'Crazy Delicious': Joseph floors judges with 'showstopper' pizza volcano and barbecued watermelon

Joseph pulled major surprises with his jerk watermelon disguising itself as a roast ham and charcoal pizza dough ball stuck together to form a mountain oozing melted sauce


                            'Crazy Delicious': Joseph floors judges with 'showstopper' pizza volcano and barbecued watermelon
Joseph (Netflix)

After a goopy, sickly-sweet glass of banana custard layered with fried rice pudding balls and chocolates coated banana slices, Joseph pulled major surprises with his jerk watermelon disguising itself as a roast ham and charcoal pizza dough ball stuck together to form a mountain oozing melted sauce. The theatrics of it all was impressive and the taste too. 

"Joseph gave us a complete barbecue," judge Carla Hall commented, while her peer Heston Blumenthal thought the sauce with the charred watermelon was a showstopper. Niklas Ekstedt enjoyed the flavors Joseph put on his plate but was also taken by Lily's reinvention of the barbecue, to which she bravely added patisserie. He called it a clever idea but only one can win the golden apple and it had to be Joseph because he outdid himself with the crazy delicious spread. 

Having fun with food is something Joseph is used to doing. At the uni, his flatmates would often look forward to eating meals prepared by him. He would often ask his friends to get him ingredients they like and he'll make something out of them, which explains why he is so skilled at merging and blending flavors that no one would have thought of. 

However, his barbecued watermelon recipe was inspired by his childhood days. "Growing up around big, bold, spicy jerk seasoning. Jerk pork, jerk chicken, jerk fish. Anything that could be jerked," he said and added that he would keep it a surprise until it's time to eat, which made Niklas very curious, he even tried to flirt and get it out of presenter Jayde Adams, but that didn't work. Joseph also prepared shredded pork, spatchcock chicken, and coleslaw to go with his unusual centerpiece, which is the watermelon. 

Bethie, who was the third contestant in the premiere episode however fell short with her barely crazy recipes. Her first dish was plantain nachos, which was wholesome, but Niklas called it a family meal. Although it was delicious, there was nothing off-beat about it. Her pizza with a twist also didn't make the cut, which was unfortunate because she made it with a lot of love and thought. 

It's a competition and only the best of the best survive. Catch all the new episodes of 'Crazy Delicious' on Netflix.

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