It was another elimination day in the MasterChef kitchen and the contestants were presented with a creative challenge to develop a dish based on one of three classic food sayings; “as cool as a cucumber”, “bring home the bacon” or “the proof is in the pudding”.
Conor’s inventive black olive ice cream and cucumber granita impressed, as did Elise’s textbook perfect sticky date pudding. Brent’s Mexican pork dish excited the judges who were blown away by the many ways he made bacon work in the dish.
The judges craved Kishwar’s spicy bonito and Tom’s dessert was applauded for featuring the stand-out granita of the day.
Tommy’s bún chả was a total hit and the judges told him it tasted like home. The highest praise of the day was reserved for Pete and his choko and cucumber dumplings. Jock declared it one of the best dishes he had eaten all season.
At the bottom of the pack was Eric’s gluggy carbonara, Jess’ smoked fish with cucumber and ginger broth and Dan’s muddy fish broth. But it was Wynona’s dish that landed furthest from the mark, as it was not refreshing, and it was clear that the cucumber granita was an afterthought. The challenge was to meet the brief and Wynona’s inability to showcase “as cool as acucumber” on the plate sent her home from the MasterChef kitchen.