Masterchef All Stars – Two Favourites Eliminated
When Marion, Poh and Kate were announced bottom three it was obvious who was going home, as Kate as winner of Season Three was always going to be safe.
How Callum with his powdery prawns managed to avoid the bottom two was astonishing as well.
A cynical part of me thinks that the final will be Julie versus Kate if there is two in it, and add Callum in if it is three person final.
This would mean one person from each “team”, and the highest ranked person from each series. It is a tad ironic the team from the most popular second season only has one left in it.
Tonight was a mystery box with difference they had to use the box as fuel for an outdoor bbq to cook their dish on. A bit like Masterchef meets Survivor. However they did not have to kill the chicken or prawns found in the box.
Chris immediately got into beer mode however he did not do ‘big Kev’s’ chicken on a beer can technique he braised the leeks in it. The judges liked it but were not as effusive about it as some of the other dishes.
Kate made a BBQ chicken with potatoes the big criticism for her was she served it on a board so the chicken juices soaked into it. Chris served his the same way but it did not attract that criticism.
The judges loved Julie’s garlic chicken skewers with flat bread and a tomato salad and yoghurt dressing and it did look delicious.
Justine made Tunisian Salad made of roasted capsicums with BBQ Prawns. George thought the salad was too chunky however after tasting it he said “Another idea I will steal”.
Poh made Tumeric chicken with a relish. The chicken was thought to be nice but the George thought the relish was inspiring, George had never eaten anything like it.
Marion’s made Lemongrass skewers with prawn and chicken. It looked amazing but George thought it needed a little bit of tweaking, and Gary said there needed to be more flavour.
Flavour was not lacking from Dani’s Chicken Tostada’s with chargrilled corn. “You’ve just won us right now” said George. This dish with Julie’s was awarded the top two positions.
The bottom three were Poh, Marion and Kate, with the two fan favourites Poh and Marion eliminated. It is interesting that in the three week format there were no eliminations in the first five episodes so eliminations have had to be squashed into the following two weeks. There are now six contestants left if one is eliminated each night this week this will leave two for Sunday night’s finale.