MasterChef Australia s12 e9 Immunity Challenge: Judges’ Taste Test / MasterClass
Ben U, Khanh, Laura, Sarah T. and Reynold each chose between Melissa’s pie, Jock’s pasta, and Andy’s curry to taste in an ingredient taste test. They then had to cook with the ingredients from the dish they had chosen, with the cooking time determined by how many ingredients each contestant had guessed correctly. Laura and Ben U wowed the judges, but Sarah T. produced a flawless lemongrass coriander beef dish. She won the weekly immunity, sending the other four to join the elimination. Jock demonstrated what he would have cooked with Melissa’s Mystery Box, and prepared a hibachi King George whiting with a taro and shallot cake. Afterwards, Andy showed the contestants his BBQ octopus with burnt eggplant yoghurt and freekeh tabouli, while guest chef Louis Tikaram cooked XO pipis with crispy egg noodles. For the first time ever, contestants were invited to join the MasterClass, with Ben U demonstrating how to rocher ice cream and Harry demonstrating how to butterfly a fresh fish.