Season 5 Episode 5

$50,000 Tournament: Part 2

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 07, 2010 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Michael Jenkins is a line cook at Butter in New York, New York; he won previously on Fired Up!
Pnina Peled is the executive chef at The New York Helmsley Hotel in New York, New York; she won previously on In a Pinch.
Jon Bignelli is the chef de cuisine at WD 50 in New York, New York; he won previously on Season's Choppings.
Marc Anthony Bynum is the executive chef at Venúe 56 in Hauppauge, New York; he won previously on Quahog Quandaries and Pickle Puzzles
Appetizer Baskets:
Dandelion Greens
Greek Yogurt
Chef Michael - Breaded Catfish with Liverwurst Mousse
Chef Pnina - Liverwurst-Stuffed Catfish with Spiced Yogurt
Chef Jon - Pan-Fried Catfish with Chipotle Yogurt
Chef Marc Anthony - Blackened Catfish with Seared Liverwurst
Chef Michael Jenkins was chopped after the Appetizer round. 
The judges noted the undercooked fish and that the liverwurst sauce he made did not really work with his dish.
Entrée Baskets:
Ginger Beer
Pickled Daikon
Alligator Tenderloin
Chef Pnina - Alligator Okra Ginger Beer Stew
Chef Jon - Alligator Stir-Fry with Deep-Fried Okra
Chef Marc Anthony - Pan-Roasted Alligator with Okra Stuffing
Chef Jon Bignelli was chopped after the Entrée round. 
The judges cited his ginger gel as the basis of their decision.
Dessert Baskets:
Key Lime Juice
Halloumi Cheese
Hot Dog Buns
Chef Marc Anthony - Apple Pie with Halloumi Cheese Sauce
Chef Pnina - French Toast with Seared Halloumi
Chef Pnina Peled was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges expressed how hard their decision was after the last round.
Chef Marc Anthony Bynum won this round and advanced to the Champions Tournament finale.