MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50, called the Black Box and Cloche Elimination Challenge, can be called one of the most stressful episodes of the season so far. Judged Andy Allen, Melissa Leong, and Jock Zonfrillo inform the contestants again at it is a double-elimination challenge. However, Sabina won’t be a part of it as she has won immunity from the challenge.
The contestants who are a part of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50’s Double Elimination Challenge are Depinder, Elise, Justin, Kishwar, Linda, Minoli, Pete, Tommy and Scott. On their benches, there’s a black Mystery Box and Black Cloche kept. The contestants have to choose either of them for the first round.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 judges inform the nine contestants that they won’t get access to the pantry and garden if they choose the box. Whatever ingredients are present in the box, the cooks have to use one or more in their dish. If they choose the cloche, they will have to hero whatever ingredient is inside it. However, the cooks will get access to the pantry and garden. The contestants have to vote on what they want to cook with for the first round.
The majority of the contestants vote for the Black Box to cook with in round one of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50. The ingredients under the box are Beef Ribeye, Baby Snapper, Tomatoes, Kent Pumpkin, Green Mango, Spring Onions, Kombu, Yuzu Juice, Chilli Paste and Walnuts. The cooks have 60 minutes to cook their dish in the first round. The maker of top dish will be safe and join Sabina, and the least impressive dish will send its maker home. Those who won’t be safe will be sent to round two.
In the first round, Elise impresses the judges with her dish Pumpkin Agnolotti with Brown Butter Sauce. Other contestants who receive praises are Justin, Pete, Tommy, Scott, Linda and Kishwar. Depinder and Minoli serve the weak dishes in round one. Depinder makes Walnut Ice-Cream with Pumpkin Cake, Walnut crumb, Salted Caramel and a tuile and Minoli cooks Pan Seared Snapper with Green Mango Noodles.
Judges find more flaws in Minoli’s dish. Hence, she gets eliminated from MasterChef Australia Season 13. Elise is safe and joins Sabina up in the gantry. In round two, the remaining seven contestants must cook using the ingredient hidden under the Black Cloche – Horseradish. The contestants have 60 minutes to cook a dish that will hero Horseradish. The weakest dish will send its maker home.
In round two, Linda struggles to give a proper shape to her Panna Cotta. Her final dish is a lopsided Panna Cotta, but it’s delicious. Scott serves the second weak dish of the day – an overcooked Dory Fillet with Horseradish Cream and Green Oil. Unfortunately, Scott gets eliminated in the second round of MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50.
Overall, the Double Elimination Challenge results in saying goodbye to two contestants, Minoli and Scott. MasterChef Australia Season 13 has its Top 8 contestants with Sabina, Elise, Justin, Kishwar, Linda, Tommy, Depinder and Pete.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50: What’s next?
In the next episode, the contestants will head to Northern Territory for a team challenge.
MasterChef Australia Season 13 Episode 50 is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.