Chopped

Season 16 Episode 7

Mochi Obliged

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 09, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Cathy McKnight is the executive chef at What a Dish Café in Dana Point, California.
Jason Quinn is the chef and owner of Playground in Santa Ana, California.
Regina Chen is the sous chef at Maison Akira in Pasadena, California.
Cole Dickinson is the chef de cuisine at Ink in Los Angeles, California.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Escargot
Cilantro Chutney
Biscuit Dough
Merguez
Appetizers:
Chef Cathy - Spicy Merguez Sausage Empanada
Chef Jason - Pan-Roasted Merguez with Escargot and Cilantro Yogurt
Chef Regina - Sautéed Merguez with Cilantro Chutney Biscuit
Chef Cole - Sautéed Lamb with Biscuit Croutons and Paprika Yogurt
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Chef Regina Chen was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges explained that while her idea was good, the execution did not work.
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Entrée Baskets:
Dorado
Cherry Wheat Beer
Country Pâté
Ivy Gourd
Entrées:
Chef Jason - Pan-Roasted Dorado with Hash of Potatoes & Country Pâté
Chef Cole - Bread-Crusted Dorado with Pâté & Pickled Ivy Gourds
Chef Cathy - Mediterranean Dorado with Fresh Vegetables
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Chef Cathy McKnight was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that there was too much pâté on her dish.
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Dessert Baskets:
Dehydrated Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Hemp Milk
Ataulfo Mango
Mochi
Desserts:
Chef Cole - Hemp Milk and Mango Sorbet with Strawberry Curd
Chef Jason - Mango and Hemp Milk Soup with Strawberry Fritter
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Chef Jason Quinn was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges cited under-developed ingredients in the Appetizer and very subtle reasons overall for their decision.
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Chef Cole Dickinson won the $10,000 prize.

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