Masterchef Australia – The Immunity Pin Challenge Is Back
Is this the weirdest product placement ever? Tracey is making Lemon and Lime Curd Tarts and there is a chicken stock packet lying on the bench right where she is plating up. OK she was going to originally make Gazpacho but you would have thought she would have removed those ingredients from her bench.
Tracey, Amy and Laura were getting a chance to cook off against a top chef for an immunity pin. But first they had to battle it out amongst themselves to see who would be in the chef-off.
The first round was a mini mystery box with mini ingredients including quail, quail eggs, mini leeks, mini beetroot and finger limes. They had to make an amuse bouche in 30 minutes.
Amy made Pan-Roasted Quail and Laura made Pan-Grilled Quail not sure what the difference is there.
Laura served her quail with a whitebait crumble and hard boiled quail eggs. Gary found a bone and told her it could be dangerous. Matt did not like how they had to reassemble the dish. George was more positive saying he liked the flavours.
Amy’s Quail was served with Beetroot Chips. Kylie Kwong said it was honest. What does that mean?
However it was Tracey’s Quail Ballotine with Quail Cream and Candied Beetroot that got the win even with a bone peaking out on the plate. Gary thought it “bloody delicious”.
The chef she cooked off against was Oli Gould from The Stokehouse or what is left of it after it burnt down. Currently it is a pop up restaurant. Like previous seasons the chef gets to pick the ingredient to cook with and the contestant gets an extra 15 minutes.
Oli chose the fruit over the nuts. Tracey decided to make a Gazpacho Soup but was talked out of it by Kylie Kwong who hinted she was not showcasing an array of fruit. So she ran into the pantry and wasted time trying to decide what to do. In the end she decided to make a Lemon and Lime Curd Tart with Candied Oranges.
Oli decided to stick with savoury and cooked Pork with Summer Fruits, Beetroot and Prosciutto. After coming to have a chat with Tracey when his pork was cooking he thought it might have been overdone but he did not have time to do a new one. There was a slight sliver of pink in the meat for which he was praised it would have been interesting to see how pink his meat was cooked if it had been done to his perfection. Brendan was probably sitting at hom gnashing his teeth as he was turfed out for under cooked pork. Even though he had not rendered the fat off and Gary thought he had one too many fruits there he took out an easy win over Tracey whose meringue had split.
Masterchef Australia on TEN at 7.30pm Sunday to Thursday.