Masterchef Australia – Most Embarrassing Episode Ever?
It is a pity Kerry Vincent from The Great Australian Bake Off is not a judge on Masterchef as she was needed last night so the viewer could hear her go “oh dear, oh dear, oh dear”.
The elimination challenge was a fantastic concept with the QANTAS food map of the world, but the standard of cooking for top eight was embarrassing. Hell the standard of cooking last night was worse then top 50.
Emma was probably peeved that she used her immunity pin once she saw what was served. Daniel, Samira and Lucy were duking it out for survival. The first challenge was to pick a continent and cook a dish from the ingredients on there.
Samira predictable picked Africa, and cooked what she knew. But that was probably wise as she was the only one who put up a decent but simple dish of Dukkah Lamb Cutlets with eggplant purree. They did only have 45 minutes to cook in.
Daniel grabbed Australia and he wanted to showcase seafood and what he dished up looked like a mess on a plate.
Lucy had a brain explosion and went for Asian but apparently is allergic to ginger and is not a fan of the cuisine. She ended up having to be coached by the peanut gallery and George. She made seafood cakes and she was going to put some crab salad on the top of it but ran out of time.
It was no surprise that Samira was safe. Samira then had to select a continent for Lucy and Daniel to cook a dish from. She decided on North America as she saw a lot of sweet and savoury ingredients that would play to both their strengths.
But clearly it didn’t. Daniel who allegedly has a Dude Food Cookbook decided to make a Smoked Salmon Bagel. Well should say assemble as there was very little cooking apart from some pan roasted sweet potatoes to go with it. Just as well there were not hot dogs and rolls there as he probably would have cooked that.
Julie, Pip, Verne, and Liliana must have been throwing bricks at the TV after watching this.
Lucy who looked like she was a contender to win at one stage also was dreadful. She made a Washington Mess which was really going to be an Eton Mess. She tricked it up by making candied pecans and maple syrup cream. But it was meringue, fresh berries and cream. Not a lot of skill required.
The judges were quite kind to them but seriously they were basically able to cook what they wanted and they still could not come up with anything interesting.
In the end Daniel was eliminated because of his plating up, but quite frankly both should have been eliminated.