I do miss the MKR days in as much as there was no show on Thursday, meaning I had time for my first reality TV love: Survivor. And it’s the finale tonight, so I’ll be glued to that.
Tonight on MasterChef it sounds like there will be ceviches aplenty, or perhaps some raw desserts: The losing team from the service challenge now faces elimination as the contestants create a dish without any cooking. The bottom three will then cook-off to avoid elimination from the competition.
— #MasterChefAU (@masterchefau) 19 May 2016
The ingredient they use raw in round one must be used cooked in round two, if they are in the bottom bunch of cooks. Ooh, nice twist. The contestants have all picked a wide variety of core ngredients.
Nidhi picks cauliflower and Con has tuna. Charlie has strawberries, Jimmy scallops and sister Theresa pear (her raw bok choy salad doesn’t sound that appealing). Ranger Miles picks tuna but Gaz tells him his wasabi mayo is too eggy. And then he kindly waits til there are only 12 minutes left to tell Nidhi her cauliflower salad is too simple. Hey, Gaz, if it’s tasty I’d be happy to eat it – just because it doesn’t have meat or fish doesn’t mean it’s not worthy of being a good dish.
Chloe is doing scallop ceviche and again she appears calm and collected, tasting as she goes. Con plates up his tuna and it’s very George garden style. Theresa is panicking. We haven’t even seen what Elise is cooking – come on, MC – there are hardly any people in this challenge. Show her for 10 seconds. And what’s Karmen cooking? And Heather the “jew” queen?
The judges taste …
Con’s tuna with avocado mousse: They clean the plate. He’s safe.
Nidhi’s cauli salad: “I taste missed opportunity,” says Matt. He wanted pomegranate and dried fruit in there.
Chloe’s scallop ceviche with cultured cream and pressed cuke salad: It’s pretty and they like it.
Heather’s ponzu ceviche scallops: Yum and perfect are the words used.
Karmen’s sashimi salmon with avo mousse: Yum
Elise’s beef carpaccio: “Pretty darn tasty.”
Charlie’s strawbs with coconut: “It’s not a complex dish but gee it’s a delicious dish,” says a smiling Matt.
Miles’s tuna sashimi with wasabi mayo: The mayo is still rubbish.
Theresa’s pear and bok choy salad with walnuts: The presentation is blah but Gaz “wants more”. “I don’t see any growth here, Theresa.
Jimmy’s scallop ceviche with fennel salad: It looks pretty but there’s too much lime juice. The acidity overwhelms the other flavours.
The bottom dwellers are Theresa, Nidhi and Miles. So no sibling showdown.
— Theresa Visintin (@TheresaVisintin) 19 May 2016
SORRY, GICE, HAVE TO FLICK OVER TO SURVIVOR (But I’ve seen who goes)