With David Chang appearing on Sunday night’s episode, this probably means my prediction of him appearing in the New York episodes was wrong.
In other issues not really related to cooking in this episode, what was the purpose of Shannon’s boyfriend wearing a beanie inside of the house. He had a t-shirt on so he must not have been cold. I am presuming he is not a cancer victim as this would have been raised at some point by Shannon herself.
It also depressed me when she said “I feel I have done more living here then I have done in my entire life.” She really needs to get out a bit more.
It was an interesting elimination challenge tonight broken down into three parts.
The first part of the elimination was to use three ingredients to make a dish in 15 minutes. However it appeared seasoning and oil were not included in those three. As Ellie made salt and pepper octopus with mayonnaise.
Michael made Pan fried Coral sauce verige, – George thought the sauces balance was a little bit off.
Ellie – Salt and pepper octopus with mayonnaise – excellent texture of mayo said Matt
Craig – Pan seared scallops with chorizo and apple – he was criticised because of the apple as it was grated the juice leaked out of it and it was not crunchy.
Danielle – pureed sweet corn with scallops with crumbled proscuitto – loved it.
Billy – Rockmelon, Proscuitto and gorgonzola salad – George loved the flavour.
Shannon – Grilled prawns with saffron infused honey – “Need to leech the saffron in water first before putting into the honey,” said George.
Dani’s mussels were so bad she was told immediately to prepare herself for the next round.
Billy, Ellie and Danielle were safe because they had the best dishes.
The second round was cooking in 15 minutes with six ingredients.
People cooking in penalty round were Michael, Dani, Shannon, and Craig.
Craig made a vinegarette and cooked it and when he poured it over the orange and fennel salad it discoloured it. On the plus side his salmon was cooked perfectly. He was criticised for having dirt on the watercress.
Dani made son-in-law eggs. – eggs cooked perfectly but too much acidity said Matt Preston.
Shannon made scallops with fennel and orange – “a lot of raw garlic,” said George.
Michael’s Seared Tuna with a coriander dressing was loved by the judges.
Shannon and Craig went head to head in the final round.
They could use nine ingredients but cook the dish in 15 minutes
Shannon made french toast with figs and an orange caramel sauce, and Craig made a prawn thai curry.
Shannon was a disaster burning her pistachios and her sauce was too thick.
It was no surprise that Shannon was eliminated as her cooking was not consistent.
I was surprised when she revealed she spent three years trying to get on the show. Had we been told this before?