Chopped

Season 13 Episode 5

Charge!

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Gason Nelson is a private chef with Full of Flavor in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jennifer Iserloh is a private chef and the author of the "Secrets of a Skinny Chef" food blog in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Chris DeBarr is the chef and restaurateur of The Green Goddess and Serendipity in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Scott Pajak is the chef de cuisine at Lagasse Stadium at the Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Korean-Short Ribs
Canned Spaghetti
Purple Artichokes
Baby Pineapples
Appetizers:
Chef Gason - Artichoke Spaghetti & Ribs with Grilled Pineapple 
Chef Chris - Afro-Cuban al Pastor Short Ribs
Chef Jennifer - Ginger Short Rib Rose
Chef Scott - Ribs with Artichoke & Pineapple Salsa
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Chef Jennifer Iserloh was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted a lack of flavor in her dish.
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Entrée Baskets:
Tilefish
Hot German Mustard
Pimento Cheese
Cape Gooseberries
Entrées:
Chef Chris - Carnival Tilefish with Potato "Mask"
Chef Scott - Pan-Seared Tilefish with Potato Hash
Chef Gason - Pan-Seared Tilefish with Pimento Cheese Potatoes
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Chef Chris DeBarr was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that the potatoes he plated were undercooked and he plated inedible garnishes.
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Dessert Baskets:
Honey Flavored Cereal
Soy Sauce
Anjou Pears
Cocktail Franks
Desserts:
Chef Scott - Cocotail Frank Biscuit with Mascarpone Pear
Chef Gason - Cereal-Crusted Baguette with Cocktail Frank Spread
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Chef Gason Nelson was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges cited that the flavors did not come through in his Appetizer or Entrée.
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Chef Scott Pajak won the $10,000 prize.

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