Diana, Karlie and Sarah, three of the most consistent cooks in the competition, went head to head in the pressure test. They were given three and a half hours to recreate “Pearl on the Ocean Floor” – one of the most intriguing signature dishes of the Lûmé restaurant by chef Shaun Quade. The dish was composed of various seafood and lemon marmalade concealed with flavoured sand, mussel foam and a miso pine nut ice cream encased in a small sugar pearl and chocolate. Karlie excelled in her first pressure test and was the only contestant to successfully recreate all the elements of the dish. But while both Sarah and Diana’s dish had a missing element, Sarah’s ice cream was deemed pale and bland. Despite being a top favorite to win the competition, Sarah was eliminated in her first pressure test, leaving Diana and Karlie to join the Top 5.
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MasterChef Australia Show Summary
MasterChef Australia has a different format from that of the original British MasterChef and MasterChef Goes Large formats. Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually “auditioning” by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places. Entrants must be over 18 years old and their main source of income cannot come from preparing and cooking fresh food in a professional environment.
The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges that test their food knowledge and preparation skills. In Season 1, the top 50 competed until 20 were left, with the final 20 progressing to the main stage of the show. From Season 2 onwards, 24 contestants progress. The contestants will then be whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned. The winner plays for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and A$250,000 in cash.