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  • Season 4 Episode 9: Finale

  • Main Challenge Dishes:
    • Lisa – Beautiful Basics – Black Cod with Dill Sabayon and Crispy Leeks

    • Adam – Hungry in Philadelphia – "Faux-becue" Dancing Beer-Can Chicken with Garlicky Green Beans

    • Aaron – Big Daddy's Kitchen – Jerk Rib Eye with Honey-Glazed Plantains and Sautéed Collard Greens

  • Goof: Neither Lisa nor Susie seemed to know which sauce was being made, pronouncing a hybrid of zabaglione (zah-bahl-YOH-nay) and sabayon (sah-bah-YAWN ) – although, technically, they are the same sauce.

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Ultimate Vegas Buffet

  • Mini-Challenge Venues:

    • Lisa – Aureole, owned by Charlie Palmer, at Mandalay Bay
    Task: Perform lines while being a "Wine Angel"
    • Aaron – Planet Hollywood Casino at Planet Hollywood Resort
    Task: Walk and talk first shot on casino floor, deliver multiple lines with dice roll at roulette table
    • Adam – Donn Arden's Jubilee at Bally's Task: Perform lines with choreographed moves and showgirls

  • Main Challenge Dishes:

    Adam
    • Smoked Pork Chops
    • Smoked Chicken Wings
    • Smoked Mushroom Pizza
    • Sweet Potato Fries
    • Crab Salad
    • Banana Cream Pie

    Aaron
    • Sirloin Bruschetta
    • Orzo Salad
    • Chicken Bow-Tie Pasta
    • Chicken Tortellini Salad
    • Crab Cakes
    • Chocolate Fondue

    Lisa
    • Monkfish Piccata
    • Pork Roast
    • Twice-Baked Potatoes
    • Asparagus Vinaigrette
    • Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
    • Poached Pears

  • Season 4 Episode 7: Vegas Throwdown

  • Main Challenge Dishes:

    Lisa (Cassoulet) vs. Adam (Macaroni & Cheese)

    Lisa
    • Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Chicken Sausage, Topped with Spinach Pesto
    • Macaroni & Cheese Topped with Roasted Tomato and Grilled Poblanos

    Adam
    • Lobster Mac
    • Cassoulet with Chicken, Pork, and Lamb Sausage

    Kelsey (Chicken Parmesan) vs. Aaron (Stuffed Pork Loin)

    Kelsey
    • Chicken Parmesan – Skewered Medallions
    • Layered Pork Tenderloin

    Aaron
    • Stuffed Pork Loin with Honey Dijon and Chipotle Glaze
    • Chicken Parmesan with Garlic Cream Sauce and Spicy Sweet Marinara

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Into the Studio

  • Main Challenge Dishes:
    Aaron (Mikayla)
    • Broccoli & Burger Pizza

    Kelsey (Dimitra)
    • Breakfast Meatball Sandwich with Eggs & Cheese
    • Banana Boat

    Shane (Francesca)
    • Puffed Rice Chicken Cordon Bleu
    • Vegetable Ratatouille

    Lisa (Hailey)
    • Flatiron Steak with Horseradish Cream
    • Herbed Couscous
    • Sautéed Broccoli

    Adam (Shynaisha)
    • BBQ Chicken-Packed Pita
    • Fruit Kebabs

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Enticing and Easy with Bo...

  • Mini-Challenge Dishes (Baskets):

    • Shane (Avocado, Habanero, Flank Steak, Anchovy, Cumin & Garlic) – Flank Steak with Habanero Butter and Avocado Purée [Described by Kelsey]
    • Kelsey (Cod, Saffron, Blood Orange, Fennel, Polenta, & Onions) – Cod with Saffron Polenta, Fennel and Blood Orange Beurre Blanc [Described by Shane]
    • Aaron (Strawberries, White Rum, Pound Cake, Dark Chocolate, Coconut Chips & Cinnamon) – Chocolate and Strawberry Cake with Toasted Coconut & Rum Glaze [Described by Adam]
    • Adam (Napa Cabbage, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cilantro, Heirloom Tomatoes & Gala Apples) – Shiitake Mushroom & Turkey Salad over Napa Cabbage [Described by Aaron]
    • Jennifer (Basil, Swiss Chard, Prosciutto, Pork Tenderloin, Mango & Almonds) – Seared Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard, Mango & Almonds [Described by Lisa]
    • Lisa (Udon Noodles, Beets, Ginger, Lemon Chicken & Scallions) – Ginger Udon Noodles, Lemon Chicken with Scallion Beet Butter [Described by Jennifer]

  • Main Challenge Dishes:

    • Aaron and Adam – Coq au Vin served with Spaghetti with Herbed Butter and Polenta
    • Lisa and Jennifer – Turducken served with Roasted Haricots Verts (Jennifer Unable to Serve Her Side)
    • Shane and Kelsey – Beef Wellington Served with Creamed Pearl Onions and Roasted Vegetables

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Being an Expert

  • Mini-Challenge Tasks:
    • Adam – Break Down an Artichoke
    • Aaron – Cut a Pineapple
    • Kelsey – French a Rack of Lamb
    • Shane – Open a Coconut
    • Nipa – Clean Fresh Squid
    • Lisa – Truss a Chicken
    • Jennifer – Shuck an Oyster

  • Main Challenge Dishes:

    Red Lobster Dish
    • Kelsey – Tilapia Cake with Chipotle Mayonnaise
    • Adam – Olive Oil-Poached Halibut in a Chive Crêpe
    • Jennifer – Beer-Battered Mahi-Mahi with Mango Salsa
    • Nipa – Tandoori Trout with Saffron Sauce
    • Lisa – Arctic Char Tartare with Crispy Wontons
    • Shane – Sole with Orange Liqueur-Cream Sauce
    • Aaron – Cod Cake with Homemade Tartar Sauce

    Iron Chef Dish
    • Kelsey – Macadamia-Crusted Tilapia with White Chocolate Beurre Blanc
    • Adam – Halibut Sandwich with Poblano Pepper Tartare, Chipotle, and Garlic Caramel Sauce
    • Jennifer – Fruity Cereal and Coconut-Breaded Mahi-Mahi
    • Nipa – Grape Jelly, Cilantro and Mint-Marinated Trout Topped with Yogurt Raita
    • Lisa – Coffee-Hoisin Glazed Arctic Char with Ginger Rice
    • Shane – Panko-Crusted Sole on Top of Parsnip-Roasted Garlic Purée with Marshmallow Cream
    • Aaron – Cola-Marinated Cod with Cucumber-Tomato Coulis and Sticky Rice

  • Season 4 Episode 3: You… In a Jar

  • Mini Challenge Dishes:
    • Adam – Bacon Cheese Fries
    • Kelsey – Pancetta Potato Gratin
    • Jeffrey – Sophisticated Home Fries
    • Nipa – Rasavaalu Batata Nu Shaak
    • Aaron – Bacon-Wrapped Potato
    • Shane – Mushroom, Leek & Potato Soup
    • Jennifer – Mashed Potato Grilled Pizza
    • Lisa – Poached Potato with Smoked Trout

  • Main Challenge Dishes:
    • Adam – Adam G's Smoke It Please BBQ Rub Served on Smoked Chicken
    • Aaron – McCargo's Autumn Apple Cider Vinaigrette Served on Mesclun Salad
    • Nipa – Nep's Sweet & Spicy Peanut Seasoning Served on Peanuts
    • Kelsey – All-in-1: Sweet, Spice & Everything Nice Served on Sloppy Joes
    • Shane – Cherri-gac Steak & Meat Sauce Served on Flank Steak
    • Lisa – Basil Balsamic Orange Marmalade Served on Phyllo with Brie
    • Jeffrey – The Soul of Jeffrey Seasoned Salt Served on Catfish
    • Jennifer – Jenny Lynn's 3-Cheese Cream Sauce Served on Pinwheel Pasta

  • Season 4 Episode 2: FN Star On the Go

  • Train Challenge Dishes:

    Gray Team: Aaaron, Adam & Jennifer (Brioche, Ricotta, Strip Steak)
    • Savory French Toast (Jennifer)
    • Sunny-side-up Eggs Topped with Savory Ricotta and Crème Fraîche Mixture (Adam)
    • Bold New York Strip Steak with Orange Glaze (Aaron)

    Blue Team: Lisa, Nipa & Shane (Day-old Baguette, Danish Bleu Cheese, Lamb)
    • Romaine & Herb Salad with a Fig Vinaigrette and Bleu Cheese Crumbles (Shane)
    • Six-spice Lamb Kebab (Nipa)
    • Crostini-style French Toast with Honey Crème Fraîche (Lisa)

    Green Team: Jeffrey, Kelsey & Kevin (Raisin Semolina Bread, Mozzarella, Duck)
    • Mozarella Crostini with a Fig & Honey Reduction Sauce (Kevin)
    • Duck Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette & Apricots and Raspberries (Kelsey)
    • Bourbon Bread Pudding with Raspberry Coulis (Jeffrey)

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Star Quality

  • Main Challenge Dishes:

    • Shane & Nipa – Purple Team

    Pork Tenderloin (Shane)
    Suki Bhaji – Curried Potatoes (Nipa)
    Curried Squash Soup (Team)

    • Lisa & Kevin – Gray Team

    Poached Salmon (Lisa)
    French Kiss Onion Soup (Kevin)
    Arugula Salad (Team)

    • Adam & Jennifer – Blue Team

    Potato Gratin (Adam)
    Glazed Carrots (Jennifer)
    Meatloaf (Team)

    • Kelsey & Aaron – Green Team

    Orzo Salad (Kelsey)
    Cajun Salmon Sandwich (Aaron)
    Tomato Soup (Team)

    • Cory & Jeffrey – Burgundy Team

    Honey-glazed Salmon (Cory)
    Deviled Eggs Provençal (Jeffrey)
    Parsnip Potato Pancake (Team)

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