Chopped

Season 15 Episode 4

Without Missing a Beet

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 30, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Rouha Sadighi is the chef de cuisine at Penelope Café in New York, New York.
Ashley Hough is a personal chef in Los Angeles, California.
Taji Marie is a caterer with Simple Gourmet in Redondo Beach, California.
Angela Majko is a sushi chef at Uchiko in Austin, Texas.
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Appetizer Baskets:
Banana Chips
Frozen Grilled Chicken Breasts
Candy Cane Beets
Cherry Jelly Beans 
Appetizers:
Chef Rouha - Cherry Glazed Asian Chicken Salad
Chef Ashley - Roasted Beet and Poached Chicken Salad
Chef Taji - Banana Chicken Coconut Curry with Cherry Balsamic Glaze
Chef Angela - Chopped Chicken Salad with Beets Three Ways
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Chef Ashley Hough was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges found a lot of errors, most notably leaving a hair on one of the judges' plates.
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Entrée Baskets:
Pink Beans
Sofrito
Striped Bass
Coconut Chocolate Bars
Entrées:
Chef Taji - Seared Striped Bass over Refried Pink Beans and Sofrito
Chef Angela - Seared Bass with Mashed Potatoes and Bacon "Snow"
Chef Rouha - Seared Bass with Coconut Chocolate Mole
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Chef Angela Majko was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges thought the snow she made did not have a lot of flavor and the fish skin was not crispy.
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Dessert Baskets:
Frozen Yogurt
Amaretti Cookies
Candied Orange Peels
Red Curry Paste 
Desserts:
Chef Rouha - Red Curry Semifreddo with Amaretti Cookie Crust
Chef Taji - Chocolate Amaretti Cake with Orange Salad and Yogurt Curry Sauce
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Chef Rouha Sadighi was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges found the beans in her Entrée disjointed and that there was too much curry in her Dessert.
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Chef Taji Marie won the $10,000 prize.

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