Chopped

Season 20 Episode 4

Salt Pearls of Wisdom

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 17, 2014 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Ian Falconer is the head chef of Cooper's Mill in Tarrytown, New York.
Clara Park is a freelance chef in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Steve Lohse is a chef at Lavender Lake in Brooklyn, New York.
Jonathan Mailo is the chef de cuisine at BLT Prime in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Head-On Shrimp
Pickled Raisins
Roasted Chickpeas
Romanesco Cauliflower
Appetizers:
Chef Ian - Poached Shrimp with Romanesco Salad
Chef Clara - Sautéed Shrimp with Romanesco Purée
Chef Steve - Head-On Shrimp with Chickpea Purée
Chef Jonathan - Sautéed Shrimp with Romanesco Ragoût 
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Chef Ian Falconer was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought his shrimp was overcooked and that the dish did not work together.
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Entrée Baskets:
Baklava
Bluefish
Recaito
Salt Pearls
Entrées: 
Chef Clara - Soy-Glazed Bluefish with Pomme Purée
Chef Steve - Blueish and Chips with Remoulade Sauce
Chef Jonathan - Seared Bluefish with Romesco Sauce
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Chef Jonathan Mailo was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges found that his dish was brought down by the romesco sauce he made.
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Dessert Baskets:
Vodka-Infused Chocolate Milk
Persimmons
Crumpets
Cashews
Desserts:
Chef Steve - Crumpet Cookie and Persimmon Compote Sandwich
Chef Clara - Persimmon Napoleon with Mascarpone
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Chef Steve Lohse was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted the sweetness created by one of the components in his Entrée and that his ice cream did not freeze properly in his Dessert dude to the amount of alcohol within it.
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Chef Clara Park won the $10,000 prize.

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