MASTERCHEF champ Gary Maclean tantalised the tastebuds of food fans when he gave a cookery demonstration in Soar at intu Braehead.

Master chef champ Gary Maclean with presenter Cassi as he gave shoppers cooking demonstration in soar intu breahead

Crowned King of the Kitchen after winning the MasterChef: The Professionals title, last year, Gary shared some of the skills that brought him gastronomic glory during the leisure destination’s Totally Tasty event, over the weekend.

He teamed up with Clyde 1 presenter Cassi (correct) for the event, which attracted a big crowd with a few lucky ones getting to taste some of Gary’s culinary creations.
He cooked up a storm with an amazing menu of pan-seared loin of roe deer with raw spiced and caramelised cauliflower, oats, nuts, brambles, game chips and roe deer sauce.

Gary then went on to cook fresh homemade pasta with langoustine and scallops, spinach and pesto, followed by hot chocolate fondant with red berry compote and chocolate sugar.
And he finished up the top chef session with smoked haddock, pea and parsley risotto with the perfect poached egg.

Gary said: “It was great fun cooking for everyone who came along today and I hope I gave them all some food for thought when they get back to their own kitchens.”

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, Christine Macdonald said: “It looks like there are to be a lot of fantastic dinners being put on tables this weekend.
“Gary did a superb job of showing everyone that they don’t have to be a master chef to cook fabulous food.”