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Winnipegger Eliminated from ‘MasterChef Canada’

April 15, 2014 12:27 PM | Entertainment

Mike Green - MasterChef Canada

Mike Green on MasterChef Canada (CTV)

An undercooked blue steak was the downfall of Winnipeg journalist Mike Green on Monday night’s “MasterChef Canada” episode.

Green was the 12th contestant to be sent home after his culinary creation just couldn’t resonate with the judges.

Green was put through a pressure test with two other competitors, where they were challenged to cook a perfect medium-rare streak frites and béarnaise sauce.

The Kenora-born competitor said one of the pitfalls was cooking at such a high heat due to the tight time restrictions.

Having postponed his honeymoon to appear on the show, Green and his wife will leave on Friday for a 10-day trip to San Francisco.

Green hopes to eventually open up his own restaurant in the city, and singled out Mandel Hitzer of deer + almond as one of those he looks up to.

“Winnipeg has such a scene right now and it’s getting a lot of attention with its restaurants,” he said during a conference call on Tuesday.

The final top four home cooks vying for $100,000 and the first-ever Canadian MasterChef title are Eric Chong, Kaila Klassen, Marida Mohammed, and Tammara Behl.

The show airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.