For all you out there who followed this year’s Masterchef New Zealand, this one is for you. I followed the series like a diligent student, reporting on the show’s highs and lows, the tears and the elation as twelve hopefuls battled it out for the crowning title. And whilst I diligently watched and watched and wrote and wrote, our faithful readers diligently cooked and cooked and submitted to us their finest recipes as they battled it out for brand spanking new set of pots and pans.
So I present to you the winning recipe, boeuf bourguignon with crêpes and watercress pesto. This recipe was sent to us by Hope Smith from here in Auckland. We liked it so much that we asked Nadia Lim, New Zealand’s newly crowned Masterchef winner, to cook it for us. So a big thank you to Hope for sharing her recipe, and also a big thank you to Nadia for taking the time out of her hectic schedule to cook with us and to answer our probing questions about her time on Masterchef.