Chopped

Season 16 Episode 9

Break a Crab Leg!

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 30, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Josie Gordon is a personal chef in New York, New York.
Chris Houlihan is the chef de cuisine at AFrame in Los Angeles, California.
Betsy Rodriguez is the sous chef at The Goodwin in New York, New York.
Lucas Marino is the sous chef at The Darby in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Babaco
Gìo Lua
Chive Blossoms
Quark
Appetizers:
Chef Josie - Gìo Lua Steakette with Chive & Quark Pancake
Chef Chris - Pan-Seared Gìo Lua with Babaco Purée
Chef Betsy - Crostini of Gìo Lua with Babaco Chutney
Chef Lucas - Gìo Lua Taco with Babaco Gastrique
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Chef Chris Houlihan was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges found that with the exception of the babaco, the other mystery ingredients felt flat in his dish.
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Entrée Baskets:
Crab Legs
Sweet Vermouth
Asparagus
Mexican Wedding Cookies 
Entrées:
Chef Betsy - Crab Leg Hash with Sweet Vermouth
Chef Lucas - Crab & Asparagus Pasta with Cookie Crumble
Chef Josie - Crab and Sweet Potato Chowder
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Chef Lucas Marino was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges admired that he made fresh pasta, but that the execution did not work; they also noted that the crab pieces he used contained bits of shell.
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Dessert Baskets:
Red Bean Paste
Jicama
Cilantro
Bacon Jam 
Desserts:
Chef Josie - "Molten" Red Bean Cake with Bacon Mousse and Cilantro Lime Spritzer
Chef Betsy - Pancake with Bacon Jam Frozen Yogurt 
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Chef Betsy Rodriguez was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained that she did not use enough crab in her Entrée and that her bacon ice cream in her Dessert was overpowering.
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Chef Josie Gordon won the $10,000 prize.

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