In Episode 9's Elimination Challenge from my favorite reality show Top Chef Seattle, each chef was tasked with cooking a dish inspired by a memorable moment from a previous season of Top Chef, but in a healthier manner. The winning dish will inspire a new Healthy Choice Top Chef Cafe Steamer and the chef that makes the best dish wins $15,000 (man, I need to learn to cook better!). Furthermore, the chefs all get a Kindle Fire to find out what season and moment they have, but Padma keeps one Kindle Fire with the memorable moment for Top Chef Season 10, which the chefs will find out about later.
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And what healthy dishes did the chefs make? Josie had Season 1 and made Herb-Roasted Chicken with Parsnip Puree and Steamed Root Vegetables. Stefan had Season 2 and made Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Bacon and Grilled Mimolette Cheese Sandwich. John had Season 3 and made Umami Risotto with Chicken, Salmon Roe, Burdock Root and Carrot Emulsion. Sheldon had Season 4 and made Beef Carpaccio with Poi Aioli, Mizuna and Mushroom Salad and Silken Tofu Foam. Lizzie had Season 5 and made Seared Scallops with Roasted Fennel, Garlic Puree, Orange and Olive Salad. Josh had Season 6 and made Soy-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Cashew Puree and Heirloom Peaches. Brooke had Season 7 and made Smoked Salmon, Forbidden Black Rice with English Pea and Parsnip Puree. Kristen had Season 8 and made Poached Chicken Breast, Carrot Puree with Garlic and Tofu Emulsion (more on that further down this post). Micah had Season 9 and made Five-Spiced Duck Breast with Miso Polenta and Pickled Cherries.
And the winners and the losers? Josh, Brooke and Kristen served the best dishes, but in the end Kristen wins the challenge and the $15,000! As for the bottom two, John and Lizzie, they had to do a cook off inspired by Season 10's CJ’s burger he made with the Spicy Dill Pickle. In the end, the judges thought Lizzie made a better patty and she is staying, so John is going home.
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