Tonight’s episode of “Chopped” was titled “In-Laws, In Teams!” Four mothers-in-law amateur chefs were given the opportunity to compete as a team with their daughters-in-law for the $10,000 and title of a champion, in this team challenge. The judges for this episode are: Maneet Chauhan, Alex Guarnaschelli and Amanda Freitag with host, as always Ted Allen. The teams competing in this episode are: Joan & Linda Low, Mara & Gena Christiani, Ada & Jaime Santa and Kathie & Danielle Leonard.
The 20-minute appetizer round mystery box contained: Lasagna, Arugula, Onion Blossom Chips and a Wine Purse. Gena & Mara made Lasagna Meatballs with Caprese Salad using basil, tomatoes and mozzarella. Kathie & Danielle made Arugula Salad with Lasagna Croutons using lemon, honey and red onions. Joan & Linda made Lasagna Meatballs with White Wine Reduction using garlic, sausage and breadcrumbs. Ada & Jaime made Lasagna Fritelli with Arugula Salad using pizza dough, mozzarella and pancetta. The team that was eliminated was Ada & Jaime whose fritelli had no filling.
The 30-minute entrée round contained: Brisket, Imitation Sunny-Side Up Eggs, Mashed Potatoes and Leeks. Joan & Linda made Brisket & Leek Shepherd’s Pie using garlic powder, flour and butter. Kathie & Danielle made Asian-Inspired Shepherd’s Pie using soy sauce, sriracha and scallions. Gena & Mara made Red Curry with Spiced Mashed Potatoes using red curry paste, cumin and chickpeas. The team that was “Chopped” was Joan & Linda, who over-spiced their mashed potatoes.
The 30-minute dessert round included: Monkey Bread, Feijoa, Cream Cheese and Orange Blossom Water. Kathie & Danielle made Orange Blossom Cheesecake using vanilla bean, orange zest and cinnamon. Gena & Mara made Chocolate Cake with Mixed Berry Sorbet using strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. The winners of the $10,000, and the in-law “Chopped” champions were Gena & Mara Christiani. Congratulations!