MasterChef viewers were unsure about getting their teeth into one contestant’s dish when she served up ballotine of crocodile.
Amateur chef Lyndsay was taking part in a challenge that called for a snappy dish to be prepared in a short time frame for a panel of previous contestants to judge in Thursday’s episode of the BBC One show.
She chose to cook a ballotine of crocodile, but her unusual dish surprised viewers despite winning positive reviews from the critics.
omg there's a DJ on Masterchef making a crocodile ballotine
— Alex Macpherson (@alex_macpherson) April 13, 2017
Someone just cooked crocodile on #masterchef. Bravo for creativity!
— Robin Moss (@robinmoss86) April 13, 2017
Those watching the episode joked about the choice of meat.
Picking up tips for my next crocodile dish 😂😂 #MasterChef
— Elaine Copperwaite (@Ef4vescent) April 13, 2017
Crocodile mince easy to get than crocodile. Hmm I'll look in Tesco tomorrow #masterchef
— Valerie (@lally55p) April 13, 2017
Notting Hill actress Lorelei King was straightforward in her objection to the dish.
Try giving me a ballotine of crocodile and I will nut you. #MasterChef
— Lorelei King🇪🇺 (@LoreleiKing) April 13, 2017
Others were concerned about the use of such an unusual ingredient and its environmental impact.
If they'd served elephant people would be outraged.. but crocodile is okay??.. WTF!!?? No longer a masterchef viewer!!!!!!!!!! #MasterChef
— chris carter (@chriscarter70) April 13, 2017
Last week it was Yellowfin Tuna, this week it's Crocodile. #MasterChef what are you doing?!?!?
— Lucy Mayer (@littlemissnews) April 13, 2017
However, there was an obvious joke to be made.
Lyndsay progressed to the quarter final which will air on BBC One at 8.30pm on Friday.