The fifth fantastic episode starts with the top 8 young cooks walking into the MasterChef Kitchen. It’s time for the next Mystery Box and inside the cooks find only one ingredient – Bananas! Their challenge is to cook a restaurant quality dish that has bananas in it.
Time is up the first best dish belongs to Jenna who made Coconut Shrimp with Banana Coconut Puree. The shrimp are cooked perfectly, the puree is great and the whole dish tastes amazing. The next best dish belongs to Nathan who made French Macarons with Banana Caramel Filling. They look stunning, are light and crisp inside and taste delicious. Gordon says they are amazing and he could put them on his dessert menu in any of his restaurants. The last best dish belongs to Ryan Kate who made Caribbean Spiced Pork with Spicy Banana Sauce. Her dish has good seasoning and the pork is well cooked. Gordon says this is her best dish so far. With three great dishes the judges have a hard time picking the best, but finally they say the winner is… Nathan! Gordon says his cooking has turned a corner and he now has everyone attention.
Now it is time for the Elimination Test. Gordon’s daughter, Matilda arrives with her father’s specialty, Salmon En Croute. Because he won the Mystery Box, Nathan is safe and gets to go up to the balcony and enjoy the Salmon En Croute made by Gordon himself. The rest of the cooks will have to make this technically challenging dish.
Time is up. Jenna’s Salmon En Croute is cooked great and her sauce turned out amazing. Andrew’s dish looks stunning and tastes lip-smacking good. Gordon says that everything on the dish is mind-blowing. Up on the balcony Nathan claps for Andrew. Although seasoned well, Kayla’s portion is way too big, the pastry is raw, and the salmon is dry. Nathan looks very worried for Kayla. Ayla’s dish is good, but the judges think there is too much sauce. Ryan Kate’s dish looks good but she folded the pastry wrong allowing the moisture out and overcooking the fish. Riley’s dish suffers because the pastry is raw and the sauce doesn’t work. Finally, Jimmy’s dish looks awesome, is seasoned well and tastes delectable. Gordon says his salmon is cooked perfectly, as is the pastry shell. Nathan look very happy for him. In the end Andrew and Jimmy had the two best Salmon En Croute. And Ryan Kate, Kayla and Riley’s dishes are on the bottom. The one who is safe is … Kayla, that means Riley and Ryan Kate are going home. Nathan looks very sad. When Gordon asks, Riley says he thinks either Andrew or Jimmy will win. Ryan Kate says she thinks it will be Nathan. He looked honored by her prediction but still very sad his friends are going. As they are leaving the MasterChef Kitchen Nathan comes down from the balcony and all the kids are hugging goodbye. As Riley and Ryan Kate are walking out the doors Nathan is waving goodbye.
Next episode: The Restaurant Take Over!