Top 11/10 Compete
Two weeks ago, Beth couldn't roll with
MasterChef Christine Ha, so she rolls out. Then in a test of macaroon
madness, Jonny's cookies crumbled... and so did he. Now 11 remain to
take on a very special guest in Round 5...
MYSTERY BOX #5
Inside the Mystery Box today... EVA
LONGORIA! Yes, a desperate housewife and an even MORE desperate
restauranteur nowadays. She's just opened a hot spot on the Vegas Strip
called "She". Speaking of "She", Eva has handpicked the ingredients in
your Mystery Box. They are... corn, pork loin, shrimp, avocado,
mangos, Mexican chocolate, several varieties of peppers, hot sauce,
onions, garlic, tomatillo, cotija, crema mexicana, and huitlacoche.
Put it together in 60 minutes. ¡VAMOS
The top 3...
- Bri: Butter & Cilantro Shrimp with
Grilled Corn Salad
- Eddie: Chili Pork Loin with Cream of Corn & Mango Relish
- Savannah: Spice Crusted Pork Loin with Creamed Corn & Guacamole
This is Eddie's SECOND Final Table.
Winner.... Bri Kozior!
ELIMINATION TEST #5: Ingredients, Time, and
Bri will get two baskets - one for one
competitor and the other for the rest WITH their time limit. Basket #1:
strawberries, banana, three eggs, milk, butter, sugar, flour, strawberry
gelatin, baking powder, and a lemon, all under $5... and all in an hour.
The second basket: sweet potato, onion, tomato, cauliflower, tricolor
mini-bell pepper, and a 14-ounce steak - all a little under $25.... and
all in half an hour.
So one basket has MORE ingredients in
LESS time, but the other has LESS ingredients, but MORE time.
Bri's decision: Natasha will cook the
MORE ingredients/LESS basket. Everyone gets the OTHER basket. Natasha
will start in a half hour. The others... start... NOW!
Luca: Banana Cake with Pastry Cream &
Strawberry Compote... Which miraculously comes out okay.
Lynn: The king of plating.... has Baked Meringue with Banana Puree...
which looks and tastes like absolute crap. Joe? Let'em have it. "I think
maybe... (empties into the trash) ... might be a memento for you to take
Savannah: Banana Cream Pie with Banana Meringue
Jessie: Shortbread Tart with Caramelized Banana
James: Deep Fried Banans with Strawberry Puree & Custard
Krissi: Strawberry Muffins with Caramelized Bananas... and a teaspoon of
strawberry gelatin. Oops.
Natasha: Rib-Eye Steak with Sweet Potato Fries & Roasted Cauliflower
Jessie wins this one in a walk.... and
she will be choosing the teams in the next challenge. In danger of not
joining her in the top 10... James, Lynn, and Krissi.
Lynn Chyi... is going home. It was THAT
For James and Krissi, another day in the
kitchen. And it begins in 10 seconds. Let's give stations a chance to
identify themselves over the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Next up ... 101 hungry surfers... and 10
cooks. Let's go to Huntington Beach.
TEAM FIELD CHALLENGE #5: Fish Tacos
Here in "Surf City USA", the teams will
have to feed 101 hungry surfers... fish tacos. You have 60 minutes to
prep and 60 to serve. But you can use only one type of fish. First to 51
Jessie will pick HER team of all-stars
BLUES (Jessie): James, Eddie, Bethy,
REDS (Savannah): Jordan, Luca, Bri, Krissi
The Reds are going to go with a fried cod
with a killer sauce and slaw... which needs to be seasoned. The Blues
are going to go with mahi-mahi with a little roasted pineapple habanero
sauce. A little sweet, a little heat.
The judges are concerned with the Blues'
hot sauce. The sauce isn't coming together. James will try and remedy
that. Meanwhile, Jordan is making his own cilantro-lime sauce. The fried
cod looks gorgeous... but it's tastes like hot sauce. Switching to
Organization is proving to be a
determining factor in getting everyone fed.
BLUES: Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with
Chipotle Ranch Slaw
RED: Spicy Blackened Cod Tacos with Pickled Onions & Cabbage
The Blues... are about to wipe out.
They're running out of product. But they're back on track, and the blues
are moving quickly down the line. Over on the Reds, a miscalculation
leaves them short a few tacos.
The tacos have been sampled. Now it's
time to vote. By a score of 51-25, the BLUE TEAM comes back to SHRED the
And Krissi is sick of being a fricking
... and the Blue Team also win MLB
jerseys from their hometown teams... the Braves, the Marlins, the
Dodgers, the M's, and the Stros. Why? Because a) Fox is holding the MLB
All-Star Game next week, b) Graham's a Cubs fan, though I've never seen
him in the 7th inning stretch saying "Let's get some runs!", and c)...
THEY'RE GOING TO THE ALL-STAR GAME! Sucks to be Luca, he's a Yankees
PRESSURE TEST #5: Chicken Three Ways
Krissi's the weakest performer according
to the rest of the team. BUT... will she sit out this Pressure Test? The
team will decide in the wine room in five minutes. Meaning expect to
hear five minutes of Krissi bitching.
They save Jordan. But he's not going to
the All-Star Game. Sorry, Jordan.
The rest of the team is going to take
on... chicken breasts. Crisp skin, basted in butter, moist in the
center. Forty minutes. .... OR you can have the Southern Fried
Chicken... seasoned on the outside, moist on the inside. ... OR stuffed
with mozzarella and proscuitto. One method.... easy. Three... in 40
minutes... THAT'S A PRESSURE TEST!
- Savannah: saute is too fatty, fry is
undercooked, stuff is "a little goopy".
- Krissi: slightly pink saute, fry is all the way, stuff is understuffed.
- Luca: overcooked saute, fry is slightly under, stuff is raw.
- Bri: undercooked saute, fry is raw, stuff is "a little buttery".
Krissi is undoubtedly safe. She's not
here to make friends... she's here to make food. Joining her at the
The person leaving MasterChef tonight...
is SAVANNAH STURGESS. She couldn't lead at the challenge, and she
cracked under the pressure.
... and then there were nine.
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