Dinner: Impossible

Food Network (ended 2010)




  • Season 2 Episode 9: Mall Madness

  • Dishes Served:

    5-Cheese Lasagne
    Anniversary Asparagus Potato Salad
    Asian Apple Ginger Slaw
    Ice Cream Petit Fours
    Island Shrimp and Macaroni
    Mushroom Cajun Chicken
    Peaches and Greens with Buttermilk Dressing
    Red and Green Bean Salad
    Sprouts, Squash and 'Shrooms
    Super Spicy Ribs
    Tilapia over Leek Ragout
    Wild Mushrooms and Beef over Lentils
    Cheesy Penne

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Camp Cookoff: Robert vs. Guy

  • Dishes Served:

    Bbq-Glazed Chicken Nuggets
    Breath Mint Pie
    Buffalo Wing Pizza Roll-Up (team Robert version)
    Camp Cobb Salad
    Caramallow Campbanana Crunchies
    Chicken Piccata
    Endless Summer Stromboli
    Fudge, Nut and Fluff Apple Dessert Pizza
    Fun in the Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo over Penne with Cajun Steak
    Buffalo Wing Pizza (Team Guy)
    Kaleidoscope Salad
    Pasta Rosa
    Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut Sandwiches
    Penne Parmesan Alfredo
    "Say Cheese" Mashed Potatoes
    Vichy Carrots

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Celebrity Golf Tournament

  • Dishes Served:

    19th Hole Nectarines with Lemon Cream
    Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Wedges with Green Peppercorn Sauce and Mushrooms
    Front Nine Fruit Salad
    Heirloom Grape Tomato Salad
    Irons in the Fire Beef Tenderloin
    Lobster of the Links Napa Cabbage Wraps
    Masters Marinated Salmon
    Pitch and Putt Peppered Shrimp
    Salad of The Greens with Fennel, Mint and Orange
    Par 3 Potatoes with Grilled Baby Bok Choy

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Catwalk Chef

  • Dishes Served:

    Artichoke Hearts Stuffed with Crab Salad
    Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
    Beef and Bell Peppers En Brochette
    Caramel Bananas with Espresso Chocolate on Sweet Crackers
    Champagne Brie Fondue
    Champagne Peach and Mint Soup
    Champagne Poached Scallops with Red Pepper Pesto
    Chorizo Cheese Taquito with Tomatillo Mint Salsa
    Crab Fritters with Spicy Mayo
    Cucumber Canoes of Salmon Mousse
    Duck with Mango on Belgian Endive
    Fried Colby Cheese Rolled in Coconut
    Garlic-Pepper Crusted Seared Lamb Loin with Tomato Hash served on Crostini
    Kobe Bleu Cheese Mini-Burgers with Cipollini Onions in Balsamic Reduction
    Marinated Cod on Crouton
    Pommes Frites with Chipotle Aioli
    Potato and Onion Pierogi
    Shrimp and Melon Gazpacho
    Skewered Shrimp Dipped in Corn Dog Batter
    Tuna Tartare
    Tuna Tartare in a Cucumber Boat topped with Caviar

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Dinner Under Construction

  • Dishes Served:

    Jerk Chicken Sandwiches with Peach Aioli
    Kielbasa and Meatballs with Basil Tomatoes
    Lemon Pepper Pork Loin Sandwiches with Peach Aioli
    Six-Story Fruit Yogurt Parfait
    Tradesmen's Tri-Seafood Salad with Basil Parmesan Vinaigrette
    Contractor's Cole Slaw

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Lunch Lady Land

  • Dishes Served:

    Beef with Pizzaiola Sauce
    Portobello Mushroom Salad
    Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken with Orange Beurre Blanc Sauce
    Queen's Bread Pudding with Cold Fruit "Soup"
    Red Grape Haricot Salad with Mustard Dressing
    Retro Caesar Salad
    Salmon over Creamed Leeks with Apple Butter Sauce
    School's Out Scalloped Potatoes
    Tortellini Salad with Sun-dried-Tomato and Balsamic
    Vegetarian Barley Casserole with Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pesto

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Spelling Bee Impossible

  • Dishes Served:

    Championship Cup (of Fruit)
    Chicken Florentine with Spring Vegetable and Double Potato Hash and Red Wine Demi-Glace
    Kid Pleasin' Fried Chicken and Quince Jelly over Macaroni and Cheese and Mashed Potatoes
    Medley of Greens with Buttermilk Dressing
    Strawberry Shortcake
    "V" is for Vegetarian Ragout over Cheese Polenta with Red Pepper Coulis
    Winner's Circle Lasagna

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Major League Ballpark Cha...

  • Dishes Served:

    Tortilla-Rolled Bratwurst with American Cheese
    Chicken Skewers with Espagnole Sauce
    Spiced BBQ Beef Sandwiches
    Swedish Meatballs
    Beef Chimichangas with Guacamole
    Chicken Wings in Lime Sweet & Sour Vinaigrette
    Pepper-Crusted Corned Beef with Honey Mustard
    Deep-Dish Pizza (not shown)
    Spicy Beef Tamales (not shown)

    Double Chocolate Brownies with Margarita Ice Cream

    Note: Graphics misspelled espagnole sauce as espangnole during the Mission Analysis breakdown, it was correct in the final list of dishes.

  • This episode departs from the normal structure of the show where Chef Irvine has a fixed amount of time to complete his challenge. Instead, Robert must complete his challenge by the 7th Inning Stretch of a Major League Baseball game, which can occur at variable amounts of time after the first pitch depending on the events of the game.

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Boot Camp

  • Dishes Served:

    Peas in Three-Cheese Sauce
    Cauliflower Huevos Salad
    Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes
    Chilled Maize Medley
    Del Sol Tomato Salad
    Grilled Chicken Breast Cacciatore
    Manchester Tart
    Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Brown Sauce
    Rice Pilaf
    Shrimp Scampi Del Rey
    Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Marsala Sauce
    Three-Apple Crumble
    Wild Rice and Pineapple Salad

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Rush Dinner: Frat House: ...

  • Dishes Served:

    Colossal Crab Asparagus Bisque
    Cajun Snapper and Shrimp over Bacon Cheddar Cheese Grits with Red Pepper Coulis
    Chicken Stuffed with Smoked Mozzarella, Roasted Tomatoes and Broccoli Rabe over Potatoes with Marsala Sauce
    Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Cream and Strawberries
    Clams Casino
    Filet Mignon over Lobster Boursin Mashed Potatoes with a Merlot Reduction
    Portobello Tart with Spring Greens and Lime Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Prosciutto and Spinach Pinwheels
    Tarragon Potato Pie with Haricots Verts

  • This is the first episode in which a fire alarm had to be sounded.

  • Season 1 Episode 11: The Frozen Chef: Ice Hote...

  • Dishes Served:

    Leek and Potato Soup
    Baby Greens with Quail Egg (not shown)

    Caribou Stew
    Chicken Fricassee over Tomato Pilaf
    Creamy Shrimp and Scallops
    Pineapple & Artichoke "Primavera"
    Pasta with Duck Confit & Sun-Dried Tomato
    Seared Salmon with Potato and Corn Risotto
    Tourtière (Québec Meat Pie)

    Side Dish
    Winter Vegetable Medley

    Apple Banana Tart with Maple Topping
    Maple Citrus Granité

  • Season 1 Episode 10: A Hollywood Ambush: Premi...

  • Dishes Served:

    Chicken with Boursin Wrapped in Prosciutto
    Garlic and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops
    Italian Sausage and Polenta Bites
    Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus and Boursin
    Pork Tenderloin with Bell Pepper Marmalade
    Seafood Ceviche on Cucumber Round Topped with Green Caviar
    Seafood Spheres on Crostini
    Shrimp Cocktail with Guacamole
    California Tri-Tip Oscar
    Cornish Pasties
    Crab and Sushi Rice Fritters
    Smoked Salmon Pizza
    Tuna Quesadilla
    Vegetarian Tempura Fried Peppers
    Welsh Rarebit
    Seared Tuna with Hummus on Crostini
    Sea Urchin Bruschetta

  • Season 1 Episode 9: Secret Service: Inaugurat...

  • Dishes Served:

    Brie and Asparagus in Phyllo
    Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Chicken Apple Salad
    Cran-Raspberry Phyllo Pastries
    Deviled Eggs with Apple Compote
    Duck and Apple Wontons
    English Peas Cheese Tartlets
    Lobster Brie Phyllo Packets
    Mini-Venison Burgers
    Mushroom Pizza with Quail Egg
    Mussels Gazpacho
    Prosciutto Truffle Butter Breadsticks
    Smoked Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Boats
    Venison and White Bean Crostini with Black Olive Tapenade
    Venison Curry Meatballs in Sun-Dried Tomato Phyllo Cups
    Venison Oscar
    Venison Potatoes Brandade
    Venison "Sausage" Rolls
    Venison Stuffed Shrimp in Bacon Wrap

  • Season 1 Episode 8: Infiltrating the CIA

  • Dinner Dishes:

    Couscous Salad (Tunisia/Original) – Not prepared due to lack of time.

    Chicken with Noodles in Cream Sauce (France/Re-creation)
    Water Boiled Beef (China/Re-creation)
    Salt Crusted Sea Bream (Italy/Re-creation)
    Cauliflower in Spicy Meatball (Tunisia/Re-creation)
    Goat with Yogurt Sauce, Mango Chutney & Naan (India/Re-creation)
    Saigon Crèpes (Vietnam/Re-creation) – Not prepared due to lack of time.
    Lamb Curry (India/Original)
    Vegetable Pad Thai (Vietnam/Original)
    Veal Blanquette (France/Original)
    Sauerbraten wiht Julienne Vegetables (Germany/Original)
    Veal Saltimbocca (Italy/Original)
    Sweet & Sour Chicken (China/Original) – Not prepared due to lack of time.

    Black Forest Cake (Germany/Re-creation)

  • This is the first challenge that Chef Irvine exceeds the time limit (over by a half hour), and fails to complete more than one dish (three).

  • Season 1 Episode 7: Stranded: Deserted Island...

  • Dinner Dishes:

    Smiling Pat's "Fire In the Hole"

    Tropical Fruit Platter
    Mango & Roasted Coconut Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

    Caribbean Rice and Beans
    Creamy Grits with Bahamian Rock Lobster (combination of two partially failed dishes)
    Roast Wild Boar
    Goat Stew with Homemade Tomato Paste

    Side Dish
    Fried Plantains

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The British Cowboy: Cattl...

  • Although listed as side dishes throughout the episode, the Black Beans and Rice and the Santa Fe Hot and Spicy Chili were labeled appetizers in the final titles.

  • List of Dishes that Can't be Used:

    New York Strip Steak
    BBQ Ribs
    Shredded Pork
    Baked Potato
    Mashed Potato
    Baked Beans
    Black-eyed Peas
    Wild Rice
    Corn on the Cob
    Green Peas
    Acorn Squash
    Sugar Snap Peas
    Pecan Pie
    Cream Pie
    Peach Cobbler

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