Complete with super chefs and delectable dishes, MasterChef served up one of its most thrilling weeks of competition ever.
Spiced Poached Meringue with Chocolate Custard
took the cake.
George had Audra, Andrew and Dalvinder in panic mode in the Pressure Test, setting them the challenge of recreating his painstakingly intricate Deconstructed Greek Salad
. All three contestants did a fine job of replicating the many complex stages of the dish, but Dalvinder’s effort sadly wasn’t quite enough to keep her in the competition.
In need of a boost to their spirits, Tuesday’s Immunity Challenge was the perfect occasion, welcoming Jamie Oliver to the MasterChef kitchen for the very first time. Jules, Tregan and Alice cooked their hearts out in the Antipasto Plank Challenge, with Jules creating an especially impressive array of dishes
. Jamie reigned supreme, however, with a performance as relaxed as it was assured.
A 24-Hour Team Challenge at the Shangri-La Hotel gave the Reds another shot at redemption om Wednesday, yet again it wasn’t to be. With their efficiency, teamwork and impressive dishes – not least Ben’s Thai Green Chicken Curry
– the Blues were awarded the win, sparing them from having to cook for their MC lives.
Thursday saw a rapid-fire Elimination Challenge that gave the contestants increasingly tight time limits to complete dishes of their choice. After three frantic rounds and some incredible displays of culinary improvisation, Mario waved an emotional goodbye to his MasterChef dreams.
The contestants then settled in to a competition-free Friday with a MasterClass: Matt and George put two unique spins on Lamb Ribs (Asian
), while Gary lovingly crafted an Apple Strudel
– a mouth-watering end to an irresistable MasterChef week.
A Mystery Box containing a single egg greeted the contestants at the onset of Super Chef Week, with the hopefuls rising to the challenge and producing a variety of egg-cellent results. For taste as well as sheer beauty, Kylie’