St Albans DJ wows MasterChef judges in knockout week
- Credit: BBC/Shine TV
A professional DJ and an “outstanding” St Albans cook whizzed straight through to the next round of BBC1’s MasterChef last night (April 27).
Tyttenhanger local, Lyndsay Evans, joined the other contestants to serve at Roux at Parliament Square for the first task - she cooked up a seabass with salsify, mushrooms, cavolo nero, and red wine sauce.
She described the challenge as “fast and furious”, a “baptism of fire”, and a “learning curve”.
For the second half of the show, the candidates were given an hour and 20 minutes to prepare one dish, judged by Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin.
Lyndsay made venison with pickled blackberries, crumbed with toasted hazelnuts and black pudding, glazed carrots, cavalo nero, parsnip purée and parsnip crisps - which Tom Kitchin described as “outstanding”.
You may also want to watch:
He said: “The venison is cooked to perfection, the purée is beautiful, the blackberries work fantastically with the venison. The attention to detail, for an amateur cook, you should be very, very proud.”
Judge Gregg Wallace said: “Tom loved it, he was in raptures about her - the way she cooked the meat, the quality of her sauce, her choice of accompaniments.”
- 1 New £250K play park to be built in Harpenden
- 2 Street food market in St Albans city centre to celebrate Eid
- 3 Festival applications granted for St Albans' Springfield Farm
- 4 May 17: What can open when COVID-19 lockdown rules ease
- 5 London Colney paddling pool to close - but splash pad replacement approved
- 6 County council leader unseated in shock result
- 7 Elections: Liberal Democrats take control of St Albans district council
- 8 May 17th: Harpenden's White Horse boasts record bookings since lockdown lifted
- 9 Drop-in COVID vaccine sessions available this week
- 10 Property Spotlight: A fine fixer-upper close to popular St Albans schools
The next episode will air tonight (April 28) at 8.30pm.