Only four are left in “Masterchef Junior” Season 2. In Episode 6 “A Cut Above the Rest,” the children were given one key ingredient to work on: salmon. Who made it to the final 2? Read on for the full recap.
The kids were presented with salmon, and once they were back in their stations with their key ingredient, Gordon showed them how to filet a salmon. Their goal was to cut as many filets as possible and ensure that they were cut to perfection within 30 minutes.
Logan and Abby struggled, while Adaiah and Samuel went through with it easily. Adaiah won the round with 13 perfect filets of salmon. She got the advantage, and in the next round, she really strategized everything. Adaiah was sent to pantry where the four refs have different numbers of ingredients:100, 50, 25 and 5. She chose to take the 50 ingredients, gave the 100 ingredients to Abby, the 25 ingredients to Samuel and Logan got the five ingredients.
With the number of ingredients on hand, they were up to the next challenge — to cook the best salmon filet.
He made an olive oil poached salmon with potato rosette and broccoli rabe/lemon puree. It was such a bold recipe, and the judges loved it.
She made mango and orange glazed salmon with carrot puree. However, the judges commented that it was overcooked, but the puree was good.
He made pan-seared salmon with tomato confit and cilantro-shallot gremolata. The judges have different opinions on it.
She cooked Asian-style salmon with garlic broccoli and green bean stir fry. The presentation was excellent, but the dish contained too much garlic that overpowers the whole dish.
Now it’s time to choose the final two who will be competing on the next round, and they are: Samuel and Logan.
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