To fight for their place in knock-out week, six cooks had to make one dish based on a brief by food critic William Sitwell.
And straight away, people were voicing their strong opinions on the herb he said they all had to include in their dishes.
Even the thought of Coriander makes me gag ??? #masterchef
-- Sara-Jayne (@sarajaynekX) April 8, 2016
Even judge Gregg Wallace admitted he's not a fan of coriander. Which is surely never a good start...
Then contestant Jack only went and said he'd decided to make a - wait for it - cheesecake with coriander in it.
He said the herb used to be used as an aphrodisiac, calling it a "love potion". Ooo-er.
It's fair to say some people were rather unsure about a coriander dessert...
Coriander has no place in a pudding you muppet #masterchef
-- Ian McDougall (@IanMcDougall1) April 8, 2016
"I'm making a coriander dessert" - Well done Jack, I'm making you a sign that shows you where the exits are #Masterchef
-- Zarte Siempre (@zarteftw) April 8, 2016
Even if you like coriander, it doesn't belong in pudding! ?? #Masterchef
-- LucyFortune (@LadyLucyxx) April 8, 2016
And about the fact it was going to be deconstructed...
Nothing frustrates me more than the phrase "deconstructed cheesecake" #MasterChef
-- Matthew Bonson (@TheOneDonBon) April 8, 2016
Here's how it turned out.
-- Ariadne Griffin (@Ariadne_Griffin) April 8, 2016
And guess what? Gregg LOVED IT.
-- MasterChef UK (@MasterChefUK) April 8, 2016
But it was judge John Torode saying that it got his erogenous zone that really got people, er, going.
John Torode talking about his "erogenous zone" on #MasterChef has just ensured I'll never eat anything ever again
-- nathan bevan (@nathbevan) April 8, 2016
Jack got a great response from critic William too. But as pleased as we are for him that he actually managed to pull a coriander cheesecake off, this probably sums up how we're all feeling right about now...