Masterchef Australia – The Medieval Feast
Christina proved more observant then I when she walked into the Masterchef kitchen and realised it was empty I did not. It was an off site team challenge and the only reason they were there was fawn over Heston’s edible garden. And no that is not a euphemism.
The challenge was to cook a medieval feast with turkey, chicken, pheasant and squab plus do an edible garden.
Rishi looked like he had pulled the short straw being in a team with Kelty, Samira, and Noelene. Except Noelene said this was the type of cooking she liked so took the lead on the poultry. The problem for Noelene is she finds it hard to adapt.
Since there was only a short time to cook the turkey she still stuffed the turkey which was a huge mistake as it was raw. She also just roasted everything. Whereas the other team did a squab pie and a ballotine of chicken.
Lynton on the other team kept his turkey hollow so was able to get it cooked. It was a pity for Noelene as the rest of her food was apparently good. Well except for the whole unpeeled onion and garlic. Props to Noelene for telling Heston it would cook. I don’t think we will see her being offered an apprenticeship soon. But hopefully the casting directors of Hell’s Kitchen will draft her into the next series to give Gordon Ramsay a good telling off.
The other mistake the blue team make was Rishi deciding to spend 30 minutes to make his own mayonnaise. Sure normally this is a good idea but in this scenario where they needed five kilos and it was covered with olive dirt and mixed with other ingredients it was a waste of time. Gary revealed that he could not tell the difference when he tasted the red team’s headed by Lynton.
There was no way Rishi’s team was going to overcome raw turkey and they were put in the elimination challenge. You get the feeling Noelene will go as she won’t be able to cope with another Heston recipe.