Chopped

Season 12 Episode 17

Drawing a Flank

2
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 21, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Jude Huval is the executive chef at Pat's Fisherman's Wharf in Henderson, Louisiana.
Rick Giffen is the executive chef at Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frances Tariga is a private chef for the United Nations in New York, New York.
Quentin Donnaud is the executive chef at Coast Seafood & Raw Bar in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Black Licorice
Arctic Char
Mangos
Caperberries
Appetizers:
Chef Jude - Pan-Seared Arctic Char with Mango Chutney
Chef Rick - Grilled Arctic Char with Mango Salsa
Chef Frances - Arctic Char Summer Roll with Side Salad 
Chef Quentin - Arctic Char Tartare with Mango Basil Purée
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Chef Jude Huval was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted the missing caperberries from his plates.
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Entrée Baskets:
Flank Steak
Sour Cherries
Espresso Powder
Crosnes
Entrées:
Chef Rick - Espresso Rubbed Flank Steak with Crosne Mirepoix 
Chef Frances - Flank Steak with Asian Fried Rice
Chef Quentin - Roasted Flank Steak with Crosne Purée
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Chef Frances Tariga was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges cited that she overcooked her steak and undercooked her rice.
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Dessert Baskets:
Polenta
Pedro Ximénez Sherry
Beets
Whipped Topping
Desserts:
Chef Quentin - Polenta Bread Pudding with Candied Beet Purée 
Chef Rick - Polenta Crêpe with Orange Beet Coulis
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Chef Rick Giffen was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted undercooked fish in his Appetizer and Dessert that did not quite read as such.
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Chef Quentin Donnaud won the $10,000 prize.

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