, and devising recipes in the hope that one day I can release a cookbook. Life is never going to be the same after MasterChef but the best thing is, is that where my life was before [the show] was fantastic – now it’s even better!”