Chopped

Season 5 Episode 5

$50,000 Tournament: Part 2

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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
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Appetizer Baskets:
Dandelion Greens
Greek Yogurt
Liverwurst
Catfish 
Appetizers:
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
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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.
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Entrée Baskets:
Ginger Beer
Pickled Daikon
Okra
Alligator Tenderloin
Entrées:
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
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Chef Jon Bignelli was chopped after the Entrée round. 
The judges cited his ginger gel as the basis of their decision.
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Dessert Baskets:
Key Lime Juice
Pepitas
Halloumi Cheese
Hot Dog Buns
Desserts:
Chef Marc Anthony - Apple Pie with Halloumi Cheese Sauce
Chef Pnina - French Toast with Seared Halloumi
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Chef Pnina Peled was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges expressed how hard their decision was after the last round.
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Chef Marc Anthony Bynum won this round and advanced to the Champions Tournament finale.

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