Chopped

Season 12 Episode 9

Grill Masters: Part I

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 22, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe is a competitive BBQ champion from St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tommy Duncan is a caterer and competitive BBQ champion with Whiskey Ranch BBQ in Gilber,t Arizona
Jennifer Duncan is a caterer and competitive BBQ champion with Whiskey Ranch BBQ in Gilbert, Arizona.
Galen Zamarra is the chef and restaurateur of Mas Farmhouse in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Yak Steaks
Mesquite Syrup
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Tuscan Kale
Appetizers:
Chef Galen - Grilled Yak & Kale Salad with Cookie Mayonnaise
Chef Tommy - Grilled Yak with Peanut Butter Kale Pesto
Chef Jennifer - Grilled Yak Steak with Pig Candy Kale Salad
Chef Ray - Cookie Crusted Yak with Mesquite Flavored Salsa
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Chef Jennifer Duncan was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges explained that her steak was overcooked and that her use of cookies and bacon was unsuccessful.
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Entrée Baskets:
California Halibut
Sauerkraut 
Frozen French Fries
Mexican Chorizo
Entrées:
Chef Tommy - Halibut with Apple Sauerkraut & Fries
Chef Galen - Halibut Medallions with Smoked Potatoes & Hash
Chef Ray - Halibut with Chorizo Sweet Potato Hash
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Chef Tommy Duncan was chopped after the Entrée round. 
The judges found his portion too small and that his french fries were not crispy.
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Dessert Baskets:
Oil-Cured Black Olives
Peaches
Piloncillo
Chocolate Graham Cracker Pies
Desserts:
Chef Ray - Dessert Quesadilla with Peach & Olive Compote
Chef Galen - Peach Tart with Candied Olives & Orange Caramel
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Chef Galen Zamarra was chopped after the Dessert round. 
The judges commented that they wished his dishes brought big, bold flavors. 
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Chef Ray "Dr. BBQ" Lampe won this round and advanced to the Grill Masters Tournament finale.

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