Chopped

Season 3 Episode 2

Oh My Goshy, Umeboshi

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 20, 2009 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Jeremy Duclut is the executive chef at Georges' Bar and Restaurant in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Peter Karapanagiotisis is the executive chef at Privé Mediterranean Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Barbara Esmonde is the executive chef with Mediterranean Catering in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Baruch is the executive chef at London Lennie's Seafood Restaurant in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Peas
Peaches
Eel
Appetizers:
Chef Jeremy - Pan-Roasted Eel with Bacon Braised Peas
Chef Peter - Peaches & Cream Soup with Eel Essence
Chef Barbara - Grilled Eel Filet with Peach & Mint Compote
Chef Jeffrey - Soy Marinated Eel with Peas & Pepper Salad
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Chef Jeffrey Baruch was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought the peas and the peaches were poorly utilized in his dish.
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Entrée Baskets:
Shrimp
Oatmeal
Butternut Squash
Umeboshi
Entrées:
Chef Peter - Oatmeal-Crusted Shrimp with Squash Oatmeal 
Chef Barbara - Toasted Oatmeal Shrimp with Arugula Salad and Roasted Squash
Chef Jeremy - Miso and Umeboshi Marinated Shrimp
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Chef Barbara Esmonde was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that their decision was based on a lack of hygiene regarding blood on her part.
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Dessert Baskets:
Parsnips
Limoncello
Soda Crackers
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Desserts:
Chef Jeremy - Stuffed Crêpe with Ricotta and Cheddar
Chef Peter - Cheddar Meringue with Parsnip Purée
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Chef Peter Karapanagiotis was chopped after the Dessert round. 
The judges noted a lack of mystery ingredients in his Appetizer.
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Chef Jeremy Duclut won the $10,000 prize.

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