Previous Episode: MasterChef Australia Season Four – The Fourth MasterClass
Nineteen are left and ready to take on another week. First up- the usual! Mystery box and Invention test!
Time in the house is getting to some of the contestants, as we see from an opening montage. It is then time to head to the kitchen.
Mystery Box Challenge Brief: Under their boxes are a few ingredients including pineapple, pork cutlet, beetroot, marshmallows, white rum and ciabatta bread. They have to match their ingredients to make a nice meal. Three nice dishes will be picked for tasting and one will win.
Conditions: 60 Minute time limit.
Progress: Beau will be doing a pork cutlet with roast beetroot and Mat comes to see how he is doing. Matt wants his dish to stand out. We hear what other people are doing. Amina can’t touch the pork, nor can she taste it, so she hopes her instincts will get her through. Flames are going up, cutlery is dropping down; it’s a massive challenge! Audra wants to redeem a sweet and sour pork dish she had when she married her husband. During the challenge, Andy burns his hand badly, putting his challenge at risk. Soon their challenge is up.
Tasting & Results
Cooking: Sweet & Sour Pork.
Comments: Matt says the dish has innovation and great balance. George calls it refined and clever.
Cooking: Stir-Fried Pork.
Comments: George says the dumplings are lovely and tells Audra that there is a battle on her hands. Gary is wowed and says it is absolutely dead set delicious.
Cooking: Crumbed Pork Cutlet
Comments: Matt calls it a Beau dish, but polished with care and consideration.
Results: The winner of the challenge is…Dalvinder.
As the winner, Dalvinder gets to choose the core ingredient for the invention test.
Invention Test Brief: It’s a seduction themed challenge- they have to create dishes you want more of. In this challenge, Dalvinder can cook with whatever she wants- she will also have an open pantry. The other contestants must cook with one of the pairs (this is their choice). There are no losers today.
Core Ingredient Options: Strawberries and cream; champagne and caviar and roses and chocolate.
Conditions: 60 minute time limit. Andy must sit out due to his burn. Luckily there are no eliminations.
Progress: The contestants are all cooking ‘for their loved ones’. Sam has gone for the risky caviar combination. Andy is helping Ben cook his; you guessed it, Mexican dish! Alice has also gone for caviar, being Soviet herself. Unfortunately for Kylie, she’s still on the journey to find love.
Tasting & Results
Cooking: Chocolate Cake
Comments: Matt calls it wonderful and light but says there’s too much chocolate.
Cooking: Meringue Mascarpone Cake
Comments: Gary calls it creamy and coconut-y and irresistible. Gary hugs him
Cooking: Poached Strawberries
Comments: George loves it and gives Audra some encouragement.
Cooking: Scampi & Caviar Salsa
Comments: Matt loves the dish.
Cooking: Lovers Pillows (hmm…)
Comments: Gary makes her feed Matt Preston. He throws roses around to express his love for the dessert.
Cooking: Grilled Seafood
Comments: He doesn’t use the caviar. Nuff said.
Cooking: Chocolate Ravioli
Comments: No comments.
Cooking: Chocolate & Rose water cake
Comments: She goes into too much detail about one particular night she had so we don’t hear much about the food.
Cooking: Seafood for two.
Comments: Matt welcomes Sam to the competition.
Cooking: A Taste of the ocean.
Comments: It’s not the best dish, but Matt loves the effort and story behind it.
Results: Sam, Filippo and Tregan all impress the most, but there can only be one winner. That person is…Sam!
As the winner, Sam gets a fabulous reward. The contestants are headed for Tasmania this week. Under a big cloche lies a clue for the contestants. It’s the first cook book ever written in Australia. As it was written in Tasmania, this tells the contestants where they’re going.
MasterChef Australia next airs Jun 4 at 7PM on TEN.