Masterchef Australia – Mystery Box – Chelsea Just Does Not Get It
Seriously how stupid is Chelsea already once this season she was told she could not be judged because she had shared ingredients and dishes with Alex in a challenge. Then tonight she accidentally takes Alex’s pasta from the fridge, and then when told she continues to use it. They showed she had just rolled out the pasta, but that could have been tricky editing and she may have already stuffed the tortellini.
Well that is the only excuse I can think for her not going to get her own and rolling it out. The other thing is what about if Hayden had stuffed up his rolling out he would have been left with no pasta to continue to work with.
Tonight it was the mystery box challenge, but the twist they had to use all the ingredients. They had 70 minutes to do so.
The ingredients were rabbit, leek, garlic, carrot, cheddar, olives, swedes, lemon, lemon thyme, mustard fruits, and butter.
I thought the rabbit was a great ingredient, however I was surprised at how many people in the top 24 had never cooked it before. It looked like at least 50 per cent of them were cooking on the fly with the key ingredient.
As was the case in the early rounds last year we don’t get to see everyones meals, and the editing does tend to indicate who is in the top and bottom three.
Billy the Sydney foodblogger admitted he was out of his comfort zone, and his day did not get better from there. His rabbit wrapped up in cling wrap came undone and he had to start again. The next time he pan fried it.
Jay frenched the ribs, and was also cooking the kidneys. I know his plate looked great but I dislike that smearing of the mash on the plate, it never looks like enough is put on.
Cleo cooked rabbit loin stuffed with olives and caramelised leeks – Matt said “Perfectly balanced”, George said “This makes me so happy, this is an absolutely delicious dish”.
Ellie cooked twice cooked rabbit with roasted swede – and by the looks of it she needed to cook it three times, as it was not cooked at all. However Gary had a little taste and said the sauce was good.
Alana made pancetta wrapped rabbit with olive wrapped kidneys – George said it was “Delicious” and he loved the presentation and Matt thought it was “One of the best of the day”.
Alex’s steamed rabbit mousse looked revolting. He should have quickly pan fried it after steaming it. Gary did not like it “Mousse grainy, jus burnt, pancetta slighty chewy, and a horrible sensation in your throat”. George said he did not really want to eat it.
Rachel made roasted rabbit leg with candied carrots and olive gremolata even though she forgot the pancetta she got a positive response. Also props to her when she realised what she had done that she laughed about it instead of bursting into tears.
Craig cooked baked rabbit loin wrapped in pancetta with swede chips. He used the lemon thyme as a garnish, very clever. “Great cooking” said Matt Preston. Gary said “Absolutely delicious,” and he gets an extra point because he used the Masterclass jus technique.
Chelsea made pancetta wrapped rabbit fillet with liver stuffed tortellini – she was told it was ugly. Also to be dramatic they called Hayden up as well to judge at the same time and he was told his dish was absolutely beautiful.
Peter was told his was dry and it had rabbit fluff on the bone. “That would not be acceptable in a restaurant” said Gary. I think Peter should have just blamed whoever had butchered the rabbit for that.
Billy cooked rabbit tenderloin wrapped in pancetta. George asked if he had used the belly not the loin. Also it looked raw. George just said “No comment”. Billy said it was the most embarrassing moment in his life.
Jay made a Rabbit Tasting Plate. George thought it looked beautiful, and said he had done a marvellous job
The top three were Craig, Jay, and Cleo, no suspense there. Jay was the winner and he will get the chance to get an immunity pin this week.
There was a bit more suspense with the bottom three and they were Billy, Alex and Ellie.
Ellie broke down and cried and did the “this means everything to me” of course George took the opportunity to give her a hug. Some things don’t change from season to season!
After reading that one of the bottom three had been spotted in a preview for the team challenge on Wednesday I was going to have a go at Channel Ten about there ongoing stuffing up on these things. Remember the classic one where in the middle of the Marion and Aaron elimination challenge, there was an ad where you could see Aaron cooking in a future episode.
However I had to rewind the preview twice before I spotted it, however if you want to know who does not get eliminated in the pressure test click here.