Mystery Box 3: The Top 7 faced a Mystery Box challenge using sustainable ingredients sourced by IKEA Canada that included squab, salmon, cactus, prickly pear, yellow dragon fruit, enoki mushrooms, okra and even crickets. Half-way through the cook, the judges threw another twist by revealing four more ingredients: Kalles Kaviar (Cod roe spread), whole grain mustard, lingonberry jam and dark chocolate which the cooks must include at least one in their dish. Andrew’s cricket-crusted salmon with chickpea purée and beet-cricket tuiles won him his second mystery box win. Jeremy’s squab Sotanghon was the second best dish, whilst Christopher’s cricket mushroom medley, Thea’s pan-seared salmon with sweet potato purée and chocolate crickets and Mai’s seared squab with lingonberry-glazed beets all received largely favorable reviews. Andy’s salmon fish cakes with dragon fruit pico de gallo tasted delicious but heavily criticized for his presentation. Andre’s cricket-crusted salmon with grilled cactus and pumpkin curry sauce was just deemed subpar with salty sauce, slightly overcooked salmon among many minor flaws. Sadly with the weakest dish, Andre was eliminated.
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MasterChef Canada Show Summary
MasterChef Canada is a Canadian competitive cooking reality show, part of the MasterChef franchise, open to amateur home cooks. It premiered on CTV on January 20, 2014, and has aired its sixth season. The show stars three judges: Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini and Alvin Leung. The show is produced by Endemol Shine International and Proper Television.
MasterChef Canada airs Tuesday nights on CTV and the Cooking Channel in the United States.The current season airs starting in September of each year in the U.S. It airs also in Sweden, Italy and Spain.
On August 8, 2018, CTV renewed MasterChef Canada for another season, announcing that audition casting for the all new sixth season was greenlit. Filming began in October 2018 and concluded in January 2019. Season 6 premiered on CTV on April 8, 2019, and ended on June 10.
The series was renewed for a seventh season, which is a Back to Win season. It aired its premiere on February 14, 2021.