Masterchef Australia – Heaven Is They Got To Cook What They Wanted!
The contestants who were up for elimination must have been thrilled to be able to cook what they wanted and the result were some stand out dishes. Hopefully the recipes are on the website.
Jules, Noelene, Kelty, Samira, Liliana, Neha, and Lucy were cooking to stay in the competition, and clearly Noelene was feeling stressed as she was frying chips for breakfast. She must not have a cholesterol problem or just not care about it.
Jules was pumped as always and said she felt like a boxer stepping into a ring “just like Rocky” and Neha was just crying.
The contestants were to cook a dish that represented them and they had two hours and an open pantry. Basically there were no excuses for not putting out a good dish.
Jules dish was Chicken Ayam which was passed down by her grandmother. She uses lemon myrtle like Maggie Beer uses verjuice. She puts it in everything as she thinks it makes the flavour pop. Maybe she needs to merchandise this when she gets out of the house. There is no doubt Jules is a nice person. Anyone that fosters children has to have a big heart and a lot of patience.
Kelty was making the dish he made for his wife when he proposed,prawn ravioli with seafood bisque and balmain bugs tails. Gary suggested he make a prawn mousse rather then chopped up prawns.
Liliana was making a coloured layered cake. Which looks spectacular but is it really a butter cake with colur in it. This is not Bake Off. Also these coloured layered cakes must be a trend as we are seeing them cooked everywhere. Also it was always going to be compared to the lolly bag cake the contestants had to make earlier in the competition.
Neha was making a thali, which is a big plate with an assortment of dishes it included duck curry, fried eggplant, raita and a drink of Lemon Sharbert. Gary told her to ditch the drink but she ignored this advice.
Noelene was making a roasted pigs head, she said her father who had been a prisoner of war did not like to waste any part of the animal.
Lucy was also cooking a roast but this time with pork belly.
Samira was making meze plate which was a lot of little dishes. Sometimes I think this is a wrong tactic of to make a lot of average dishes rather then one spectacular one. However in her case it worked out and it is quite amazing how much she put on a plate in two hours especially compared to Neha’s thali.
Matt says “I love that challenge where the contestants can cook what they want”. The viewer and the contestant would agree with him as we get to see who can actually cook.
Kelty was the first to be tasted, and the others dishes must have been else where as their dishes were not on the benches. George was funny when he said if had come over for dinner for a first date and he had been served that dish he would be asking ‘what’s for dessert big boy”.
No one really had a disaster, Neha’s duck was delicious and they even praised how she had presented her drink with the star anise in ice cubes. They had melted by the time she had served it so hopefully that flavour had not penetrated to much.
George told Jules that was the best curry I have ever eaten. Clearly it must be a fairly mild curry then.
Liliana’s caked looked specatacular but in the end because everyone else had plated up something that was pretty spectacular but she was told it had not really showcased her cooking skills and I have to agree which is a pity as I think she was actually one of the stronger cooks.