Cactus Country Invention Test — The contestants except for Rhiannon (who was unwell) were taken to Cactus Country in Strathmerton, where Cath and Declan competed for the last spot in Thursday’s immunity challenge. They were given 60 minutes to cook a dish featuring Mexican cuisine. Cath cooked Mexican chicken wings with a salsa and avocado cream, while Declan cooked grilled flathead with tortillas and a tatemada salsa. The judges deemed Declan’s dish to have the better use of Mexican flavours, winning him the third and last spot in Thursday’s immunity challenge. The judges then announced that Brent, Declan, and Theo would be given the chance to cook for an advantage in that challenge. They were given 60 minutes to cook a dish featuring cactus. Declan cooked steamed kingfish with a Mexican rice and a prickly pear tatemada salsa, which impressed the judges with its flavours and technique. Theo cooked prickly pear glazed pork tacos, which was criticised for not adequately featuring cactus. Brent cooked prickly pear glazed fried chicken with a strawberry cactus salsa, which impressed the judges its use of cactus and the glaze; it was deemed to be the best of the day, winning him an advantage in Thursday’s immunity 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.