The sixth episode starts with the top 14 cooks walking into the MasterChef Kitchen where they find out they have to work in teams to make lemonade. The teams are decided by drawing straws. Short straws on the Red Team and long straws on the Blue Team.
The Blue Team is Amaya, Kaitlyn, Mia, Zac, Corey, Addison & Tae-Ho.
The Red Team is Ian, Jesse, Avery, Kya, Kamilly, Sam & JJ.
On the Red Team Sam acts like a team captain which helps them be organized. But on the Blue Team all the kids want to be in charge and so they spend too much time arguing about what to do. When they are done making the lemonade Judge Christina does a blind taste test to decide which team made the best Raspberry Lemonade. She likes the raspberry flavor in the Red Team’s glass and they win. The Blue Team gets a huge balloon of lemonade poured on their heads! And then so does the Red Team. But the Red Team is safe and the Blue Team goes on to the dreaded Elimination Test.
For the next challenge the judges dress up in costumes from the 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s. The Blue Team finds out it has to make “Surf and Turf,” a popular dish from the 80’s. They will be using steak and lobster.
During the cooking time. Mia is nervous because she is a vegetarian and does not eat meat or lobster which means she isn’t really sure about how her dish should taste. Zac accidently burns the palm of his left hand which scares little Kya up on the balcony. He has already cut his right hand in the Lemonade challenge and now he has 2 hurt hands and he really is in pain. Poor kid. 😦 Once he is treated by the medics and can cook again, Gordon tells him to put salt on a hot pan handle so he remembers not to touch it. Gordon is also worried about Tae-Ho’s dish because he is using Sriracha in his filet sauce and it will likely overpower the taste of the meat. 😮
Time is up.
Addison made Steak Diane & Stuffed Lobster with Grilled Asparagus. It is cooked great and it tastes very good. Tae-Ho made Lobster & Filet Mignon with Cauliflower-Spinach Purée and Dynamite Sauce. Sadly, Gordon was right, the sauce is all wrong and the steak is overcooked, but the lobster is cooked well and tastes great. Zac made Filet Mignon & Lobster with Parsnip Puree and Potatoes. The meat is cooked spot on, nice and pink, and it tastes delicious. Zac’s lobster is also very tasty. Amaya made Filet Mignon & Lobster with Green Rice and Garlic Sauce. It is cooked well but it has too much garlic. Mia made Steak Au Poivre & Lobster with Brussels Sprouts. Unfortunately, her lobster is raw and so is the steak. Kaitlyn made Filet Mignon & Lobster with Roasted Potatoes, Fried Brussels Sprouts and Beurre Blanc. She nails both proteins. The judges are blown away and say her dish is delectable. And finally, Corey made NY Strip & Lobster with Asparagus and Red Wine Sauce. Unhappily, it is way too salty and Graham almost can’t eat it!
In the end the judges decide that Kaitlyn has the best Surf & Turf dish of the night. Zac, Addison and Amaya also had amazing dishes, but Tae-Ho, Mia and Corey’s dishes are not very good. Gordon tells Corey he is safe and can go up to the balcony, which means Tae-Ho and Mia are going home! Mixed emotions! Zac looks very shocked and sad for Tae-Ho who is taking it well and comforting a tearful Mia. While Sam is excited that his friend Corey is staying in the competition. When Mia and Tae-Ho are walking out the doors of the MasterChef Kitchen with their hands in the air, all the young cooks are clapping for their friends and saying their goodbyes.
I liked this episode because I liked how brave Zac was after he burned his hand. But I also felt sad for Tae-Ho because I really liked watching him cook. Now there are 12 cooks left.