Chopped

Season 13 Episode 14

Trout Bout

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Unknown on Food Network

Episode Recap

Jimmy Tessier is the chef de cuisine at Bacio in the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Courtney Renn is a personal chef with Chef Courtney in Atlanta, Georgia.
Akiko Thurnauer is the chef and restaurateur of Family Recipe in New York, New York.
Nathaniel Zimet is the chef and restaurateur of Boucherie in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Brook Trout
Rhubarb
Dried Strawberries
Lemon Verbena
Appetizers:
Chef Jimmy - Trout Lettuce Wrap with Strawberry Relish
Chef Courtney - Trout & Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Chef Akiko - Trout Tempura with Rhubarb Purée
Chef Nathaniel - Pan-Seared Trout with Lemon Verbena Fumet
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Chef Courtney Renn was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges cited that she served incomplete plates.
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Entrée Baskets:
Scottish Red-Legged Partridge
Peanut Butter Taffy
Lacinato Kale
Red Curry Paste
Entrées:
Chef Akiko - Partridge Two Ways with Coconut Curry Sauce
Chef Nathaniel - Partridge Leg and Meatball with Sweet Potato Kale Hash
Chef Jimmy - Partridge with Charred Kale and Red Curry Peanut Drizzle
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Chef Jimmy Tessier was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that the partridge was severely overcooked.
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Dessert Baskets:
Dulce de Leche
Pineapple
Sesame Seed Buns
Apricot Paste
Desserts:
Chef Nathaniel - Sesame Seed Dumpling with Pineapple Salad
Chef Akiko - Cocoa Sesame Bread Cake with Smokey Pineapple
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Chef Akiko Thurnauer was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges described issues with her consistency.
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Chef Nathaniel Zimet won the $10,000 prize.

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