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Where to get Masterchef ingredients in Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

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Masterchef returns to our screens

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Masterchef returned to our screens on Wednesday night with a mix of talented amateur chefs and delicious recipes.

From lamb and chickpea curry to a deconstructed Beef Wellington, the hit BBC show with John Torrode and Greg Wallace had taste buds melting.

Amateur cooks in Gloucestershire wanting to try some of the dishes can get the ingredients on their doorstep - read on to find out where.

In the first test, contestants had just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that showed what they could do.

A poor attempt at a Beef Wellington resulted in contestant Rob being booted off the show, but don’t let that put you off.

Beef Wellington requires good quality steak which is wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

At Frocester Fayre Farm Shop, the cattle is reared at the family-run Church Farm in Frocester and fed on a diet of grass, silage and barley, all of which is grown on the farm.

In the shop, staff butcher and sell the meat, leaving the beef hung for a minimum of three weeks.

In another task, contestants faced an invention test where they had to choose between two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury.

The sweet ingredients included mascarpone, which can be locally sourced at The Cheeseworks in Regent Street, Cheltenham, formerly owned by Masterchef finalist Ben Axford.

In the show, one contestant created a mouth-watering lamb and chickpea curry and with a wealth of traditional butchers in Cheltenham you will have no problem finding meat for this spicy dish.

Try Robin Jenkins Family Butchers in Bath Road.

Another chef cooked Imam Bayildi, an iconic Turkish eggplant dish where the eggplant is slashed down the middle and stuffed with onions, garlic and tomatoes and then simmered in olive oil to cover.

To do the same, head to the Istanbul Mini Market in Eastgate Street, Gloucester, which stocks a variety of authentic products.

Meanwhile, one contestant whipped up a luxurious dish of sauteed rabbit livers on toast.

Rabbit livers are difficult to source locally but fishmonger Malcolm Smith, who has a stall in Eastgate Market in Gloucester, often stocks rabbits which still have their livers intact.

He said: “Rabbits are very hard to get hold of but when I get them in they are on the counter.”

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  • daveofglos  |  March 30 2014, 12:42PM

    The article relates: "The sweet ingredients included mascarpone, which can be locally sourced at The Cheeseworks in Regent Street, Cheltenham, formerly owned by Masterchef finalist Ben Axford." Oh come on! Surely anyone with the faintest knowledge of cooking knows mascarpone can be bought at most supermarkets. You don't have to pay sky-high Cheltenham deli prices to get it!

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