15 Times Gordon Ramsay Actually LIKED THE FOOD! (Part 2)
What isn’t a regular interest in many kid’s life is cooking let alone be a
partof a cooking competition and being critiqued by
Ramsayhimself! The chef does have a pretty big reputation of being a harsh critic. But some kids on Masterchef anyway just have knack for the culinary arts - they pull through and cook dishes that many adults wouldn’t dare to do! That’s why we gathered a bunch of moments where these little chefs really impressed
Ramsaywith their cooking
abilities. Quani’s Cupcake For the Mystery Box Challenge, the kids on Masterchef Junior had a difficult task. They had to make a delicious dish out of canned goods! So, besides the difficulty of cooking a great dish, they had to assemble a meal out of the blue, with the ingredients they found in those cans. Quani decided to make a Vanilla Bean Cupcake, with pineapple filling and a peach cherry frosting. Quite a task to do in just under an hour, especially with a great advantage on the line.
But Quani’s boldness paid off, and he was the first to step forward and have his dish evaluated by the judges. Quani was very happy about that. We are going to have to agree on this - as always. They did look amazing. The frosting looked great. Quani used cherry, peaches and the juices to give it a little more flavour.
Gordontook a bite and loved it! Chef
Ramsaywas impressed by the level of finesse displayed by Quani. To finish it off, Quani even got a high-five from
Gordon! But before we
move on, show us your appreciation! Hit the subscribe button and never miss a new video from us here at BabbleTop! Now, back to the show… Evan’s Pumpkin Sweet Potato Ravioli During the same challenge with canned goods, Evan wanted to cook something close to his heritage - since he was
partItalian - and also to redeem himself. During the last challenge, he fumbled his ravioli. Now, it was time for some redemption. When he was called by the judges, Evan was ecstatic. This was the first time
he had been in the top 3. It sure did look appetizing. First, Evan received critique from Joe. He said the ravioli looked authentic - a huge compliment coming from him! Overall, it was a rather complex dish. After some rave reviews from Joe, it was time for the big leagues.
Gordonwas next up. First, chef
Ramsaywanted to know about the process of making the pasta. Then, he took a bite. Because Evan didn’t have the best track record during the competition so far,
Gordonwas really impressed.
Beni’s Cocoa Rubbed Filet Mignon For this challenge, the Masterchef Junior competitors had to work with chocolate. And they had a lot of chocolate to work with. A whole lot of chocolate. The stakes were also pretty high, considering the winner would have a guaranteed ticket to the semifinals. The little chef chose to go for a savory meal. Beni certainly wasn’t pulling any punches. She said she wanted to do something that would please the grownups, as in, the judges. When time was up, Beni
seemed confident. She was also called first, which was a good sign. The little chef was happy about the look of the dish. Beni presented the plate to
Gordon. It looked better than most of those fancy meals you might find on Instagram! Beni was going for the steak to be medium rare. Even Joe went in and took a closer look. Tasting it also got a strong reaction out of
Gordon. Olivia’s Cocoa Rubbed Steak For the same chocolate challenge, Olivia decided to play it risky. She went on the savory
route. She was going to do a chocolate brown sugar rubbed New York strip. Not too bad for a 10 year-old! While making the dish, things weren’t going smoothly for Olivia. As a matter of fact, she was struggling pretty hard. That seemed to put the kid into a downward spiral, unfortunately. It was kind of heartbreaking to see - the young little chef scrambling to cook the meat with so little time left. Olivia was running against the clock to get everything done. Even Olivia herself admitted she
was starting to break down. Who could blame her? With so much at stake… and without a steak done. Christina went to guide Olivia, who seemed to be on the verge of tears. The moment of truth came when she was summoned by the judges. Olivia said she was unsure if the steak would be properly cooked. It looked beautiful. Quani’s Flourless Cake Quani was pretty confident about the chocolate challenge. And the challenge gave him the opportunity of cooking with chocolate. Is there anything better
than chocolate? With that, he fully believed he would be able to impress the judges once again. After all, the golden apron was on the line. When he presented the dish to
Gordon, the chef
likedthe look of it. So, basically, the little chef wanted to flex a little bit. Show off his chops, you know? As he should, since the cake was pretty tasty. Everything about it seemed spot on! Quani nailed the garnish too - and the mix of white chocolate and dark chocolate was great. Sammy’s Pan-Seared
Steak For the mystery box challenge, the kids had 45 minutes to create a dish that was inspired by their family. A tall order for such a short amount of time. Sammy was making a seared steak with parmesan polenta, fried brussels sprouts and a compound butter. Maybe that’s why Sammy was so successful with this dish - having to cater to two wildly different tastes at home. Sammy landed on the top three. Sammy was thrilled to be the first one called. He was also happy that his family would
be proud of his dish as well. It really did - it was exquisitely plated and everything looked absolutely delicious! The sprouts were deep-fried - which is a great way to make anything yummier. Sammy expertly used the polenta, to bind it all together.
Gordonsaid that, if Sammy managed to keep this stride going, he would become a serious threat in the competition. That must be a pretty good boost of confidence. And it rightly left Sammy pretty happy. Remy and Anthony’s dish Remy and Anthony
partof a tag team, picked by Sammy. This could be tricky, since Remy was a self-professed bossy person. And Anthony didn't seem like he wanted to be bossed around very much. The challenge? It had a lot going on - and it was quite complex, as
Gordonexplained it. Just like she said she would, Remy did shout a lot of orders towards Anthony. They were constantly disagreeing, especially about the egg rolls.
Gordonnoticed that the team was running a bit slow. Worst yet, Chef
criticized the egg rolls! Thankfully, after some of
Gordon’s guidance, the team seemed to gel better together. Anthony managed to find his voice and work well together with Remy, to the surprise of Joe. When it came time to the critique, they were called first. They were pretty nervous about it, due to their rocky start. Thankfully, they pulled it together. He loved the colors! The duck was beautifully glazed. Anthony was anxious about the potstickers, because he thought they would be burnt.
While the egg rolls kept being a point of contention, this duo did a great job overall. Remy’s Donuts Like always, the kids had a difficult challenge ahead. For this mystery box, the kids had to make desserts without using any processed sugar. Remy decided to make two different types of donuts. To add even more of a healthy bend to the plate, she baked her donuts - she didn’t even fry them! It was so impressive that she landed in the top 3! She was pumped and really wanted to win. She made
some donuts with matcha glaze and chocolate ganache with toasted coconut. As well as with the donuts being baked. Remy said she wanted to make donuts that were almost like cakes. After a bit of suspense... Then, it was time for
Gordon’s critique. Chef
Ramsaysaid they looked stunning.
Gordonreally loved it, he even called it groundbreaking!
Ramsaysaid that a lot of pastry chefs - including Cristina - would probably take inspiration from Remy’s recipe! What more could she want? That’s a
pretty big achievement for people of any age group. Being only 12 years old, it’s that much more impressive for Remy. Because of that, Remy even won the challenge! Maria’s Puff Pastry For the same challenge, Maria decided to do a puff pastry. She decided to use coconut as the alternative to processed sugar. With that, she landed in the top 3 - despite being one of the youngest chefs in the competition. Maria made a puff pastry plum tart with a coconut drink! As a whole, it really did look
great. Maria said she was an avid reader of cookbooks, including
Gordon’s own books!
Gordonwas impressed that, besides the pastry, Maria even managed to sneak in a drink. It had coconut juice, a little bit of plum and some cinnamon stick at the bottom.
Gordonwas impressed with the seasoning as well! Maria put some molten salt, pepper and a little bit of spice. That was truly impressive: such a bold combination of flavours. Overall, it was a great job - especially for someone who was only 8
years old. She was cooking just like a young pastry chef! Tilly
Ramsay’s Burger Cooking is a great activity that can bring families together. For many people, the meals their families cooked in their childhood are among the best they have ever eaten. Imagine how lucky
Gordon’s family must be, with the famous chef cooking just for them. And the apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree. After all, one of
Gordon’s children seems to be following his footsteps. It’s Tilly
Ramsay. Just 15
years old, she already has her own cooking show and cook book. Having
foodsince she was very little probably was a double-edged sword. She was learning from the best - but
Gordonprobably didn’t go any easier just because she was his daughter. Now, Tilly seems to be aiming for the throne. During an episode of Masterchef Junior, the young
Ramsayoffspring showed up with her famous burger recipe. You can’t deny that it looked quite delicious. Tilly also showed the little
chefs how to recreate the whole burger, which would also be their challenges for the night. Her process was plenty thorough, accompanied by some perfectly made fries. With some pesto aioli, mushroom and a burger with some mozzarella cheese, Tilly’s burger left everyone pretty hungry.
Gordon, of course, had to take a closer look. He cut the burger in half... You can hear how much
actuallyproud of his daughter. Mikey’s Burger After Tilly’s impressive demonstration, it was up to
the little chefs to recreate the dish in just under 45 minutes. During the process, Mikey already seemed like he was doing a good job. After all, Mikey did have plenty of experience cooking burgers back at home. Maybe because of that, Mikey was the first one to be called. Not that there's anything wrong with a regular cheeseburger! But Mikey sure was confident he replicated the burger to perfection. From the outside, it truly looked beautiful, just like
Gordonsaid. He said it a couple of
actually. When he cut a slice, the burger was perfectly pink in the middle - with the cheese oozing out as well. Both
Gordonand Tilly were really impressed. Which must be a great feeling - to impress not only one
Ramsay, but two
Ramsays at the same time! Mikey’s fries were also beautifully done. Mikey, of course, seemed to be pretty happy with the result. Evan’s Burger Mikey wasn’t the only one who did a great job recreating Tilly’s burger. Evan felt pretty confident he was doing
great, as he said so during the preparation of the burger. Being from San Diego, Evan was used to a great hamburger - both at home and at restaurants. So things weren’t just smooth sailing. When he was called to get his critique, Evan seemed like he was in a good place. Both
Gordonand Tilly noted that the burger was juicy - a great first sign! The moment of truth came: time to see how was the burger cooked. Evan was apprehensive, wondering if things would turn out well. You could see how
happy Evan was to receive that compliment. The bun was also toasted really well, with the mushrooms also being cooked beautifully.
Gordontook a bite. A pretty big bite, we might add. The seasoning was on point, the pesto with the mayonnaise too. The fries? Evan listened to critiques and cut them out to be more uniform! The only problem? When the only problem with your dish was that there weren’t more of it, that’s a pretty great problem to have. Ayla and Jimmy's sushi boat Ayla and
Jimmy had to create a whole sushi boat in just under 60 minutes. Not an easy task at all. But they were pretty sure they nailed it. Joe called them to give his critique. From the looks perspective, the sushi boat seemed amazing. He congratulated both of them - saying that it looked straight out of a restaurant, not made by an 11 and 12 year old. When
Gordonwent to give his critique, he wanted to know one thing... It did seem true, given closely the two seemed to work together. Jimmy looked like
he was holding back his excitement. After all, who wouldn't be excited? Beni’s steak For the first mystery box challenge of season 6, the chefs had 26 ingredients to work with: from a to z. A for asiago, b for bacon, c for chocolate, and so on… The judges wanted to see the chefs on a plate, and had one hour to do so. The competition was big, and it wasn’t going to be easy to stand out. But Beni was feeling great - This was close to home for Beni, since she was inspired by her
grandfather who would always cook steak for big family events. During the critiques, Beni was the second one to be called. Right off the bat, she was getting a great series of compliments. Beni really wanted to be called, and she got her wish! Beni was smiling from ear to ear. She was pretty happy to be in the top 3 - and it showed that Beni really knew how to cook a proper steak. During his critique… He complimented the sear of the steak. It was glistening, pink and incredibly juicy.
said that the meat was incredible! A big compliment coming from Chef
Ramsay! Avery's Unique Burger Tasting From the start, Avery seemed like she was in for a great critique from
Gordon. After all, the chef asked her to describe “that delicious looking burger.” For the burger, she used pork and venison. Avery explained that venison was a lean meat that would go great with the fatty nature of the pork meat.
Gordoneven called the little kid smart, for putting such a great combination
Ramsayasked where Avery was aiming in regards to the meat. Avery wanted the meat to be red in the middle. Avery even let out a pretty big sigh of relief. Then,
Gordontook a bite. Chef
Ramsayalso loved the coleslaw and the chips. All in all, everything seemed to work really well together. It also looked great, as you can see from the camera lovingly showing the plate. Would you want to make any of these dishes yourself? Let us know in the comments! Stick Around & enjoy more
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