Junior MC Episode 4
Now the competition is down to the final 12 so the cooking is getting pretty serious. Also serious, is the issue of Poverty, and this episode happened to air on the day that Australia begins Anti-Poverty Week so whilst you're cooking, or eating something delicious, spare a thought for those who are experiencing hardship.
The very first mystery box contained: prawns (which are biologically speaking called crustaceans), tomatoes, avocado, chocolate, eggs, bread, lemon, rocket (arugula) and the contestants had 45 minutes to create their best attempt at a dish - some did mains, others desserts but the top three were:
- Cup Cakes filled with Lemon Curd and topped with Meringue
- Prawn Ravioli with Tomato Sauce
- Prawns with Guacamole and Crunchy Croutons
Then there was the invention test with a pie theme using lamb, as well as a side dish, all in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
recipes & things to try
Stay tuned and we'll post the famous YG lamb pie recipe soon!
history, cuisine & culture
A duxelle is a French term for minced mushrooms, shallots and onions sauteed in butter and slowly cooked until all the cooking liquid has evaporated. It is usually used as part of stuffings or dishes called "a la duxelle". The origin of the word is not clear but according to The Concise Larouse Gastronomique it seems to either come from a little village of Uzel in the Cotes d'Armor county of Brittany in France or La Varenne chef of the marquis of Uxelles.
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