MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 30 was another all-elimination episode. Except for Linda, the remaining 14 contestants have to wear the black apron and cook their best to stay in the competition. For the elimination episode, judge Melissa Leong was not present. So Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo encouraged the contestants and presented an exciting challenge.
The Elimination Challenge was called Game Meats. MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 30’s challenge was divided into two rounds. In the first round, the contestants have to guess 14 different game meats placed in front of them. Eight contestants who guess the maximum names won’t have to cook and will be safe. The remaining five who’ll guess fewer names will go to another round and have to cook using one of the meats.
The eight contestants who guessed the names to the max are Elise, Brent, Sabina, Justin, Depinder, Amir, Dan and Scott. The five contestants who went into the second round are Kishwar, Pete, Aaron, Tommy and Tom. In the second round, these five cooks get 75 minutes to cook a delicious game meat dish. The least impressive dish will be eliminated from the competition.
Kishwar picks up goat meat and decides to cook a popular Bengali dish called Goat Rezala with paratha. The contestant says that usually, she marinates the meat for 9 hours before the cook. But in the MasterChef Australia kitchen, she will ram it all in the cooker and get the flavours shining in her dish. She gets emotional during the start of the cook but eventually gains confidence.
Despite MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 30 being an Elimination Challenge, Tommy was quite pumped up. He picked up the chicken and cooked a great looking fancy chicken dish with peasant sauce made from the caramelised fish sauce with bacon fat, onions and garlic. Throughout the cook, Tommy looked happy and in control of his cooking.
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Aaron was also quite emotional during his cook. He picks up Kangaroo meat and adds flavour using the native Australian ingredients. He cooks his meat on the Hibachi grill. When judges go to his table and taste the meat, they tell him that it is a bit tight. So Aaron puts his meat on the grill again when there were just a few minutes left for the challenge to end.
Pete has made some fantastic dishes in MasterChef Australia Season 13. But it seems like the Elimination Challenge had shaken his confidence a bit. The contestant picked up quail and decided to serve it with a sauce. When Andy and Jock taste his sauce at the table, Pete describes it as ‘interesting’. Andy asks him if he would serve just an interesting dish at this level of MasterChef. Pete is worried and tries to add more flavours to his sauce.
Tom, the desert king of MasterChef Australia Season 13, picks up crocodile. Jock tells Andy how cooking crocodile is not easy, and it is entirely different from how the fish meat is cooked. Tom was aware that he chose the toughest meat throughout his cook, especially when savoury cooking is not his forte. But he manages to make crocodile with fennel, beurre blanc and tarragon oil.
When MasterChef Australia judges Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo taste all the dishes, they like three dishes the best. Tommy’s chicken and peasant sauce, Aaron’s Kangaroo meat and Kishwar’s goat dish won their hearts. Unfortunately, Tom and Pete made the least impressive dishes. Pete’s dish was underseasoned, and Tom’s crocodile was undercooked. Serving an undercooked dish is almost a crime in the competition. Hence, judges eliminate Tom from the competition.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 30: What’s next?
The current week is going to be a break for the top 14 contestants. The eliminated cooks of season 13 will be returning, and the best one will get a second chance to be a part of MasterChef Australia Season 13.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 30 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.