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Episode 3

Legendary double Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and MasterChef dining expert Gregg Wallace are joined by Michel's trusted sous chef Monica Galetti, as they hunt for Britain's next culinary superstar who has what it takes to go to the top of the culinary world.

Five of the ten chefs return to face Monica and Gregg in a skills test before the judges must decide who will be eliminated. Only the best four chefs will cook for legendary Michel Roux Jnr. For the skills test, Monica asks them to make a dressed crab salad from the white and brown meat of a whole crab. With only 15 minutes to crack open the shell and extricate the edible meat, the chefs have to keep their focus and perform to the best of their ability. At the end, Monica and Gregg must decide who will be leaving the competition.

The pressure mounts as the four remaining chefs must raise their game for Michelin starred legend Michel Roux Jnr. Michel cooks a classic recipe of 'Selle de lapin farci aux pruneaux', saddle of rabbit stuffed with prunes, before asking the chefs to recreate it in 60 minutes. Nerves are palpable as the chefs battle to produce a perfect plate.

Then, they are given just one hour to prepare their own classic dish. With only three places up for grabs, there is a lot at stake to pull out all the stops.

Only the best three remaining chefs will go through to the quarter final and move a step closer to winning the title of Professional MasterChef.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 15 Dec 2011 02:55

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichel Roux Jr
PresenterMichel Roux Jr
PresenterGregg Wallace
PresenterGregg Wallace
PresenterMonica Galetti
PresenterMonica Galetti
DirectorClodagh Norriss
DirectorClodagh Norriss
Series ProducerRachel Palin
Series ProducerRachel Palin

Could you be the 2017 champion?

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