NOMAD Mystery Box Challenge — Every challenge this week was a home cook vs professional cook battle where contestants competed with one of four chef teams to win immunity from Sunday’s elimination challenge. The first group, consisting of Antonio, Grace and Rhiannon, cooked against Jacqui Challinor’s team from NOMAD. Each team had 75 minutes to each cook a dish using at least one of the ingredients from the mystery box: pork chop, sand crab, pineapple, fennel, watercress, betel leaf, jerk beans, rosella flowers and Hello Panda biscuits. Whoever cooks the best dish will win for their team. For team NOMAD two dishes had praise for their flavours but it was Jacqui’s crab and fennel salad that was the judges’ highlight. For the home cook team both Rhiannon and Antonio’s dishes were praised for the flavour but Antonio was criticized for not cooking the rosella flower in his jam long enough. It was Grace’s tempura betel leaf with pork, pineapple and rosella sauce, and salsa that was declared faultless by the judges. After much discussion, the judges decided that the dish of the day was Grace’s which means that she saved Antonio and Rhiannon from Sunday’s elimination. Unfortunately, as she missed the last elimination challenge, she has to participate in the next elimination challenge.
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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.