Geoff, Alex and Amal have all cooked their way into the quarter-finals of Masterchef 2019 after impressing the shows judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
But it was contestant Amal who really got their tastebuds going, with guest judge and 2006 Masterchef runner-up Dean Edwards labelling her dish as “one of the best things I have ever tasted in the Masterchef kitchen”.
We tracked down Amal on Instagram so you don’t have to miss out on her delicious recipes.
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Who is Masterchef 2019’s Amal?
Amal is an amateur chef who specialises in East African dishes.
From the looks of her online profiles, Amal is from Somalia but spent some of her childhood growing up in Yemen.
You can follow her on Instagram under @amalspantry where she shares lots of recipes and family anecdotes alongside photos of her flavourful food.
Speaking about her love of all things food-related Amal said:
Cooking became my passion and making tasty food inspired by my heritage and sharing this with my family and friends is central to my life. I love seeing the happiness on peoples’ faces when they try my food and I get the same satisfaction when I see people enjoying my sauces.
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Thank you for the encouragement and support, I am humbled🙏. Thank you all for watching me last night and sending me such lovely messages. Next up, quarterfinal! 🤗🙌🏼Watch me tomorrow night in the Quarter final at 9.30pm, BBC1 – when I prepare my take on afternoon tea for Amol Rajan. Wish me luck!🤞🏼 . . . . . . . . . . #masterchef #MasterChefUK #bbc1 #chef #foodies #amalspantry #instafood #spicey #greatfood #delicious #tasty #manchester #foodlovers #somali #cooking #londonfoodie #foodgawker #eatstergram #foodgasm #thefeedfeed #spoonfeed #foodiehub #feedyoursoul #forkyeah #goodeats #starvingfoodseeker #eatsandstructure #feastagram
Amal’s saucy side business
Amal clearly uses a lot of influence from East Africa in her cooking and every recipe she posts looks delicious!
Part of this is due to the addition of her own handmade sauces, which she sells locally and promotes via her Instagram.
If you like spice you are in luck with most of Amal’s sauces containing both red and green chilli in the recipe!
But if you are looking for something more a little tamer she also makes a date and tamarind chutney.
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