MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 46 commenced the no elimination week. This week, the cooks will not have to stress about going in the Pressure Test of elimination. In fact, it will land them in the immunity challenge. Before that, they had to do a service team challenge at judge Andy Allen’s restaurant Three Blue Ducks.
For the team challenge, contestants are divided into two teams (Surf and Turf) of 5 members. They are given three and a half hour to cook for 60 diners (one entree and two mains). MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo will do the tastings today. Andy will guide the teams in the kitchen as their chef.
The Surf team includes Elise (leader), Pete, Depinder, Scott and Sabina. The Turf team members are Justin (leader), Kishwar, Linda, Minoli and Tommy. The contestants are excited and nervous as they want to cook the food that will keep the reputation of Andy’s restaurant up.
For MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 46 Team Challenge, Team Surf cooks Charred Octopus with Mexican Salsa as their entree. For the mains and side dish, the team serves BBQ’d Prawns with Spiced Butter and Avocado creme, Whole roasted Flounder with roasted Tomato Salsa, Charred Corn with Tamarind Chipotle ketchup and Mexican rice with charred Pineapple.
The Surf team struggles a lot during their entire cook. Scott has to butterfly the prawn, but his speed is too slow to cover all the 120 prawns. Andy is stressed for the team as they also have to put their Flounder fish in the fire oven. Until the last moment, the team struggles but finally manages to put some good dishes.
Team Turf goes middle eastern to impress the MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges and the diners. For the entree, they cook Middle Eastern Spiced Lamb Ribs with Roasted Garlic, Yoghurt and Tabbouleh. For the mains, the team serves roasted Chicken with Zhoug and Ras El Hanout Beef Cheeks. Their side dishes consist of Roasted pumpkin with grain salad and dressing and Baba Ganoush with yeasted flatbread.
Mel and Jock taste all the dishes one by one from Team Surf and Turf. They are impressed with the entrees of both teams. Team Surf’s main dishes has some flaws – their Avocado creme is not that good. Also, they forget to remove the guts of their Flounder fish. On the other hand, Team Turf serves flawless and delicious main dishes and sides. Hence, Team Turf (Justin, Minoli, Kishwar, Linda and Tommy) win the team challenge.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 46: What’s next?
In the next episode, the winners of the team challenge will be sent into Pressure Test. It’s a DIY test where Justin, Minoli, Kishwar, Linda and Tommy can design their own dish to impress the judges, who will not know who cooked what. The makers of the top 2 dishes will be sent to the Immunity Challenge.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 46 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.