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May 6, 2018

MasterChef Australia 10 (2018)

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

Watching contestants making ice cream is about as exciting as watching paint dry!

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)
Marbled Brownie (Cadbury)
Chocolate Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce (Cadbury)
Chocolate Self-Saucing Puddings (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)

Week 1 Recap: MasterChef Has A Top 24 After A Week Of Surprises And Fridges

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

Ben Pobjie’s Recap: Shot to the Tarte, and you’re to blame

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)

Ben Pobjie’s Recap: Nuthin’ But A ‘G Thang

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)

Week 2 Recap: Things Didn’t Go Eggs-actly To Plan For Many MasterChef Hopefuls This Week

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.

Round 1: Pancake Challenge

Winner: Loki

Dosa with Coconut Chutney and Prune Chutney (Loki Madireddi)

Round 2: Chef Challenge
Guest Chef: Saint Peter’s Alana Sapwell

Core Ingredient: Orange or Lemon (Loki chose lemon.)

Loki – Gary 10 + George 9 + Matt 9 + Nigella 9 = 37
Alana – Gary 9 + George 9 + Matt 8 + Nigella 8 = 34

Loki won the first Immunity Pin of season 10.

Kingfish with Shellfish Lemon Broth, Rice and Chapatti (Loki Madireddi)
Whole Squid, Charred Calamari with Ink Sauce and Lemon Dressing (Alanna Sapwell)

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.

Blue Team (Kitty Burns): Kristen (C), Genene, Hoda, Khanh, Lisa, Reece, Samira, Sarah, Sashi, Tim

Blue Team Menu:
Agedashi Eggplant
Hot Smoked Salmon with Poached Egg on Toast
Vietnamese Herb Salad with Poached Chicken
Cornflake Panna Cotta Parfait

Red Team (Frankie Says): Aldo (C), Ben, Brendan, Chloe, Gina, Jenny, Jess, Jo, Loki, Michelle

Winner: Red Team – Aldo (C), Ben, Brendan (injured & did not finish the challenge), Chloe, Gina, Jenny, Jess, Jo, Loki, Michelle

Smoked Salmon on Brioche (Red Team)
Thai Pork and Watermelon Salad (Red Team)
Field Mushrooms on Toast (Red Team)
Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Granola (Red Team)

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.

Round 1: Taste Test – Nigella’s Decadent Trifle
Contestants have 3 minutes to taste and write down all the 26 ingredients used to make the Trifle.

MCA10 Nigella's Trifle

Trifle ingredients (26): vanilla bean, strawberries, raspberries, unsalted butter, saffron, honey, sugar, tonka bean, liquid glucose, cream of tartar, rose petals, blanched almonds, pistachio, cardamom, cream, plain flour, milk, baking powder, gelatine, water, eggs, cornflour, grapeseed oil, salt, sherry, ?

Safe: Lisa (18 correct), Kristen (17 correct), Reece (13 correct), Sarah (12 correct), Sashi (12 correct)

Round 2: Make a dish using only the 26 ingredients from the Trifle recipe.

Eliminated: Tim

Hoda’s Kanafeh (Hoda Kobeissi)
Pistachio Cake with Saffron and Vanilla Ice Cream (Samira Damirova)
Berry and Vanilla Ice Cream Stack with Berry Caramel Sauce (Genene Dwyer)
Pistachio Ice Cream with Strawberry and Rosewater Jelly (Khanh Ong)

Nigella’s Trifle for the Taste Test is not available, but here’s her simpler trifle recipe with half the ingredients used in the Taste Test Trifle:
Nigella Lawson’s proper English Trifle

Week 3 Recap: MasterChef’s Nigella Week Was Full Of Teas, Tears And Trifles

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

Nigella’s Beef and Eggplant Fatteh (Nigella Lawson)
Whole Baked Cauliflower with Almond Tarator (Matt Preston)
Samosas with Coriander Chutney (Gary Mehigan)
Nigella’s Ginger and Walnut Carrot Cake (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.

Gordon’s British Mystery Box: scallops, rack of lamb, peas, cauliflower, beer, English mustard, tea, digestive biscuits

Winner: Sashi

Roast Lamb with Beer Battered Cauliflower (Sashi Cheliah)
Loin of Lamb with Yorkshire Pudding (Gina Ottaway)
Lamb Fillet with Textures of Cauliflower (Brendan Pang)
Lamb Rack with Cauliflower Puree and Roast Cauliflower (Reece Hignell)
Rack of Lamb with Scallop and Lamb Jus (Sarah Clare)

Invention Test: Burger

Top 2: Reece, Samira

Bottom 3: Ben, Michelle, Chloe

Beef Burger with Jalapeno Jam Lemon Mayo and Onion Rings (Reece Hignell)
Lamb Burger with Eggplant Relish and Oven Roasted Potatoes (Samira Damirova)

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.

Eliminated: Michelle

Raviolo of Marron (Gordon Ramsay)

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.

3 Immunity Pins on offer.

From knife pull:
Reece to cook against John Rivera
Samira to cook against Jo Barrett
Sashi to cook against Gavin Hughes

Pantry choices: Fruit or Vegetables (The 3 contestants decided on Vegetables)

Samira – Gary 8 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 24
Jo – Gary 9 + George 10 + Matt 10 = 29

Sashi – Gary 7 + George 7 + Matt 6 = 20
Gavin – Gary 6 + George 6 + Matt 5 = 17

Reece – Gary 8 + George 8 + Matt 9 = 25
John – Gary 7 + George 7 + Matt 7 = 21

Sashi and Reece both won the Immunity Pins.

Potato Ginger and Rosemary (Jo Barrett)
Cucumber and Lemon Verbena Sorbet with Yoghurt Mousse (Reece Hignell)
Duck and Vegetable (Sashi Cheliah)

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.

Blue Team: Chloe (C), Aldo, Ben, Gina, Jo, Kristen, Loki (ip), Samira, Sarah

Red Team: Brendan (C), Genene, Hoda, Jenny, Jess, Khanh, Lisa, Reece (ip), Sashi (ip)

Winner: Red Team

Pork and Prawn Dumplings with Tamari and Szechuan Chilli Oil (Red Team)
Crispy Pork Belly with a Thai Chilli Jam (Red Team)
Miso Caramel Ice Cream with Hazelnut Crumb and Apples (Red Team)

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.
Aldo, Ben, Chloe, Gina, Jo, Kristen, Loki (ip), Samira, Sarah

Loki decided not to play his Immunity Pin and cook in the Pressure Test elimination.

Eliminated: Loki (First contestant in MasterChef Australia’s history to be eliminated still holding onto Immunity Pin)

Roast Chicken Summer Vegetables and Consomme of Green Herbs (Matt Abé)

Ep 21, Sunday, June 3, 2018
Contestants are shopping for their own mystery box ingredients with only $20 and 20 minutes. Maker of the best dish goes through to the immunity challenge, followed by the winners of the invention test.

Mystery Box: $20 to shop in Coles for 20 minutes

Winner: Sarah

Carrot Seven Ways (Sarah Clare)
Pelmeni with Homemade Ricotta (Samira Damirova)
Mussels and Coriander Noodles (Lisa Diep)
Pear and Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Burnt Butter (Genene Dwyer)
White Chocolate Blue Cheese Mousse with Peaches and Jelly (Kristen Sheffield)

Invention Test: Team Relay (Honey as main ingredient)

Winner: Blue Team (Samira, Sashi, Aldo, Jess)

Loser: Green Team (Lisa, Jenny, Jo, Brendan)

Honey Cheeseboard Dessert with Blue Cheese Mousse (Blue Team)

Ep 22, Monday, June 4, 2018
The losing team from yesterday’s invention test are in the kitchen, ready to fight for their place in the competition.
Brendan, Jenny, Jo, Lisa

Peach Melba by Darren Purchese

Eliminated: Jo

Peach Melba (Darren Purchese)

Ep 23, Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The winner of Sunday night’s mystery box, along with the members of the winning team in the invention test relay will compete for a coveted immunity pin.
Aldo, Jess, Samira, Sarah, Sashi

Round 1: Chicken Wings Challenge

Winner: Jess

Sweet and Sour Chicken Wings with Fusion Salad (Jess Liemantara)

Round 2: Chef Challenge (Jacqui Challinor, Head Chef of Nomad)
Pantry Choices: Small or Big (Jess chose Big Pantry)

Jess – Gary 9 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 25
Jacqui – Gary 10 + George 9 + Matt 9 = 28

Barbecue King Prawns, Olive Oil Poached Fennel, Chilli and Lime (Jacqui Challinor)
Lime Tart with Brazil Nut Praline (Jess Liemantara)

Ep 24, Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The judges surprise the contestants by announcing that today a few of them will be journeying to the wide blue yonder.

Chefs of Wickens, Dunkeld

Memory Team Challenge: Each team’s captain and vice captain must memorize 2 dishes from the chefs of Wickens At The Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld

MCA10 e24 teams

Blue team: Sarah (C), Jess (VC), Aldo, Ben, Brendan, Chloe, Jenny, Khanh

Blue Team’s Menu to be Memorized:
Blue Eye, Blue Mussel and Blue Devil
Smoked Cherries with Chocolate Ganache and Cherry Pit Ice Cream

MCA10 e24 blue dishes

Red team: Lisa (C), Reece (VC), Genene, Gina, Hoda, Kristen, Sashi, Samira

Red Team’s Menu to be Memorized:
BBQ Lamb, Zucchini Purée, Zucchini Flower Gel and Dehydrated Goats Cheese
Meadowsweet Mousse, Poached Apricots and Apricot Clusters

MCA10 e24 red dishes

Winner: Red Team

BBQ Lamb with Zucchini and Dried Goats Cheese (Robin Wickens)
Poached Apricots Meadowsweet Mousse Lemon Thyme (Robin Wickens and Dave Sutherland)

Ep 25, Thursday, June 7, 2018
The eight contestants who lost the previous challenge are cooking in this episode’s elimination, with Curtis Stone to keep them company.
Aldo, Ben, Brendan, Chloe, Jenny, Jess, Khanh, Sarah

Round 1: Name That Cut

Safe: Aldo, Ben, Jenny, Khanh

Round 2: Butchery – Rib of Beef, and cook a dish using a cut from the Rib

Eliminated: Brendan

Cote de Boeuf with Charred Corn and Salsa Verde (Sarah Clare)
Dan Dan Noodles (Chloe Carroll)
Thai Beef Salad with Vinaigrette and Kataifi Basket (Jess Liemantara)

Ep 26, Sunday, June 10,2018
It’s the beginning of South Australia Week for the contestants, where they will be cooking with some of the best ingredients South Australia has to offer.

Round 1: Local Produce Challenge

Winner: Khanh

Saltbush Rolled Roo with Quandong, Plum and Lamb Jus (Khanh Ong)
Kangaroo and Pumpkin (Sarah Clare)
Snapper with Parsnip Puree, Mushrooms and Fish Jus (Sashi Cheliah)
Goats Cheese and Fig Tart (Genene Dwyer)
Apple Flower Tart (Jess Liemantara)

Round 2: Night Market Stalls Challenge

Blue Team: Jenny, Samira
Green Team: Ben, Hoda
Magenta Team: Gina, Jess
Purple Team: Lisa, Sarah
Red Team: Chloe, Genene
White Team: Reece, Sashi
Yellow Team: Aldo, Kristen

Winners: Blue Team (Jenny, Samira), White Team (Reece, Sashi)
Losers: Green Team (Ben, Hoda), Red Team (Chloe, Genene)

Mediterranean Lamb (Blue Team – Jenny, Samira)
Deconstructed Baklava Cheesecake (Blue Team – Jenny, Samira)
Madras Chicken Curry with Saffron Rice and Raita (White Team – Reece, Sashi)
Indian Doughnuts with Rosewater and Pistachios (White Team – Reece, Sashi)

Ep 27, Monday, June 11, 2018
The contestants find themselves at the incredible D’Arenberg Cube restaurant in the heart of McLaren Vale wine country, with the bottom two teams from the night market challenge facing elimination.
Ben, Chloe, Genene, Hoda

Eliminated: Genene

Lemon Meringue Pie (Brendan Wessels)

Ep 28, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
This immunity challenge takes place at the stunning Mt Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills. Does our contestant have what it takes to outscore the chef and win immunity?

Round 1: What’s Under The Cloche?

Winner: Khanh

Round 2: Chef Challenge (Jin Choi, Head Chef of Hardy’s verandah restaurant at Mount Lofty House)
Ingredient Choices: Vegemite or Peanut Butter (Khanh chose vegemite)

Khanh – Gary 9 + George 9 + Matt 8 = 26
Jin – Gary 6 + George 6 + Matt 5 = 17

Chicken and Vegemite (Khanh Ong)
Vegemite Prawn Risotto (Jin Choi)

Ep 29, Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The team challenge will take place in the Barossa Valley. Divided into two teams, contestants will be given two hours to prepare an entrée, main and dessert with each course celebrating table grapes.

Blue Team: Reece (C), Chloe, Gina, Kristen, Samira, Sarah, Sashi
Red Team: Khanh (C), Aldo, Ben, Hoda, Jenny, Jess, Lisa

Blue Team Menu:
Grape Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette
Pork Fillet with Roasted Fennel and Grapes
Cab Sav & Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate Soil

Red Team Menu:
Grilled Calamari Salad
Meat & Three Veg
Blue Cheese Mousse with Red Wine Gel

Winner: Blue Team (Chloe, Gina, Kristen, Reece, Samira, Sarah, Sashi)

Grape Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette (Blue Team)
Pork Fillet with Roasted Fennel and Grapes (Blue Team)
Cab Sav and Raspberry Sorbet with Chocolate Soil (Blue Team)

Ep 30, Thursday, June 14, 2018
For today’s elimination challenge, the contestants go to Maggie Beer’s Eatery in the Barossa Valley.
Aldo, Ben, Hoda, Jenny, Jess, Khanh (ip), Lisa

Khanh handed in his Immunity Pin and safe.

3 rounds of chicken challenge using only one chicken.

Round 1 winners: Lisa, Ben (safe)

Round 2 winner: Aldo (safe)

Round 3: Hoda, Jenny, Jess

Eliminated: Jenny

Drunken Chicken with Spring Onion and Ginger Oils (Lisa Diep)
Chicken Sausage with Onion Potato Puree and Chicken Jus (Ben Borsht)
Chicken with Zucchini Trifolati and Mascarpone (Aldo Ortado)
Sticky Szechuan Chicken Wings (Hoda Kobeissi)
Lemon Chicken with Lemon Sauce (Jess Liemantara)

Ep 31, Thursday, June 14, 2018
A masterclass that takes place at the Adelaide Markets.

Barbecued Octopus with Beetroot Puree and Cavolo Nero (Callum Hann)
Matt’s Mac and Cheese (Matt Preston)
George’s Afternoon Tea (George Calombaris)
Rhubarb and Pistachio Milly Filly (Poh Ling Yeow)

Ep 32, Sunday, June 17, 2018
The contestants arrive back at the kitchen after a week of adventure in South Australia. There is a lot at stake, knowing that the top 10 is just around the corner.

Mystery Box: Bread Transformation Challenge (open pantry)

Winner: Gina

Chicken Schnitzel with Italian Potato Salad (Gina Ottaway)
Crumbed Lamb Cutlets with Caramelised Onions and Red Wine Jus (Ben Borsht)
Nonna’s Meatballs (Aldo Ortado)

Invention Test: Spaghetti Bolognese Transformation Challenge (Use ingredients from the Spaghetti Bolognese to create a dish that is not Spaghetti Bolognese)

Top 3: Reece (Dish of The Day), Sashi, Khanh

Bottom 3: Hoda, Lisa, Sarah

Rump Steak with Carrot Puree Gremolata and Jus (Reece Hignell)
Pan Fried Rump with Anchovy Butter (Sashi Cheliah)
Dark Pork Broth with Roasted Pork and Dumplings (Khanh Ong)

Ep 33, Monday, June 18, 2018
The bottom three contestants from the invention test are facing elimination.
Hoda, Lisa, Sarah

Eliminated: Lisa

Autumn Harvest (Alla Wolf-Tasker)

Recipe from Elimination Interview on Studio 10 – Pre-Packed Work Lunch – Mason-Jar Tom Yum And Miso Soup (Lisa Diep)

Ep 34, Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The winner of the mystery box and the top three from the invention test have the chance to cook for immunity.
Gina, Khanh, Reece, Sashi

Sashi – Gary 9 + George 9 + Matt 9 = 27
Andy – Gary 8 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 24

Sashi now has two Immunity Pins.

Lamb with Pea Puree (Sashi Cheliah)
Lamb with Minted Peas (Andy Harmer)

Ep 35, Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The contestants find themselves in the Dandenong Ranges where a fiery team challenge awaits them.

Fire Team Challenge: no electricity, no gas, no mod cons

Guest Chef: Lennox Hastie (Firedoor Restaurant)

Blue Team: Hoda (C), Khanh, Kristen, Reece, Samira, Sashi

Red Team: Ben (C), Aldo, Chloe, Gina, Jess, Sarah

Winner: Blue Team

Chargrilled Squid, Roasted Capsicum Sauce and Woodfired Bread (Blue Team)
Marinated Kingfish, Saffron Vinaigrette with Smashed Potatoes (Blue Team)
Baked Chocolate Mousse with Grilled Plums and Praline (Blue Team)

Ep 36, Thursday, June 21, 2018
The losing team from the previous challenge arrive at the kitchen for what will be the last time for one of them.

Eliminated: Aldo

Returning Contestant: Brendan

Charred Prawn in Betel Leaf (Sarah Clare)
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with a Sweet and Sour Fish Sauce (Jess Liemantara)
Spanish Paella (Gina Ottaway)
Mexican Grilled Prawns with a Tomato Coriander Salsa (Chloe Carroll)
Greek Mezze Plate (Ben Borsht)

Brown Butter Poached Lobster with Bonito Bavarois (Brendan Pang)

Ep 37, Sunday, June 24, 2018
The judges reveal this is Sweet Week. To kick off the week, they introduce the master of sweets, Adriano Zumbo, who has selected the mystery box ingredients and will reveal the invention test.

Adriano’s Mystery Box

Winners: Reece, Ben

Hazelnut Parfait Chocolate Sorbet and Eucalyptus Caramel (Reece Hignell)
Meringue Kisses with Passionfruit and Yuzu Curd (Ben Borsht)
Salt and Vinegar Chip Sandwich (Sarah Clare)
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Salt and Vinegar Popping Candy (Jess Liemantara)
Chocolate Mousse with Passionfruit Jelly and Hazelnut Crumb (Sashi Cheliah)

Invention Test: Croquembouche 2.0

Blue Team: Brendan, Samira
Green Team: Jess, Gina
Purple Team: Sarah, Sashi
Red Team: Chloe, Kristen
Yellow Team: Hoda, Khanh

Winner: Red Team (Chloe, Kristen)

Losers: Green Team (Jess and Gina), Purple Team (Sarah and Sashi)

Pistachio and Coffee, Cardamom and Chocolate Croquembouche (Red Team)

Ep 38, Monday, June 25, 2018
Continuing Sweet Week, the judges are joined by social media cake superstar Katherine Sabbath. The bottom two teams from the previous invention test will face off in a pressure test.
Gina, Jess, Sarah, Sashi (2 ip)

Sashi played one of his 2 Immunity Pins and is safe.

Eliminated: Gina

Katherine Sabbath’s Birthday Cake (Katherine Sabbath)

Ep 39, Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Our two Sweet Week mystery box winners and the winning team from Zumbo’s invention test compete for immunity over two rounds.
Ben, Chloe, Kristen, Reece

Round 1: Gelato Taste Test

Winner: Kristen

Round 2: Chef Challenge (Alice Wright)
Pantry choices: Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry (Neapolitan Ice Cream flavours) – Kristen chose chocolate

Kristen – Gary 6 + George 6 + Matt 6 = 18
Alice – Gary 6 + George 6 + Matt 6 = 18

It is a tie, so no pin awarded to Kristen.

Chocolate, Macadamia and Seasonal Fruits (Alice Wright)
White Chocolate, Apple and Caramel (Kristen Sheffield)

Ep 40, Wednesday, June 27,2018
George pays a surprise visit to the Masterchef contestant house with a special guest. Together, they reveal the challenge.

Guest Chef: Adam D’Sylva
Challenge: Each team must prepare 2 main dishes and 2 dessert dishes. Savoury mains must be intrinsically sweet, while desserts must be intrinsically savoury.
Blue Team (40 diners at Coda): Sarah (C), Jess, Kristen, Reece, Sashi
Red Team (48 diners at Tonka): Brendan (C), Ben, Chloe, Hoda, Khanh, Samira

Winner: Blue Team

Lychee Duck with Coconut Rice (Blue Team – prepared by Sashi)
Tamarind and Chilli Caramel Kingfish (Blue Team – prepared by Kristen)
Faux Mille Feuille with Fish Sauce Caramel (Blue Team – prepared by Jess)
Lime and Ginger Mousse with Cucumber and Thai Basil Granita (Blue Team – prepared by Reece)

Since Red Team lost, their recipes are not available, but here’s a version of the Mauritian Chicken Curry (Cari Poule Masala) recipe I found (in the challenge Brendan added some pineapple to his curry to get that sweet taste required for the dish):
Mauritian Chicken Curry (Bianca Le Gall, QLD – Home Cook of the Year finalist, Australian Good Taste)

Ep 41, Thursday, June 28, 2018
The losing team from the previous challenge will fight for their place in the competition.
Ben, Brendan, Chloe, Hoda, Khanh, Samira

Chocolate Wheel Challenge
Guest Chef: Kirsten Tibballs
Chocolate Wheel: The core ingredient spinning wheel is made fully from chocolate.

Ben: coconut
Brendan: cinnamon
Chloe: almond
Hoda: cinnamon
Khanh: cinnamon
Samira: banana

Best Dishes: Brendan, Khanh
Worst Dishes: Ben, Hoda

Eliminated: Hoda

Cinnamon Roti, Cinnamon Ice Cream, Cinnamon Caramel (Brendan Pang)
Drunken Sticky Date (Khanh Ong)

Ep 42, Sunday, July 1, 2018
For the mystery box challenge the contestants find a big surprise among their ingredients. Later, the invention test is a chance for the contestants to prove they deserve to be in the top 10.

The big surprise that they have been teasing for the Top 10 is that every Top 10 contestant receives a cheque for $10,000 from the major sponsor to put towards their food dream.

Everything Mystery Box (must use all ingredients in a dish): almonds, coriander seeds, extra virgin olive oil, dry gin, kalettes, lemons, mint, yoghurt

Dishes Tasted: Samira, Khanh, Kristen

Winner: Khanh

Textures of Kalettes (Khanh Ong)
Samira’s Breakfast (Samira Damirova)
Crispbread with Herb Labneh and Kalette Pesto (Kristen Sheffield)

Round 2: Make a dish that defines who you are and also fits for a king.

Top 3: Brendan, Kristen, Samira
Bottom 3: Chloe, Sarah, Jess

Butter Poached Lobster, Confit Fennel and Bouillabaisse Sauce (Brendan Pang)
Spiced Poached Pears with Goats Cheese Mousse (Kristen Sheffield)
Pilaf with Pumpkin (Samira Damirova)

Ep 43, Monday, July 2, 2018
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face elimination in a pressure test.
Chloe, Jess, Sarah

Guest Chef: Saransh Goila

Eliminated: Sarah

Goila Butter Chicken (Saransh Goila)

Ep 44, Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The mystery box winner and the top three contestants from the invention test compete for immunity.
Brendan, Khanh, Kristen, Samira

Round 1: 5 ingredients, 10 minutes

Winner: Khanh

Pipis with Garlic, Chilli and Thai Basil (Khanh Ong)

Chef Challenge: Ashley Davis (Copper Pot Seddon, Messer)

Choices: 2 pantries, big pantry is revealed, small pantry is a surpise (not revealed). If Khanh gives up his 15 minutes head start, he gets to use both pantries; if not, he only gets to use the revealed pantry. Kicker is revealed pantry has little aromatics. (Khanh gave up his 15 minutes head start and use ingredients from both pantry; the guest chef is only allowed ingredients from the revealed big pantry.)

Khanh – Gary 9 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 25
Ashley – Gary 9 + George 9 + Matt 9 = 27

No Immunity Pin given out.

John Dory and Abalone with Autumn Vegetables (Ashley Davis)
Duck Breast with Persimmon and Ginger Sauce (Khanh Ong)

Ep 45, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
The contestants receive a surprise message in the Masterchef house which informs them of their next group challenge and where they’ll be travelling to.

Canapé Team Challenge: 1 savoury, 1 vegetarian, 1 gluten-free, 1 halal canapés from each team

Each team must prepare 450 canapés using indigenous ingredients and native local produce for The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, who is guest of honour at a reception for 150 guests at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Darwin.

Blue Team: Brendan, Samira, Sashi
Red Team: Chloe, Khanh, Reece
White Team: Ben, Jess, Kristen

Winner: Red Team

River Mint Lamb and Labneh (Red Team savoury option)
Goat’s Cheese Mousse with Beetroot and Bush Spices (Red Team vegetarian option suggested by Reece)
Wallaby Tartare with Quandongs and Green Ants (Red Team gluten-free option suggested by Khanh)
Australian Fish and Chips (Red Team halal option suggested by Chloe)

Ep 46, Thursday, July 5, 2018
Continuing their adventure, the contestants arrive at their next destination. The two losing teams from the previous challenge face elimination in this challenge.
Ben, Brendan, Jess, Kristen, Samira, Sashi (ip)

Elimination challenge at Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Sashi played his Immunity Pin and is safe.

Eliminated: Brendan

Kangaroo Under The Bonfire (Samira Damirova)
Seared Barramundi Cod with Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce (Ben Borsht)
Set Buttermilk with Rosella Consomme and Peppermint Gum Oil (Kristen Sheffield)
Crispy Pork Belly with Muntries and Apple Puree (Jess Liemantara)

Ep 47, Sunday, July 8, 2018
The judges have a surprise: it’s survival week and the contestants will be cooking for their lives every day.

Mystery Box: Mini Mystery Box + 3 plates (Mini Mystery Box contains an ingredient the contestant must feature in his/her dish)

Mini Mystery Box ingredients:
Ben: Peas
Chloe: Dates
Jess: Dried Porcini
Khanh: Blackberries
Kristen: Macadamia Nuts
Reece: Vanilla Beans
Samira: Miso Paste
Sashi: Ginger

Worst Dish (going into elimination): Ben

Miso Chicken Breast with Miso Carrot and Miso Jus (Samira Damirova)
Caramel Porcini Mousse Balls with Fried Enoki (Jess Liemantara)
Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream with Poached Plums (Reece Hignell)
Lamb Backstrap with Blackberry Jus (Khanh Ong)
Steamed Barramundi with Ginger and Coriander Salsa (Sashi Cheliah)
Beetroot and Gin Salmon on Crispbread (Kristen Sheffield)
Duck with Date Jus (Chloe Carroll)

Invention Test: Oil, Salt or Pepper

Worst Dish (going into elimination): Kristen

Basil Sorbet with Pink Peppercorn Meringue (Reece Hignell)
Pepper Duck with Sambal Beans and Pickle Relish (Sashi Cheliah)
Confit salmon with Tomato Tea (Chloe Carroll)
Pepper Crusted Eye Fillet with Red Wine Jus (Samira Damirova)
Pork Wontons with Szechuan Chilli Oil (Jess Liemantara)
Salt Baked Lamb with Tzatziki Salad (Khanh Ong)

Ep 48, Monday, July 9,2018
As survival week continues, the contestants are shocked to discover that another challenge may lead to elimination.
Chloe, Jess, Khanh, Reece, Samira, Sashi

One on One Challenge: 3 contestants going into elimination

Retro TV Dinner:
Sashi: English Style Fish ‘n’ Chips
Chloe: Beef with Gravy, Hashed Brown Potatoes, Corn and Peas in Seasoned Sauce
Samira: Fried Chicken Dinner
Jess: Beef with Gravy, Hashed Brown Potatoes, Corn and Peas in Seasoned Sauce
Reece: Fried Chicken Dinner
Khanh: English Style Fish ‘n’ Chips

Khanh vs Sashi
Chloe vs Jess
Reece vs Samira

Winners: Sashi, Chloe, Samira
Going into elimination: Jess, Khanh, Reece

Pan-Fried Chicken with Capsicum Puree and Charred Corn (Samira Damirova)
Pistachio Crusted Snapper with Crispy Potatoes (Sashi Cheliah)
Seared Beef Salad (Chloe Carroll)

Ep 49, Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The contestants remaining in survival week will learn all about making decisions under pressure as they decide what is of more value to them: time or ingredients.
Chloe, Samira, Sashi

Pantries will be revealed one by one in 15-minute intervals.
Pantry 1: Dairy (= 75 minutes to cook)
Pantry 2: Canned Food (+ Pantry 1 = 60 minutes)
Pantry 3: Root Vegetables (+ Pantries 1 & 2 = 45 minutes)
Pantry 4: Meat & Seafood (+ Pantries 1 & 2 & 3 = 30 minutes)

Sashi and Samira decided to start cooking after Pantry 2 was revealed, so they both have 60 minutes to cook.
Chloe waited until Pantry 3 was revealed before cooking, she got 45 minutes to cook.

Bottom 2: Chloe, Samira
Going into elimination: Samira

Lychee Sorbet with Caramelised Pineapple and Coconut Shortbread (Sashi Cheliah)
Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad (Chloe Carroll)

Ep 50, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The challenge is off site at Panama Dining Room, in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Fitzroy. The contestants will be cooking a main course and dessert for 30 people each.
Chloe, Sashi

Chloe: Meat main
Sashi: Seafood main

Winner of Superpower: Chloe (She can opt out of a tasting if she decides her dish is not good)

Crispy Pork Belly with Mushrooms and Broth (Chloe Carroll)
Vanilla Mousse with Mandarin (Chloe Carroll)

Ep 51, Thursday, July 12, 2018
This is no ordinary elimination, but a pressure test with an iconic dish. How will the contestants cope with this massive challenge?
Ben, Jess, Khanh, Kristen, Reece (ip), Samira, Sashi

Reece played his immunity pin and is not involved in the elimination.

The Original Peter Gilmore’s Snow Egg Elimination: Contestants have 2 hours and 30 minutes to make 3 Snow Eggs each.

Best Snow Eggs: Jess, Ben, Khanh
Eliminated: Kristen

Snow Egg (Peter Gilmore)

Ep 52, Thursday, July 12, 2018
Join us for a masterclass.

Venison and Mushroom Ravioli (Gary Mehigan)
Mock Croc Avgolemono (George Calombaris)
Crusted Lamb Shoulder with Beetroot Salad (Matt Preston)
Peter Gilmores Smoked Pig Jowl (Peter Gilmore)

Ep 53, Sunday, July 15, 2018
The seven remaining contestants are in the kitchen ready to fight for their place with a big surprise awaiting them. What will the contestants be challenged with for this invention test?

Round 1: Mystery Box from loved ones – the 7 ingredients chosen by family and friends will become the ingredients in the Mystery Box:
Lemon grass – Sashi’s wife
Chocolate – Jess’ mum
Moreton Bay bug – Ben’s wife
Coriander – Khanh’s sister
Chillies – Chloe’s husband
Duck – Reece’s friend
Coffee – Samira’s friend

Winner: Sashi

Duck Noodles with Broth (Sashi Cheliah)
Coffee Parfait, Coffee Tuille with Chocolate Sauce (Reece Hignell)
Chocolate and Coffee Semifreddo (Jess Liemantara)

Round 2: Shannon Bennett’s Challenge – Contestants compete to have their dish features for one night as part of the degustation courses at Vue de Monde restaurant.

Chloe played her Superpower and her dish was not tasted, and she’s safe.

Top 2: Reece, Khanh
Winner: Khanh
Bottom 3: Ben, Jess, Samira

7am Two Days After The Rain (Khanh Ong)

Khanh's 7am Two Days After The Rain

Khanh’s 7am Two Days After The Rain

Khanh's 7am Two Days After The Rain (tweaked for restaurant)

Khanh’s 7am Two Days After The Rain (tweaked for restaurant)

Ep 54, Monday, July 16, 2018
The bottom three contestants from the invention test face elimination. Which of our contestants will be able to save their place in the competition with a pressure test like no other?
Ben, Jess, Samira

Guest Chef: Joe Grbac (Saxe Restaurant)

Matt’s Review Challenge: The contestants will not be able to see or taste the dish and will not have a recipe to follow, the only clue they have is Matt’s review of the dish to guide them.

MCA10 Joe Grbac's Imperial Mandarin

Eliminated: Samira

Imperial Mandarin (Joe Grbac)

Ep 55, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The winner of the mystery box and of the invention test will face off in round one, vying for the chance to cook off against a professional cook in round two to get fast tracked to Finals Week.
The battle is on between Khanh and Sashi… will one of them get fast tracked to the finals?

Round 1: The Garden Challenge

Winner: Khanh

Rosella and Citrus Fruit (Khanh Ong)

Round 2: Sweet Pantry or Savoury Pantry
Guests: Reynold Poernomo (KOI Dessert Bar) and Matt Sinclair (Sum Yung Guys)

If Khanh chooses Sweet Pantry, he will cook against Reynold; If he chooses Savoury Pantry, he will cook against Matt – no time advantage. Khanh chose Savoury Pantry, so he will cook against Matt Sinclair.

Khanh – Gary 8 + George 8 + Matt 8 = 24
Matt S – Gary 10 + George 10 + Matt 10 = 30

No fast tracking to Finals Week for Khanh.

Smoked Thai Sausage with Chargrilled Squid and Sour Orange Curry (Matt Sinclair)
Red Emperor with Mushroom and Radish (Khanh Ong)

Ep 56, Wednesday, July 18, 2018
This episode is all about raising money for Second Bite, a charity that the program supports. The contestants will cook using only ingredients donated by the charity, cooking a six-course degustation.

Vegetarian Degustation Challenge: 4 savoury courses, 2 sweet courses

From knife-pull, the order of degustation courses are:
1 Chloe – cucumbers
2 Khanh – broccolini
3 Ben – celeriac
4 Jess – mushrooms
5 Sashi – apples
6 Reece – blackberries

Best Dish: Sashi (He’s the first contestant to go into Finals Week)

Stewed Brandy Apple with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Fresh Apple (Sashi Cheliah)

Ep 57, Thursday, July 19,2018
This is the final elimination before Finals Week, and will determine the top five for 2018. It’s an elimination over three rounds.
Ben, Chloe, Jess, Khanh, Reece

Round 1: Taste Test – Gary’s Moroccan-Style Tagine
Safe: Chloe, Khanh

Round 2: Blind Taste Test – 1″-Cube Ingredients
Safe: Ben

Round 3: Using correctly identified ingredients from the first two rounds to cook a dish.

Eliminated: Reece

Orange and Bay Leaf Ice Cream with Quince and Pear Granita (Jess Liemantara)

Ep 58, Thursday, July 19, 2018
A MasterClass with Curtis Stone.

Greek Souvlaki Sleek Style (George Calombaris)
Greek Souvlaki Street Style (George Calombaris)
Red Braised Chicken with Spring Onion Pancake (Gary Mehigan)
Matt’s Vegetarian Nachos (Matt Preston)
Grass Fed Scotch Fillet with Kipfler Potatoes (Curtis Stone)

MCA10 Top 5

Ep 59, Sunday, July 22, 2018
On the first day of finals week, each contestant will cook with one of five mystery boxes from a past season. Who will make it through to the next challenge?

Round 1: Mystery Box

From knife-pull:
Ben – Burnt Mystery Box
Chloe – Mini Mystery Box
Jess – Molecular Gastronomy Mystery Box
Khanh – Big Mystery Box
Sashi – Silver Mystery Box

Best Dish: Ben

Hibachi Pork Ribs with Pineapple Salsa (Ben Borsht)

Round 2: Invention Test – Cook anything they want

Best Dish: Khanh
Bottom 3: Chloe, Jess, Sashi

Roast Pork and Apples (Khanh Ong)

Ep 60, Monday, July 23, 2018
It’s the first pressure test of finals week and the bottom three contestants from the previous invention test line up for what will be the last time in the MasterChef kitchen for one of them.
Chloe, Jess, Sashi

Sherried Marron (Ashley Palmer-Watts)

Eliminated: Chloe

Ep 61, Tuesday, July 24, 2018
We are down to the top four in the competition and they will compete for a massive advantage. Just days from the grand finale, this advantage will be a game changer.
Ben, Jess, Khanh, Sashi

Crispy Skin Barramundi with Grilled Fennel (Sashi Cheliah)
Crab Bisque with Squid Ink Spaghetti and Seared Scallops (Ben Borsht)

Best Dish: Ben

Seared Coral Trout with Carrot and Ginger Puree with Parsley Vinaigrette (Ben Borsht)

Ep 62, Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The contestants arrive in Sydney at the iconic Icebergs restaurant in Bondi. They are competing for a place in the semifinal and need to be inspired by the Italian menu at Icebergs.
Ben, Jess, Khanh, Sashi

Ben, who won the advantage, gets to choose which course he wants to do; he chose to do fish course (2nd course).

From knife-pull:
Sashi – pasta (1st course)
Jess – meat (3rd course)
Khanh – dessert (4th course)

Best Dish: Khanh (advances to Top 3)

Figs with Honey Ice Cream and Blue Cheese Mousse (Khanh Ong)

Ep 63, Sunday, July 29, 2018
The elimination challenge will determine who will go into the semifinal. The bottom three contestants will fight it out for their place in the competition.
Ben, Jess, Sashi

Eliminated: Jess

Whiting Coral Trout and Bisque (Ben Borsht)
Singapore Chicken Rice (Sashi Cheliah)

Ep 64, Sunday, July 29, 2018
Final MasterClass of the season.

Tuna, Avocado and Yuzu (Gary Mehigan)
Beetroot, Fennel, Horseradish and A Whole Lotta Love (George Calombaris)

Apple with Scallops and Grilled Fennel (Sashi Cheliah)
Lamb with Fennel Puree, Parsnip Chips and Jus (Ben Borsht)
Pears and Fennel (Khanh Ong)

Ep 65, Monday, July 30, 2018
It is the semifinal of 2018. Our top three contestants are told that they will be cooking for some very special guests.

The guests are 60 past contestants from the previous 9 seasons.

MCA10 Past Contestants

Eliminated: Khanh

Ben’s Surf and Turf (Ben Borsht)
Pavlova with Berry Gelato and Champagne Foam (Ben Borsht)
Chicken Lemak with Jasmine Rice Wrapped in Betel Leaf (Sashi Cheliah)
Malaysian Pineapple Tart with Lime Ice Cream (Sashi Cheliah)
Canh Chua Ca (sweet and sour broth and barramundi) (Khanh Ong)
Violet Ice-cream, Honeycomb and Dark Chocolate Mousse (Khanh Ong)

Ep 66, Tuesday, July 31, 2018
It’s the grand finale of 2018 and our top 24 has been whittled down to two home cooks battling it out in one final day in the kitchen.

Round 1: Starter and Main

Starter Scores:
Ben – Gary 6/10 + George 7/10 + Matt 7/10 = 20/30
Sashi – Gary 10/10 + George 10/10 + Matt 10/10 = 30/30

Sambal Prawn with Crispy Prawn Heads and Herb Salad (Sashi Cheliah)
Blue Swimmer Crab with Avocado Cream, Coriander and Finger Lime (Ben Borsht)

Main Scores:
Ben – Gary 7/10 + George 7/10 + Matt 7/10 = 21/30
Sashi – Gary 9/10 + George 9/10 + Matt 9/10 = 27/30

Fish Curry with Cumin Rice (Sashi Cheliah)
Battered Whiting with Parsley and Garlic Emulsion and Crushed Peas (Ben Borsht)

Round 1 Scores:
Ben 41/60
Sashi 57/60

Round 2: Heston’s Counting Sheep

Round 2 Scores:
Ben – Gary 9/10 + George 9/10 + Matt 9/10 + Heston 9/10 = 36/40
Sashi – Gary 9/10 + George 9/10 + Matt 9/10 + Heston 9/10 = 36/40

Counting Sheep (Heston Blumenthal)

Final Scores:
Ben 77/100
Sashi 93/100

Sashi is the winner of Season 10!


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