Where is Masterchef shopping this year?
The last two years, I have attempted to prepare Masterchef recipes using ingredients available from Coles. Coles no longer seems to be the main Masterchef sponsor, but I am sure there is similar fun to be had by restricting myself to Masterchef partners. This means (according to the master chef website) that I have available Coles, Nando’s, Masterfoods, Perfect Italiano, Western Star, Nestle Ski, Tassal, Barilla, Vic’s Meat, Primo Smallgoods, Lilydale free range chicken and the entire state of Tasmania. Should be able to do something with that. Of course now there are branded partners to choose from, I have to be absolutely strict about using the branded product…
Coleslaw and “mayonnaise” sliders with “bacon” powder
- 4 sweet buns (well, Coles Brand Rolls White Round 6 pack anyway)
- Olive oil
- 5 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1teaspoon sea salt flakes (wow, they have Maldon, my favourite)
- 440ml grapeseed oil
- 60ml extra virgin olive oil
- Lime juice, to taste
- 300g white sesame seeds
- 30g brown sugar
- ¼ wombok cabbage, finely shredded
- 1 red onion, very thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, julienne
- 1bunch mint, leaves picked
1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
3. For mayonnaise, place egg yolks, mustard, and salt in a food processor and process until thick and creamy (hey, this isn’t working…). While still processing, combine the oils and gradually pour in oil in a thin stream.
4. For “bacon”-flavoured powder, combine ingredients on a baking paper lined baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes or until caramelised. Allow to cool. Once cool, process to a powder. (yum, sweet sesame powder. What on earth does this have to do with bacon?)
5. Add 6 tablespoons of “bacon” powder to ¾ cup “mayonnaise” and season with lime juice to taste. (now I just have a gooey mess…)
6. For coleslaw, place ingredients in a bowl, add “bacon” (you have to stop calling this bacon – seriously) “mayonnaise” and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Heat a BBQ to smoking (no idea why he does this – maybe it’s cold outside). Season with salt and pepper (the barbecue? Why??).
8. To serve, fill buns with coleslaw.
I was trying to make Marron Sliders with Coleslaw (sorry George Calombaris for brutalising your quite nice recipe)…What couldn’t Coles et al provide?
- 4 marron (not even in Tasmania – marron are native to WA)
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (Coles has just the brown kind)
- 80g bonito powder (nope, though I did consider Fancy Feast Broths Cat Food Bonito 40g)
- 1bunch Vietnamese mint, leaves picked (what do you think?)
- 1cup fresh samphire, picked, optional (seriously? Coles? Good thing it’s optional)