'Crazy Delicious': Samira woos judges with 'exciting' carrot soup, Lara's carrot patch trifle fails to impress
Samira served a carrot and pumpkin soup with carrot-topped pesto stuffed carrot logs in pastry and autumn leaf crackers, which caught the judges' attention
Lara, Mark, and Samira's carrot-based dishes failed to impress judges in Episode 3 of 'Crazy Delicious.' Carrots are crunchy and sweet, therefore a pretty easy and go-ingredient in sweet and savory dishes. But this Netflix cooking show isn't about the regular and vanilla recipes that we have tasted million times before. It demands reinvention from its chefs. While the contestants had put in their heart and soul into it, Carla Hall, Heston Blumenthal, and Niklas Ekstedt were not impressed with what they were served. Especially, Lara's carrot patch trifle, which featured five layers, and each of them had carrot as its base ingredient.
However, the judges were left completely surprised when they couldn't taste the carrot at all. "I think it's really visually so beautiful," Niklas commented and added that if he were to taste it blindly he wouldn't have figured the dish had carrot in it. "The carrot is there visually, and technically, you used it well, but I can't taste the carrot anywhere," Niklas further elaborated, to which Heston readily agreed but also appreciated the mousse and the texture of it all. Lara obviously wasn't rewarded with the extra cooking time, and Mark's melted spiced carrot ice cream didn't shine either. He was devastated after the judges showered him with feedback, which wasn't so positive. He had put in a lot of effort into it and was excited to have them taste it.
But Samira's carrot soup was the one that stood out. Heston thought what more could a carrot soup bring to the table, but Samira surprised him and the rest with an interesting twist. She served a carrot and pumpkin soup with carrot-topped pesto stuffed carrot logs in pastry and autumn leaf crackers. "It's a very enjoyable, fun, exciting, imaginative plate of food. Thank you," Heston said and Niklas and Carla nodded in agreement. Possibly, the judges were more taken by the fact that something so simple can be taken and twisted in such a beautiful manner. No one at the judges' table thought a staple like a carrot soup would win over everything else.
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