Chopped

Season 16 Episode 2

Cleaver Fever

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 11, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Sevan Abdessian is the chef and restaurateur of Recess Eatery in Glendale, California.
Nicole Mummolo is the sous chef at La Puerta Azul in Millbrook, New York.
Raquel Jubran is the executive chef at The Attic in Long Beach, California. 
Owen Clark is the executive chef at Gwynnett Street Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Tuna Belly
Key Limes
Black Radishes
Bacon Popcorn
Appetizers:
Chef Sevan - Chef Tuna Tower over Bacon Radish Purée
Chef Nicole - Tuna Belly & Key Lime Ceviche with Radish Chips
Chef Raquel - Seared Tuna with Black Radish Salad & Citrus Vinaigrette
Chef Owen - Black Radish Broth and Marinated Tuna Belly
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Chef Raquel Jubran was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges did not appreciate the way she treated the tuna belly.
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Entrée Baskets:
Leg of Lamb
Toban Djan
Spinach
Lassi
Entrées:
Chef Nicole - Braised Lamb with Toban Djan Lentils
Chef Owen - Seared Lamb Leg with Warm Bean and Spinach Salad
Chef Sevan -  Seared Lamb Loin with Toban Djan Lassi Aioli
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Chef Sevan Abdessian was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges found the mayonnaise he used too assertive on his dish.
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Dessert Baskets:
Rosewater Syrup
Almond Butter
Rambutans
Mashed Potato Candy
Desserts:
Chef Owen - Almond Butter Cake with Whipped Ricotta
Chef Nicole - Almond Cookie Tower with Rosewater Ice Cream
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Chef Owen Clark was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges described the sulfuric aroma from his Appetizer and the lack of one of the mystery ingredients in his Dessert.
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Chef Nicole Mummolo won the $10,000 prize.

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