Chopped

Season 7 Episode 1

The Icing on the Steak

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 03, 2011 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Crystal Fox is the head chef at Sisters Nightclub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Marco Suarez is the executive chef at Ledge Restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts.
Shehu Fitzgerald is the garde manger chef at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square in New York, New York.
Tryg Siverson is a chef at Friedman's Lunch in New York, New York.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Smoked Turkey Legs
Ramen Noodles
Cherry Bomb Peppers
Endive
Appetizers:
Chef Crystal - Smoked Turkey Ramen with Sautéed Peppers 
Chef Marco - Ramen Noodle Salad with Turkey Lardon
Chef Shehu - Thai Noodle Salad with Smoked Turkey
Chef Tryg - Endive Arugula Salad with Pickled Peppers
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Chef Crystal Fox was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges noted the mistake she made with the turkey skin.
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Entrée Baskets:
Celery Root
Rainbow Chard
Flat Iron Steak
Chocolate Frosting
Entrées:
Chef Marco - Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Celery Root Purée
Chef Shehu - Pan-Seared Steak with Vegetable Medley
Chef Tryg - Grilled Steak with Celery Root Salsa
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Chef Marco Suarez was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges felt disappointed; his presentation was sloppy and he failed to plate one of the mystery ingredients.
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Dessert Baskets:
Bananas
Pomegranate Juice
Phyllo Dough
White Miso
Desserts:
Chef Shehu - Banana Strudel with Chocolate Truffle
Chef Tryg - Banana Sushi with Pomegranate Sauce
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Chef Tryg Silverson was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges found some overall flaws throughout the meal.
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Chef Shehu Fitzgerald won the $10,000 prize.

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