Chopped

Season 11 Episode 2

Chewing the Caul Fat

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 14, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Danni Bleil is a food stylist in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.
René Stein is the sous chef at Seasonal in New York, New York.
Nancy Caballes is a private chef in Montclair, New Jersey.
Lester Walker is the executive chef at Copia in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Sea Scallops
Guaje Beans
Aged Cheddar
Pickle Juice
Appetizers:
Chef Danni - Grilled Sea Scallops with Cheddar Frico 
Chef René - Pan-Seared Scallop and Guaje Bean Salad 
Chef Nancy - Aged Cheddar Frico with Seared Scallops
Chef Lester - Cheese-Topped Scallops with Guaje Sauce
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Chef Nancy Caballes was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought that the frico she made was burnt and that she did not use enough components.
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Entrée Baskets:
Black Bass
Raspberry Lavender Risotto
Savoy Cabbage
Caul Fat
Entrées:
Chef René - Roulade with Savoy Cabbage and Pan-Seared Bass
Chef Lester - Caul Fat Wrapped Bass with Risotto
Chef Danni - Pan-Seared Bass with Raspberry Risotto
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Chef René Stein was chopped after the Entrée round. 
The judges cited raw fish and inedible fat on his dish.
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Dessert Baskets:
Cosmopolitan Mix
Dried Apples
Biscotti
Edible Flowers
Desserts:
Chef Lester - Dried Apple Parfait with Biscotti Baton
Chef Danni - Caramel Apple Gelato with Chocolate "Biscookie"
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Chef Danni Bleil was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted overwhelming frico in her Appetizer; bony bass in her Entrée; and unrefined cookies in her Dessert.
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Chef Lester Walker won the $10,000 prize.

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