Masterchef Australia – A Taste Test With A Twist Leads To An Elimination.
Apologies for lack of a recap of last night’s four course dessert degustation due to ill health. The blue team captained by Emelia won which meant the myth of her being the dessert queen continued. The red team was helmed by young Georgia and even though they were told they had dish of the day with their Blue Cheese Mousse with Red Wine Reduction they still lost as their first two courses were not good. They were up for elimination tonight. Tash who was on that team and is also a great dessert cook seem to be avoiding being captain.
The first round was a taste test with a twist. They had three minutes to taste the dish and two minutes to write it down. The ones they identified were the ingredients the contestants could cook with in the second round. Once they were told it was a blind taste test Georgia burst into tears. Colin was quick to identify it as Gumbo however he only identified 10 ingredients.
Amy named 15 ingredients which was the most identified and at the other end Sam identified seven. They had no pantry staples and they had 45 minutes to cook. Tash and Sean were the only ones that had oil and Colin had butter. The rest were doing without.
Kira was not in a good way as she grabbed a hot pan and burnt it badly she was in tears. Matt went and gave her a pep talk and he told her you just have to beat one person, just don’t be the worst.
Colin’s stuffed chicken was raw when he took it out of the oven. How long was it in there? He had to cut it and pan fry it. His roulade was the first to be tried by the judges and he was told it was the best dish he has cooked thus far.
Kira mad Grilled Prawns with a Spicy Tomato and Kransky Sauce. George told her it was not her best day in the kitchen. He said no technique except for the cooking of the prawns.
Sam’s Chilli Salt Prawns were said to be well cooked, but Gary said he could not taste the chilli salt.
Tash’s Grilled Prawns with Fried Okra and Tomato and Onion Chutney was another good dish from her.
Tomato Soup with Prawn was made by Rachael. Gary did not like the kransky in it. Matt liked the kransky as he thinks it is kind of Rachael. What was he trying to say that she was unsophisticated?
Brent’s chargrilled prawns also came with oysters. Was he the only person to identify this ingredient? He over did the chilli and George’s head turned into a fountain.
Sean cooked up Prawns and Tomato Sauce which was similar to what he made in a previous challenge. George said good flavour but and over cooked prawn. His flat bread fell flat.
The top two dishes were Rachael and Colin. Bottom three were Sean, Kira and Brent and it was Sean who looks like a hobbit was eliminated. It was the correct decision as he has been struggling for the last few weeks.
The other contestants were weeping as they would now be relying on Jamie for cocktail hour.
Sean is working with Eau De Vie’s head chef on their “wacky” degustation menu and is also working on a project which combines his love for food and knowledge of whiskey.