Chopped

Season 12 Episode 7

Orzo it Seemed

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 17, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Joe Rego is the executive chef at Club Opera in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alex Friedman is the chef and restaurateur of P'cheen International Bistro and Pub in Atlanta, Georgia.
Brigeth Brookins is the sous chef with the banquets department of the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Willie Box is the executive chef at 793 Juniper in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Pink Grapefruit
Seafood Sausage
Wasabi Peas
Cream of Coconut
Appetizers:
Chef Joe - Seafood Sausage Arugula Salad with Wasabi Purée 
Chef Alex - Warm Seafood Sausage Salad with Bell Pepper
Chef Brigeth - Seared Seafood Sausage with Coconut Jus
Chef Willie - Seared Seafood Sausage with Coconut Grits 
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Chef Alex Friedman was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted that the sausage was undercooked.
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Entrée Baskets:
Clove Liqueur 
Bistec Norteno
Butternut Squash
Orzo
Entrées:
Chef Brigeth - Sous-Vide Bistec Butternut Apple Hash
Chef Willie - Five Spice Rubbed Bistec with Fried Orzo
Chef Joe - Chile Guajillo and Clove Marinated Bistec
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Chef Brigeth Brooks was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges noted that the orzo was missing.
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Dessert Baskets:
Red Jalapeños
Shortbread Cookies
Sharon Fruit
Cream Cheese Frosting 
Desserts:
Chef Willie - Shortbread Napoleon
Chef Joe - Jalapeño Roulade with Sharon Fruit Filling
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Chef Willie Box was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges explained that the Appetizer was overcooked and dry; and his Entrée was practically raw.
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Chef Joe Rego won the $10,000 prize.

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