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May 6, 2018

MasterChef Australia 10 (2018)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 12:00 pm
This post contains spoilers!

MCA 10 Judges

The tenth season of MasterChef Australia will premiere on Monday, May 7, 2018, on Channel 10 at 7:30pm.

Head over to my forum for discussion of this season’s shenanigans…

Bonus Recipes:
Mocha Brownie Cake (Kylie Millar)
Tiramisu Crêpe Layer Cake (Cadbury)
Double Choc Mint Marbled Cheesecake (Cadbury)
Choc, Orange & Cardamom Cake (Cadbury)
Chocolate Caramel Slice (Cadbury)
Talisker 10 with Stilton Jaffle (Matt Preston)
Gordon’s Pink Gin Spritz with Rosemary Baked Brie (Matt Preston)
Pimm’s No. 1 Cup with Fresh Oysters & Spicy Ice (Matt Preston)
Tanqueray & Tonic with Grapefruit Cured Kingfish (Matt Preston)

Ep 1, Monday, May 7, 2018
The amateur cooks are given one hour to recreate their signature dish for the first of the two Judges’ Auditions. The judges introduce the nine past winners of Masterchef, who are there to cheer them on.

Through to Top 24:
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Gnocchi (Gina Ottaway)
Frozen Mandarin Nougat with Beetroot Caramel, Mandarin Granita, Biscuit Crumb and Thyme (Reece Hignell)
Fried Chicken and Waffles (Adele Elliot)
Prawn Laksa (Chloe Carrol)
Moreton Bay Bug with Spiced Pumpkin Tortellini (Brett McGrath)
South Indian Thali (Loki Madireddi)
Cinnamon Whiskey Ice Cream, Chocolate Mousse, Honeycomb and Whiskey Caramel Sauce (Kristen Sheffield)
Lamb Birria with Bone Marrow Tostadas (Denise Valdez)
Wallaby with Wilderness (Sarah Clare)
Pork and Prawn Wontons with Szechuan Chilli Oil, Crispy Silken Tofu, Green Onion Pancake and Snake Beans (Brendan Pang)
Joselito Croquettes with Chipotle Mayonnaise and Herb Salad (Genene Dwyer)
Chicken Rendang with Coconut Rice, Pineapple Cucumber Achar and Roti Jala (Sashi Cheliah)
Crackling Pork Belly with Sweet Hoisin Sauce and Pickled Vegetables (Khanh Ong)
Gyurza (Samira Damirova)
Pork Belly Bao Buns (Jo Kendray)
Soy Sauce Shiitake Mushroom Chicken (Metter Chin)
Znoud El Sit (Hoda Kobeissi)
Nonna Lucia’s Octopus (Aldo Ortado)

Through to Second Chance:
Roasted Rib Eye and Cabbage (Tim Talam)
Salmon Pie, Mustard Dill Sauce with Grapefruit, Rocket and Radish Salad (Ben Borsht)
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Rolls filled with Pork and Mushrooms (Lisa Diep)
Grilled Pork Spring Roll Noodles (Jenny Lam)
Lemon with a Drop of Raspberry (Jess Liementara)
Succulent Tuna Two Ways (Michelle Walsh)

Ep 2, Tuesday, May 8, 2018
After handing out 18 aprons on the first day of cooking, the judges are looking for six more cooks to round out the top 24. The cooks who were given a second chance will battle it out in a challenge.

Second-Chancers Through to Top 24:
Duck and Orange (Tim Talam)
Prawn Stuffed Jalapenos with Smoked Chilli Salt and Lime and Chilli Mayonnaise (Ben Borsht)
Blue Swimmer Crab with Chilli XO Sauce and Glass Noodles (Lisa Diep)
Chicken Curry and Naan Bread (Jenny Lam)
Chocolate Orange Mousse with Orange Curd (Jess Liementara)
Chocolate Lava Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Berry Coulis (Michelle Walsh)

MCA10 Top 24

Ep 3, Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Our 2018 cooks enter the MasterChef kitchen for their first challenge as the top 24. The contestants need to imagine they are hosting the judges at their house for a meal, cooking anything they want.

Best Dishes: Aldo, Loki, Chloe, Gina
Bottom 3: Genene, Brett, Jess

Seafood Stew (Aldo Ortado)
Prawn Masala with Saffron Rice and Raita (Loki Madireddi)
Ghanaian Peanut Stew and Jollof Rice (Chloe Carroll)
Orange Cake with Orange Sauce and Zabaione (Gina Ottaway)

Ep 4, Thursday, May 10, 2018
In the first elimination challenge of the season, three contestants fight to stay in the competition. They are given 75 minutes to cook, using only the ingredients contained in their fridges from home.

Eliminated: Brett

White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Gel and Crumb (Jess Liemantara)
Chicken Dumplings with Chilli Sauce (Genene Dwyer)

Ep 5, Sunday, May 13, 2018
The 23 cooks enter the kitchen for the first mystery box challenge of the season. This time, the rules are changing: the winner of the mystery box will get a game-changing advantage.

Braised Maryland Chicken in an Orange, Sage and Cinnamon Sauce with Parsnip Puree and Red Onion Pickle (Denise Valdez)
Steamed Pudding with Orange and Cinnamon Syrup (Genene Dwyer)
Brodo with Home Cooked Spaghetti and Chicken Meatballs (Gina Ottaway)
Roast Chicken with Sage, Orange, Cinnamon and Parsnip Chips (Sashi Cheliah)
Boxing Chicken (Brendan Pang)

Charred Onion (Tim Talam)
Summer Strawberry Field (Kristen Sheffield)
Lemon Meringue Choux (Chloe Carroll)

Ep 6, Monday, May 14, 2018
The three contestants with the least impressive dishes from the invention test face-off in the pressure test. Queen of the kitchen Maggie Beer enters with the dish to be recreated.

Eliminated: Metter

Maggie Beer’s Tarte Tatin

Ep 7, Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The winner of the mystery box challenge and the three best-performing cooks from the invention test will compete for immunity, with Shannon Bennett back in the kitchen to guide and mentor the contestants.

Round 1: Egg Challenge – Cook a dish using eggs in 45 minutes

Winner: Chloe

Soba Noodles With A Six Minute Egg (Chloe Carroll)

Round 2: Chef Challenge
Guest Chef: Bennelong’s Shui Ishizaka (Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of The Year 2017)

Chloe gets to pick 10 ingredients from a table of 50 ingredients and make a dish in 75 minutes. The guest chef must use the same 10 ingredients but only have 60 minutes to cook.

Chloe’s chosen ingredients: chillies, shallots, bacon, fennel, mushrooms, prawns, pumpkin, asparagus, parsley, garlic

Chloe – Gary 8 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 24 (no immunity pin awarded)
Shui – Gary 9 + George 9 + Matt 8 = 26 (winner)

Prawn Cooked in Fennel Oil with Prawn Head Custard (Shui Ishizaka)
Prawn Mousse Tortellini in Broth (Chloe Carroll)

Ep 8, Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The contestants find themselves on the turf of the iconic MCG for the first team challenge. Split into two teams, each must cook delicious and nutritious food for 50 diners using a different protein.

Each team must make 2 canapés, 1 main course, 1 dessert.

Winner: Blue Team

Black Sesame Tart with Kombu and Shiitake Mushroom (Blue Team)
Rice Paper Prawn (Blue Team)
Salmon with Soba Noodles (Blue Team)
Mascarpone and White Chocolate Cheesecake (Blue Team)

Ep 9, Thursday, May 17, 2018
The losing team from the MCG service challenge must face-off in this elimination challenge. The contestants must cook something inspired by the dish that made them fall in love with food.

Best Dishes: Reece, Aldo, Brendan

Eliminated: Denise

Reece’s Lamington (Reece Hignell)
Salted Coconut Panna Cotta (Aldo Ortado)
Brendan’s Yum Cha (Brendan Pang)

Ep 10, Sunday, May 20, 2018
Culinary goddess Nigella Lawson arrives in the kitchen for a week of challenges and surprises. The lid is lifted on Nigella’s mystery box to reveal some of her favourite ingredients.

Nigella’s Mystery Box: passionfuit, marsala, chicken livers, squid, ginger, sweetened condensed milk, cherries, chillies, anchovies, thyme

Winner: Kristen

Squid and Anchovies with Passionfruit Vinaigrette (Kristen Sheffield)
Chicken Liver Parfait with Sour Cherry Syrup (Reece Hignell)
Passionfruit Semifreddo with Salted Caramel Sauce (Genene Dwyer)
Cavatelli Pasta with Salt and Pepper Squid (Gina Ottaway)
Poached Meringue Snow Egg (Jess Liemantara)

Invention Test: Snap, Crackle and Pop

Top 3: Hoda, Loki, Ben
Reece and Lisa both got a mention, but just missed Top 3

Bottom 3: Chloe, Adele, Jenny

Hoda’s Middle Eastern Ice-Cream (Hoda Kobeissi)
Chaffie Ice-Cream with Coconut Shortbread Crumb and Spiced Praline (Loki Madireddi)
Vodka Chilli Sand Crab (Ben Borsht)

Lisa’s Double-Fried Chicken recipe is not available since she did not make Top 3 (very ridiculous that they only published Top 3 recipes when there are other recipes that the judges found to be good), but I found one recipe from Bon Appetit
Dale Talde’s Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi Yogurt Recipe

Ep 11, Monday, May 21, 2018
The bottom three contestants from the previous invention test will face off in this episode’s pressure test. The contestants have 75 minutes to complete four of Nigella Lawson’s favourite chocolate dishes.

Eliminated: Adele

Nigella’s Chocolate Feast (Nigella Lawson)

Ep 12, Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The winning contestant from the mystery box challenge joins the top three contestants from the invention test in this episode’s two round immunity challenge.

Ep 13, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tonight, in a team service challenge, it will be a battle of the brunches, as two groups of 10, they take over two cafes. Contestants will have real customers, with real orders and real dockets.

Ep 14, Thursday, May 24, 2018
The contestants in the losing team are in the MasterChef Australia kitchen for what will be the last time for one of them.

Ep 15, Thursday, May 24, 2018
The first Masterclass of the season with Nigella Lawson.

Ep 16, Sunday, May 27, 2018
In one of the biggest surprises of the season so far, and in a program first, Gordon Ramsay enters the kitchen for a mystery box challenge.

Ep 17, Monday, May 28, 2018
With Gordon Week off to a flying start, the bottom three contestants in the invention test roll up to the kitchen ready to cook for their place in the competition with a pressure test.

Ep 18, Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Our mystery box winner and the top two dishes from the invention test will have the chance to cook for immunity with Gordon Ramsay as their mentor.

Ep 19, Wednesday, May 30, 2018
The contestants enter the kitchen only to find Gordon Ramsay, who is already yelling at them to hurry up. Divided into two teams, they prepare a three-course meal for 50 diners.

Ep 20, Thursday, May 31, 2018
It’s the last day of Gordon week. The team who lost the service challenge will have to cook for their lives.


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