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Melon and Chocolate Recipe- Knorr Taste Quest Episode 8!

Published by Linda Ikeji on Sun, 10 Mar 2013

After a tense and dramatic episode last weekwhich saw Aaron Bolarinwa selected by his team mates to be evicted, the kitchenof the Knorr Taste Quest was hotter than ever with only nine contestants left. Asexpected with any competition, the task just gets harder and harder as it drawsnearer to the end. In this episode, the contestants were given; Melon, LambChops, Fettuccine Pasta, Sweet pepper, and Chocolate to work with as secretingredients for their task.As usual, all the secret ingredients used inthe Knorr Taste Quest are described as simple ingredients with nutritionalbenefits not considered most times, and episode 8 was not any different.According to the main judges on the show, the nutritional benefits are asfollows; Lean Lamb chops are low in fat and sodium, the Chocolate used is low inunsaturated fats, and a good source of fiber; the Melon seed is very high invitamins, A and K amongst others, and Fettuccine pasta is a good source ofcarbohydrates. Finally, the Sweet peepers are also a good source of iron andfolic acid.On seeing these ingredients, the contestantmust have thought it would make a delightful two course meal; however thejudges were one step ahead, and tasked them with producing a one course mealwith all secret ingredients amply used in it. The cooking time to achieve thisfeat was 1hour 5 minutes.After the initial slow start, thecontestants got to work immediately, dashing in and out of the pantry in an effortto make a dish that would definitely take them one step closer to win the 2013Hyundai Elentra (not an SUV as previously purported), One million naira, and becrowned Nigeria's best. Decision time finally came after all thecontestants had presented their meals to the judges. Chidi and Patricia were admonished for theirplating as their foods were not displayed nicely. Gregory's food was describedas excellent, as well as had a great presentation, with chef fregz gushing thathis dish 'made sense'. He had made a creamy sauce with the melon and cooked thepasta in it. On the use of his chocolate, he infused it in a sauce for the lambchops. In the bottom two were Chidi and Chinyere. Chidicame close to being evicted, but sadly, Chinyere Nwoye was the contestantsubmitting her knives as her quest in this culinary adventure had come to anend. She had a made a meal Egusi soup, and plain pasta, as she could not finishthe task within the allotted time. Hermeal was described as nice, but the pasta and lamb chops slightly overcooked.
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