Braai night on Masterchef SA and such a beautiful setting!
At first, this felt like a guy-slanted challenge and we really did feel for the women contestants (especially ‘I’ve NEVER braaied before’ Natalie), but that was before Thys admitted to being much more partial to a parfait that an open flame.
Instantly, Thys became a firm favourite on our side of the screen!
As did his pudding pal Khaya and her 100 m icing sugar dash in the closing seconds of the challenge. (Did anyone notice if she actually got any sugar on the pud? We forgot to check!) So glad they both got through to the next round.
But how pap were those plates of pap, boys? Sies.
Our biggest surprise of the night? Callie-Anne getting sent home off the back of a pedestrian springbok fillet. We understood Bruce’s ‘pleasant rump’ being too simple for MasterChef fare, but that springbok certainly looked delicious. Clearly didn’t taste it though.
And we’re also really going to miss Bongumusa and his deliciously gravelly voice. A whole other type of num, don’t you think?
All in all, we’re really enjoying MasterChef SA so far, and you? The judges are warming into their roles, the styling and sets look world-class and next week, with bootcamp… we get into THE PANTRY.
But while you wait for next week, check out our shop-ready braai recipes: a classic deboned leg of lamb, decadent vegetarian braai wraps (with blue cheese AND mascarpone!), spatch-cocked chicken and finger-licking lamb ribbetjies. And if you’ve never shopped online at Woolies before, delivery is free.
We’ve also got a great special on thick-cut steak running in store, so you may want to look more closely at this pan-fried steak with home-made mayo.