Masterchef Australia – Two Eliminations Some Diners Must Have Gone Home Hungry
The producers must have been not happy when they saw Michael plate up raw chicken as there was no way he could not be eliminated. One of the shows early narrator’s and villains was gone. It was a pity as he had the ability to grate on his fellow contestants and the viewer, in summary, he was giving good reality TV.
However Clarissa looks like she is fully prepared to step into his boots. The trained opera is not popular with her fellow contestants. There is her singing, her constant talking about nothing, and what woud appear to be her rudeness “that’s my spot” when there was vacant chair right beside the taken chair.
Also for a 43 year old woman she acts quite childlike and does not appear to notice just how annoying she is.
She and Michael were two of the six contestants up for elimination last night. The others were Andrew, Xavier, Daniel, and Noelene and the pressure was on as two were being flicked.
The challenge was to cook with the protein that had put them in the bottom six in the first place. The girls had lamb, Michael and Andrew chicken, and Xavier and Daniel seafood. They had two and half hours make a dish to feed twenty people.
Clarissa was doing a rack of lamb but appeared to not know what to do with it and kept on asking an increasingly pissed off Noelene questions. Noelene’s mood was probably not helped by the very bad case of sunburn she had. In the end she just ignored her or as much as she could because of her constant noise and chatter with Gary egging her on.
Clarissa was shrieking about a wasp and Gary told her it won’t kill her, and Noelene glanced to camera”if only”.
Her lack of cooking knowledge was not just limited to lamb she also did not know a blackened hot pan was a negative thing.
Michael who thinks his cooking ability is better then it is was making a dustpan chicken which included smoking the chicken first with eucalyptus leaves taken off the dining table and he told a person off camera they would have to redo the table. I am sure they were thrilled…
However his issue was it appeared he had never cooked a chicken in the oven before and thought it would only take half an hour. Why when all the dishes are served cold anyway didn’t he just put it in earlier. It was a mess and it was nowhere near being cooked. Also the cous cous salad he served with it was ordinary.
He knew he was gone say “If I survive this then Lazarus will have had a triple by pass”.
Gary described Clarissa’s lamb as underdone but really it was raw in the middle that was not juice oozing out of it. That was blood. Also one of the diners was heard to say her potatoes were hopeless.
Noelene presented a beautiful looking lamb curry with all the vegetables and considering she could not get her potatoes in the oven she did a great job of cooking them.
Andrew was safe with a very nice Coq Au Vin, however Michael’s ash from his smoking had landed in his mashed potato so he had to ditch it. Thankfully he was not criticised for that.
Daniel who was seen again shirtless in the episode, was making a Pasta with Prawn and Flathead Sauce. However in the end there was no pasta just prawns in a tomato sauce. Why didn’t he grab some polenta and cous cous at the last minute and serve it with that?
However lucky for Daniel fellow buddy Xavier made a flavourless thai green curry and was eliminated. Xavier is looking for work in kitchen and is hoping to open his own restaurant one day. Don’t they all.
Michael gave a motivational farewell speech from The Shawshank Redemption saying “get busy living or get busy dying, I know what I will be doing” again showing why his personality/arrogance will be missed from the show. He revealed he wants to open a wine and tapas bar beside his cinema. Hopefully he will get someone else to cook in it.
The girls comprehensively won the gender wars and their prize was to decide house rules. Christina immediately said Daniel will need to get his shirt on. Why? Was she worried she might ditch her girlfriend and be tempted to be with a guy again?
Masterchef Australia on TEN from Sunday to Thursday at 7.30pm.