Masterchef Australia – An Innovative Challenge Saw Another Elimination
The person who thought of the elimination challenge to end Italian week needs to take a bow or at least get a bonus. It was innovative and original. The ingredients were placed in the colours of the Italian flag – red, white and green and the contestants could only cook from one of those colours. However the colour they would cook from would be random as they selected a coloured apron from a bag.
As there was such an array of ingredients the majority of the dishes produced looked delicious.
Apparently white was the colour to get and green was not. Jules, Noelene and Christina got green and the only protein option appeared to be prawns. However they all plated decent dishes. Christina stuffed hers with pistachio’s, Noelene was told she was a “contender” after serving prawns with chargrilled zucchini, and Jules showed she is consistent with her prawn and pureed fennel dish.
Emma Dean was confident prior to the challenge and did not play her immunity pin. She ended up cooking a rib eye steak with caponata and potatoes. She was worried about whether it was cooked correctly and it was.
Rishi also plated up a nice gnocchi with mushrooms, and Pip, who I think is a contender, also was praised for her dish of Rock Cod.
Neha pulled the white apron and decided to make pizza, which was a bit bizarre considering they had made it the previous challenge. She had to use fresh yeast which did not work for her and her dough did not rise. Her pizza with bocconcini and mushroom topping was never going to set the world on fire.
In fact what was on fire or at least smoking was an empty frypan on a gas flame that was billowing.
However in the end she was lucky Faiza’s Veal Meatballs with Tomato Sauce with Smashed Chilli Potatoes were deemed to be worse with the student and Coles worker eliminated. Faiza has started a blog and is hoping to become a food critic.
Next week they are off to Western Australia.