> Josh Niland makes one Aquna Murray Cod “disappear” on MasterChef Australia 2021

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Josh Niland makes one Aquna Murray Cod “disappear” on MasterChef Australia 2021

Tonight on MasterChef Australia 2021, Australian chef Josh Niland will show  contestants how to turn a 4 kilogram Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod into three courses — entree, main, and dessert — making the most out of one fish.

“I’m going to show you how to take this one fish, and make it disappear,” he said.

In outlining the challenge to the eager contestants, which includes creating a dessert — an iconic lamington with crystallised Murray cod scales — Amir Manoly, a project construction manager from Victoria, responded with, “Oh my cod!”

In May 2021, Josh and Julie Niland announced the launch of a reimagined Australian fish and chip concept called, Charcoal Fish.

Speaking about the Rose Bay venture, Josh explained specifically why Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod will  be the backbone of the menu.

“When people talk about flavour profile, it [Murray cod] was seen as muddy, but the science and ingenuity applied by the Aquna brand means it’s not the Murray cod of the past.”