Masterchef Australia – All Seasons Meet Up
The remaining four all stars had to cook seafood for one hundred people who are in the Navy. Kate was not happy her hero ingredient was squid, as she said there was nothing in her skill set to make. What she meant was there was no squid pannacotta, squid coffee cake, or squid chocolate caramel slice to make.
They had to shop at the fish markets and the first one back to the transporting boat would gain an advantage. Callum managed this as he had salmon and he went to the Tassall display (sponsors) and picked up his salmon pretty quickly.
On the navy ship Masterchef Season four contestants came to be their sous chefs. They had to select who they would like to assist them out of Amina, Ben, Andy and Julie.
Callum’s advantage was he was able to pick the person he wanted first and he showed he had been watching the latest series and went for Amina. Chris picked Ben because he likes beer, and Justine selected Andy allegedly because of his expertise with crab. She ain’t fooling anyone. Ben also confessed on camera that Andy had a little crush on her. Dessert queen Julia hooked up with Kate.
Matt Preston gave the viewer his equivalent of Molly Meldrum removing his hat on the last episode of Countdown when he changed cravats and his neck was exposed for the first time.
The prep went fairly smoothly with judges concern centring around whether the dishes were going to be substantial enough.
Kate’s dish of Lime and Chilli Squid was first to be judged and Matt thought it punched above its weight. The ship’s Commander said it was a terrific meal over all but it looked like he had not tasted the squid at all. However he thought this was the best one.
Justine made Blue Swimmer Crab with Israeli Cous Cous and Chermoula. Matt thought the bisque flavour was fantastic. Gary questioned the chermoula.
Chris made Spanish Prawns with Crustacean Aoli. George thought his prawns were undercooked and Gary thought his potatoes were over cooked.
Callum made Teriyaki Salmon which they thought was well cooked, however they did not think it did not match the salad. It was a tad underwhelming that Callum was making a very unimaginative teriyaki salmon two episodes out from the Masterchef grand final. Thankfully he did not win.
In the end it was Kate who was first into the All Stars Grand Final. Chris, Justine and Callum will battle it out tomorrow to see who can nab the final places.