Tonight’s Masterchef Elimination was a french challenge. The guest judge tonight was Justine Schofield and the challenge was to cook french inspired food.
The contestants up for elimination tonight are the losers of the team challenge last night.
Tonight the contestants were asked to cook a french inspired dish with duck and orange. Jacqui was cooking a hot pot, Georgia was cooking a Consommé and Ava was cooking a duck a l’orange. Georgia’s Consommé looked good, but it tasted like lemon, rather than orange and the duck’s fat wasn’t rendered enough.
It was down to the tasting. First up was Jessie’s Pan seared duck with pumpkin and orange puree recipe. The judges loved the orange puree and the carrots were fantastic.
Next up was Jessica’s Duck breast with kimchi salad and sticky orange sauce. The dish was supposed to have pancakes but they didn’t work and she left them off the dish. Gary said it absolutely made him think of Duck a l’orange. George also loved the sauce
Jacqui’s Duck a l’orange hot pot dish was next to be judged. A comment was made instantly as George was serving up, “where is the sauce?” Gary says he doesn’t really like it. George says it doesn’t really work.
Georgia is concerned about her dish as she brings it up to be judged. She has made a duck, orange and fennel consume. The judges notice that skin has not been cooked properly. Justine loves that she has pushed herself. George says it was a mistake to put the lemon into the consume. Gary says the duck is too fatty.
Ava is up next. She has cooked a warm duck salad with figs and goats cheese. Gary is concerned that the flavour combinations won’t work. George asked where the orange was. Ava replied that it was in the salad and the sauce. Gary says the duck is cooked really well. The rest however has lots of problems, it’s bitter and there was no orange flavour.
Four contestants did really well. But two did not do so well. Ava and Jacqui.
Ava was eliminated form Masterchef tonight.