MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 Review: Too Much Cucumber Granita

In the immunity challenge, Depinder impressed the judges with her mango chilli chicken and saved herself from elimination. Except for her, the remaining contestants have to give their best in the MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15’s elimination challenge. After being in quarantine, Brent resumes the competition directly and has to save a spot for himself, among others.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15’s challenge was called Food Expressions Elimination Challenge. Judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, gave the contestants three popular food expressions – “bring home the bacon”, “cool as a cucumber”, and “the proof is in the pudding”. The contestants have to make a dish resembling the quote and were given 75 minutes. Whoever hits the brief and cooks a tasty dish will not get elimination.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 review: Food Expressions Elimination Challenge
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 Review: Elimination Challenge

A lot of contestants decided to make a dish based on the expression – cool as a cucumber. Brent, Eric and Tommy decide to bring home the bacon, whereas Elise was the only one who wanted to show that the proof is in the pudding. In the previous season, the contestants used the hibachi cook for every second cook. Similarly, this year, the cooks have some weird obsession with making ice-creams. Even in a challenge with no relation to ice cream, Conor, Therese, and Elise made ice-creams.

The episode witnessed way too much cucumber granita by the cooks. It seemed as if the expression is ‘as crumbly as cucumber granita’. Whether it is a fish dish or a dessert, cucumber granita was a part of it! Conor, who made olive cake in one of the episodes, decided to make olive ice cream with cucumber granita. Sounds odd, isn’t it? Surprisingly, judges found it good.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 also witnessed a small accident as Eric ends up burning himself. His parchment paper from the track was near the stove flame that affects his dish massively. He ends up making his carbonara in a hot pan that affects its texture and quality. Wynona decides to hero the cucumber in her dish by serving its pickle. So, judges Andy and Jock question her if it will be enough to stay in the challenge. So two contestants are already in the limelight for not being able to give their best.

After 75 minutes, it is testing time for the judges. The contestants whose dishes stand out are Pete’s Cucumber Dumplings, Conor’s Kalamata Olive Ice Cream with Cucumber Granita, Tommy’s Bun Cha Hanoi and Kishwar’s Charred Bonito with Ponzu & Cucumber granita. Jock called Pete’s dumplings one of the best dishes he tasted in season 13.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 Review: Pete's Cucumber Dumplings
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 Review: Pete’s Cucumber Dumplings

Contestants who failed to impress the judges are Jess, Eric, Dan and Wynona. Sadly, Wynona’s dish fell flat the most and didn’t meet the brief well. Hence, she got eliminated from the show.

The concept of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 was exciting. But I feel the contestants need to do more than just ice creams. The episode also proved that cucumber granita doesn’t go with everything, and I hope we don’t see it more in the coming episodes.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15: What’s Next?

The present week is called ‘Masters Week’, where chefs like Andreas Papadakis, Kristen Tibballs and several others will give interesting challenges to the contestants.

MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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The concept of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 15 was exciting but there was too much ice cream!
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