Masterchef Australia – The Family Episode
Dream Week kicked off as predicted with the contestants talking about their dream. We heard fine dining restaurant, pop up and Kelty’s Dinner for Eight.
Kelty exclaimed “I can’t believe I’ve made the top 7” neither can we Kelty, neither can we.
They were then told they were going to Ballarat to cook a savoury dish that shows how far they have come in the competition.
Lucy was a bit nervous about cooking savoury and Lynton was freaking out about plating up seven dishes, clearly no job for him at Kelty’s Dinner For Eight.
The surprise for them was they were actually cooking for their families. This is always interesting to see and ironically Christina and her girlfriend looked the most lovey dovey of all the partners. It was also great to see the children with Rishi in tears when he saw his son.
The contestant with the best dish was safe and the other six were going to be up for elimination. However there was no suspense on who won with Matt Preston’s comment on eating Emma’s food that it was one of the best dishes he had ever tasted in the competition. Couldn’t he have said that when they announced the winner ten minutes later and they put in George or Gary’s comments about the dish.
As the families were sitting around the table the judges were very positive about the dishes. Kristina’s Stuffed Poached Chicken with Fennel Puree looked dry. Kelty’s smoked salmon smoked with burnt honey with a pickled salad looked nice on the plate but not sure what it would have tasted like.
Rishi did a sophisticated twist on a fish curry. The salmon was perfectly cooked but it looked a little bare on the plate. Samira who declared they only think I can cook Middle Eastern food, then cooked Twice Cooked Quail with a middle eastern flavours in it.
The top three were Lynton with his Kangaroo and Beetroot, a shocked Lucy with her twist on a Chicken Tonnato, it included deep fried mayonnaise and Emma’s Steak Tartare with slow poached egg.
As Matt Preston had suggested earlier it was Emma who was safe and the other six will be battling it out in an elimination challenge tonight.