|Angelo, Mike, DC Tiff – Striped Bass with Corn Puree, Tomato, Aleppo Spice Rub, and Watermelon Gail was a fan of the flavors.
Angelo, Mike, DC Tiff – Pickled Blue Fish, Spicy Watermelon, Shallots, Red Chilies, Confit Potato and Dill. Padma thinks it was nice, especially the potatoes.
Blais, Marcel, Fabio – Sea Bass, Succotash, Corn Puree, Cherry Tomato Confit, Concord Gastrique and Jamon Air Gail found the beans overcooked, and Padma can’t understand why it had foam. Kerry wonders if Foam on the Beach is a bad cocktail.
Antonia – Open-Faced Porgie Po Boy with Old Bay Mayo and Cabbage Slaw. Kerry found a lot of courage in cooking the porgy, which is not a noble fish.
Carla – Smoked Blue Fish with Lettuce Wrap, Pickled Watermelon Rind, Shallots Radish, Bagel Croutons Gail loved the smoke, and Kerry found the dill and pumpernickel to be an ode to NY.
Dale – Fish Taco with Bass, Corn and Avocado Relish, Cilantro Crème Fraiche, Radishes and Shaved Cabbage Kerry compliments the fish being on top, although I still can’t see how that matters. It seems it highlights texture or something.
Jamie – Striped Bass, Watermelon Salad with Fresh Dill, Shaved Radish, Red Onion, and Cucumber Water Kerry ironically thinks the water was nice on its own. But why drown the fish with it?
SF Tiff – Smoked Blue Fish with Tomato, Roasted Corn and Zucchini Ribbon Salad. Padma thought it lacked acidity, and Kerry thought it lacked elegance. They all thought the fishiness was overwhelming.
Tre – Striped Sea Bass with Gazpacho Salad and Tomato Water Kerry felt that sautéing was a big chance by Tre. Seems to have worked.
The winners – The Carla and the Angelo teams. Carla wins. Delicious.
The losers – The Marcel and the Antonia teams. Antonia would have won if her team didn’t suck. They were so bad, they dragged a potential winner down with them. That should have been our final clue that Jamie/SF Tiff was done.
Next week – Restaurant Wars. Let the games begin.
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