FINAL MYSTERY BOX: Only a chicken's inside each of the three MBs; an hour's put on the clock.
Christian Collins: Bacon-wrapped chicken w/ French onion sauce
Adrien Nieto: Braised chicken thigh w/ acorn squash & asparagus on rice
Jennifer Behm: Bacon-wrapped chicken w/ apples, jalapeno & onion
THIRD PLACE: Jennifer
LAST ELIMINATION TEST: The three semi-finalists all get to go to the pantry to choose from either veal, mushrooms & fresh octopus.
Choices (Joe's favorite ingredients):
Adrien: Pan-seared octopus w/ saffron rice & watercress salad
Christian: Veal w/ vegetable medley & mashed potatoes
Jennifer: Mushroom & egg ravioli w/ mushroom ragu
Finishing the season in third place is...
...Christian; my mom grew tired of him.
FINAL TWO-HOUR MEALS:
1. Pan-seared scallops w/ quail egg, creamed corn & pea puree
2. Stuffed quail w/ creamed potatoes & spinach
3. Braised pear w/ poached Granny Smith apples, Brandy & mascarpone
1. Spot Prawn Taquitos w/ avocado sauce, masago & microgreens
2. Beer-braised short ribs w/ cauliflower-parsnip puree & rainbow chard
3. Flourless chocolate cake infused w/ blood orange, passion fruit & chipotle
The second American "MasterChef" is...