Tonight’s Masterchef Elimination is between Jessica, Reynold and Billie. Who will be eliminated tonight? It is a pressure test and they must cook a fish dish.
Unfortunately, Masterchef updated their facebook site too early and spoiled who was eliminated from masterchef tonight. It’s Thursday night and we’re going to write up the episode anyway 🙂
They were all off to a good start. Jessica was falling behind, she had to pick up the pace. This is the dish:
Reynold was preparing his garlic, but he was supposed to slice the garlic but decided to micro-plane it instead. This is going to give it a very strong flavour. The judges go over to Jessica’s bench and taste a few of her elements, they liked it. Billie was making her smoker. She thought it was working but when she lifted the lid there was no smoke. It’s a shock, she needs to get her fish bones smoked, quickly, there was only 1/2 an hour to go.
There’s only 15 minutes remaining. Jessica is working on her crispy shallots. Reynold is frying his shallots as well. Billie is running behind still. She finally got the bones smoked and she is wrapping up her tartare rolls in the cucumber jelly.
Jessica begins plating up the dish and uses the drawing she did at the beginning to guide her. Billie has overcooked her shallots and they are now bitter. Reynold is plating up too, he is relying on his memory to guide him.
There’s only 2 minutes to go. Billie has cooked another lot of shallots and they look much better. She finally begins plating up too. Reynold forgets his cucumber as he is plating up but Georgia reminds him to put it on the plate. The contestants have plated up and now have an extra 5 minutes to cook their fish. Reynold is worried as he has put two pieces of pickled cucumber on his plate instead of only one.
It’s judgement time. Billie is up first. She begins to cook her fish and plates the dish up. She takes her dish in to the judges. The judges notice there should be a bit more dressing on the plate. Matt says the fish is really well cooked. Brett says it is spot on. George says the fish is cooked beautifully, it’s subtle, gorgeous and yum.
Next up is Jessica. She begins to cook her fish on the grill and attempts to take it off but it is stuck. She is worried the fish might fall apart. She has torn the skin. She plates it up and coats it in the dressing before presenting it to the judges. The judges notice the skin is torn but they don’t seem to be bothered by it, they are impressed with the amount of dressing though. Matt says the sauce is spectacular, it’s smoky and rich and sweet. It’s an absolute smash. George mentions the torn skin again but says the fish is cooked really well. He loves the dressing.
It’s finally Reynold’s turn. He begins to cook his fish. He decides to not follow the recipe and flips the fish in the pan. He also tears the skin when removing it from the wire rack. He takes his dish in to the judges. They notice the problem with the skin on the fish and the extra piece of cucumber. Brett noticed the fish was overcooked as he had not cooked it correctly. George says it is jam packed full of flavour. He really likes the tartare with the thin layer of cucumber jelly. Matt says all three dishes have been cooked really well. It seems as though it will be a tough decision for the judges today.
The judges say it comes down to the little details. Reynold’s fish was overcooked and that is why he is going home today.
Reynold was eliminated from Masterchef tonight.