MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 43 is the Mystery Box Challenge. Sabina is not a part of the challenge as she is unwell. Judges Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo, look excited as the contestants enter the kitchen. As the contestants lift their boxes, they are confused as everyone has different ingredients. There’s also a 10 minutes bonus card placed under every box.
The judges announce that MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 43 is the Barter Mystery Box Challenge. The overall time for the challenge is 60 minutes. The contestants will get a few minutes to swap their ingredients with the other cooks. If someone wants extra 10 minutes to cook, the contestant can give the other person their 10 minutes bonus card to get the desired ingredients.
After all the swapping in MasterChef Australia Season 13 kitchen, Elise, Linda and Justin have 80 minutes to cook as they have two 10 minutes time bonus card. Scott, Minoli, Depinder and Kishwar have 70 minutes. Aaron, Pete and Tommy have 60 minutes to cook their dish. All the contestants start cooking at their respective timing. The judges will choose the top 4 dishes that will get a chance to be a part of the immunity cook in the next episode.
As usual, Justin is confused about what to do with his ingredients. The ingredients he has are broccoli, grapes, pumpkin and leeks. He decides to slow roast the pumpkin and serve it with leek cream and incorporate grapes and broccoli to elevate the taste of his dish. Elise has cauliflower, celery, lamb and King George fish and plans to make lamb sauce to serve with her final dish. Jock is not pleased with her idea as the lamb will go to waste. Jock tells Elise to rethink the dish.
Minoli is the only contestant who didn’t barter at all. The ingredients she has are prawns, lemons, potatoes and figs. She finds her box creative and decides to cook Gnocchi. Depinder decides to make a sweet dish called Mille Feuille, and Jock is excited to see how she makes it in 70 minutes. Tommy is cooking Crab and Pineapple Noodle Soup with the ingredients he got. He got Fish Sauce from Elise and is on cloud nine, hoping the dish tastes delicious.
Pete makes Grilled Pork Loin with Blackberry Sauce and Braised Red Cabbage. After a few ups and downs, he finally gets in control of his cook. When MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges taste everyone’s final dishes, they enjoy the ones made by Tommy, Justin, Depinder, Minoli and Pete. Andy calls Tommy’s Crab and Pineapple Noodle Soup one of the best dishes he’s tasted in the competition so far.
The judges are surprised and happy with Justin’s Roasted Pumpkin with Charred Leek Puree, Picked and Fried Broccoli. They tell him that if he keeps cooking like this, he will find a place for himself in the top 10. At the end of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 43, judges announce that the top 4 dishes belonged to Justin, Tommy, Pete and Depinder.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 43 Review: What’s next?
In the next episode, Tommy, Pete, Depinder and Justin will have to cook using the 2-minute instant noodles to get immunity from elimination. Whoever wins the challenge will be the first Top 10 contestant of MasterChef Australia Season 13.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 43 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.