Tonight we kick off a brand new season of MasterChef Junior 2017, as 16 young chefs compete for eight of the top 20 spots on MasterChef Junior season 5! Don’t miss a moment of tonight’s MasterChef Junior season 5 premiere! Keep reading my MasterChef 2017 recap right here for all the details! Tonight’s MasterChef Junior season 5 premiere started off with a look at the top 40 and when Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi come out, they are so excited. They will be competing tonight for their white apron that puts them into the top 20 for the competition. They will be broken up into groups of 4, but only two of them will be moving on.
The first group is of four young ladies who love to bake! They will be baking tartlets tonight for their challenge and at the end, two of them will be moving on to the top 20! These tartlets look amazing and delicious, however, a couple of them are slightly under cooked. I couldn’t make anything close to these if I had Gordon Ramsay walking me through it step by step. The two young ladies that make it to the top 20 are Sydney and Elizabeth!
Salmon Cook Off:
This next group of young chefs will have to cook a salmon dish for Chef Ramsay and Chef Tosi. These salmon filets look amazing! I have never been able to cook salmon without over cooking or under cooking it. So very impressed by the dishes that are coming out of these children! I wonder if one of them will come teach me a few things! The two young chefs moving onto the top 20 are Syd and Donovan!
This group will have to make a signature pork chop dish for the judges and they are all cooking very different dishes. Am I the only one that is getting really hungry? The two young chefs moving onto the top 20 after these amazing pork chop dishes are Mark and Jasmine!
As we know, scallops are are Chef Ramsay’s favorite ingredients to work with. Tonight, the last group will be replicating one of Chef Ramsay’s signature scallop dishes. It’s scallops over a bed of swiss chard with a blood orange gastrique. I couldn’t do this if my life depended on it, but these young chefs have nailed it. The only question is, who did it better? The two young chefs moving on to the top 20 are Justice and Gonzalo.
Make sure you come back next week to find out who else makes it to the top 20 on MasterChef Junior season 5!
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