Monday, August 01, 2011

"Hell's Kitchen" 8/1

Challenge #5: The two squads have to cook six proteins using only fire & water in a 45-minute window.

Guest Judges: Ben Roche & Homaro Cantu (Moto)

(Note: The Red Team will cook two of one protein before deciding which dish in that department they should present.)

Carrie's prawns w/ spinach & bell pepper w/ white buerre blanc sauce is the one dish REJECTED.

Filet Mignon Round:
Jonathon: Potatoes & vegetables
Jennifer: Basil Ponzu Sauce
WINNER: RT

Prawns Round:
Monterray: Prawns Eggs Benedict
Elizabeth: Spaghetti w/ prawns & tossed in olive oil
DUDS (the RT would've scored again had Carrie presented her dish instead)

Salmon Round:
Jamie: Poached salmon w/ citrus jasmine rice
Will: Egg over a double boiler
WINNER: BT

Guinea Hens Round:
Gina: Lightly-poached guinea hen breast w/ mushrooms
Tommy: Poached chicken leg & breast
WINNER: RT (2)

Lobster Round:
Elise: Poached lobster w/ buerre monte sauce
Paul: Citrus poached butter lobster
WINNER: BT (2)

FINAL VEAL ROUND:
Natalie: Veal Terrine wrapped in greens
Krupa: Poached veal in a broth
DUDS (Krupa cooked w/ a Filet Mignon instead)

The BT...WINS by default a spa getaway at the Montage Beverly Hills, but the RT gets burned by having to scrub the hot tub & the fountain in front of the entrance, as well as prepping both kitchens.

Halibut Sashimi is being served tableside tonight by Jennifer & Natalie.

NOTABLE DINNER SERVICE #5 TROUBS:

1. Soupy risotto by Krupa
2. Jonathan's menu memorization problems
3. Undercooked pasta by Krupa
4. Raw Beef Wellington by Monterray
5. A serving of soupy spaghetti by Krupa- BENCHED (alongside Gina)

DOUBLE DISASTER #2

ELIMINATED: Gina (Dishonorable mentions: Elise, Krupa, Monterray & Tommy)

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