2012 was the year of things from the sea. Not everyone was blessed with being required to use something from the sea . . . come to think of it, the only two teams that didn’t get a seafood were the teams that went to the finals. Suspicious indeed.
No major changes this year; a little tweaking maybe, but not a lot of changes. Voting moved online (2013 moves kind of to this website!). Since the world ended shortly after this year’s Chef-Off, everyone got an apocalypse ingredient to cook with. The third ingredient listed for everyone is their assigned apocalypse ingredient.
JaeAnn & Donna on appetizer: Shredded coconut, watermelon & canned smoked oysters. Bonus: Creamed corn
JaeAnn & Donna made a trio of dips (Watermelon salsa, smoked oyster dip & pesto mayo dip): Recipe
Tim & Temple on appetizer: Granny Smith apples, pickled herring & preserved lemons. Bonus: Creamed corn
Tim & Temple made a ceviche: Recipe
Victoria & Brian (with a Scott assistant) on entrée: Baby octopus, shrimp & Chunky Jif Peanut Butter. Bonus: Creamed corn
Victoria & Brian made Asian stir-fry: Recipe
Suzanne & Jill on entrée: Quince, black licorice & pesto in a jar. Bonus: Creamed corn
Suzanne & Jill made a dessert qualifying annulotti with foccacia bread: Recipe
Jason & David on entrée: Grapes, hand of Buddha & Chef Boyardee Mini Beef Raviolis with Meatballs. Bonus: Creamed corn (see a trend here?)
Jason & David made the other dessert qualifying entrée – it was tasty: Recipe
Jason & David made fruit rollup wrapped whipped cream and fruit.
Suzanne & Jill made a sweet pie crisp and WON.