Previous Episode: MasterChef Australia Season Four – The BIG Double Elimination!
The contestants are about to go on a once in a lifetime trip to Italy; so to prepare, will they actually get to know some Italiano skills?
Gary and Matt Moran are in the kitchen today, and they get into it!
Lesson 1: Roasted Blue-Eyed Trevalla
Well, this isn’t too Italian; and it is the one-hundredth time this week a trevalla dish has been cooked! Mindy cooks the dish alongside Gary. They learn how to make a basil pesto. Cooking the seafood correctly, including the mussels for the mussel soup they will be creating, is paramount here.
They’re all allowed a taste.
Lesson 2: Cauliflower & White Chocolate Ice Cream
This is one of Matt’s creations. It is very weird, and not very Italian. It’s interesting how he gets the cauliflower into the ice-cream. It’s infused- so the cauliflower technically isn’t in the ice-cream. Well actually, it is. My idea of ‘infusion’ is clearly different! Matt also goes through how to make a nutmeg sponge. I love how little time that sponge takes.
The plating is magnificent! It’s mesmerising to watch. Beau and Julia are asked to taste.
Lesson 3: Gary’s Beef Pie
Definitely not Italian! It seems to be a staple of Gary’s. I recall him cooking it before. He gives reason as to why he uses the ingredients, like steak, he uses. A straight forward but very upper class meat pie. This is Gary’s afterall, so it’s nothing heavily simple! Ben helps Gary make the pastry. Everyone gets a taste…with some tomato sauce that is.
They then finish off the MasterClass, in which an Italian Feast was promised. Maybe next week…
Oh, there we are, they get special Italy packs with their own camera and plane tickets before indulging in an Italian feast. I have also been told that next week’s MasterClass will, like the rest of the week, be Italian themed.
MasterChef Australia next airs Jul 8 at 7.30PM on TEN.