A MASTER COOK: The Professionals contestant made a huge mistake when he served an inedible raw dish in tonight’s episode.
In tonight’s episode of the BBC show, four more chefs tried to impress the judges with their skills in the kitchen.
First, they had to complete a skills test given by Monica Galetti, in which she asked them to prepare squid croquettes with garlic mayonnaise in 20 minutes.
36-year-old chef Simon was the first to take on the challenge.
He got off to a very good start but then got nervous when asked what he was doing with the squid.
“I don’t think I want to mix it up [the squid and the bechamel]but I think it should be mixed,” Simon confessed.
Gregg Wallace asked: “The raw squid and béchamel sauce?”
Simon replied: “But it doesn’t make any sense. You don’t want to fry it first or the inks will be greasy.”
He added: “I think I need to add the squid raw, cut it smaller and put it in, then it will cook faster. That makes more sense.”
However, that was the wrong decision because you can’t put raw squid in a croquette because it won’t cook.
As he plated the squid, Simon seemed pleased with the result.
When Marcus Wareing cut the croquette, he said: “The squid is raw.”
Monica added: “You made the béchamel sauce, you made the croquettes, they are deliciously crunchy.”
“But the mixture is not edible.
“You knew that the squid had to be cooked before it went into the béchamel sauce, but you didn’t know how to do it.”
The judges weren’t the only ones to point out the error and reached out to X to share their views.
One said on the social media platform: “Time for raw squid #MasterChefTheProfessionals.”
Another wrote: “No Simon. No raw squid. #MasterChefTheProfessionals.”
“Oops! #MasterChefTheProfessionals,” a third chimed in.