Tonight on ‘MasterChef’ season 8 episode 5, the contestants will be facing another Mystery Box Challenge, and not everyone will be please with what’s in the box. It seems that the contestants will be receiving some live shellfish in the box, and although I love eating shellfish, killing it before hand is not something I would enjoy.
The remaining cooks will have to use the ingredients in the box to cook something that will impress the judges, and hopefully save themselves from the elimination challenge. When the contestants lift the box to reveal what’s underneath, we see that they have what Aaron Sanchez describes as “some of the finest shellfish the world has to offer.” The cooks will have to make a delicious dish from Pacific sea urchin, soft shell crabs, clams, mussels and prawns.
As you can see from the exclusive video below, not everyone is pleased about working with life protein. However, it seems that one contestant is very excited about this challenge. Jason can be seen jumping around for joy after discovering what the mystery ingredients are.
“I grew up in New England. I love seafood,” Jason says. “This challenge is totally made for me.”
Tune in tonight to see if his excitement pays off, or if he will be like Paige, who was confident going into last week’s challenge having grown up eating Mexican food and then ended up going home.1 of 1