The chicken is too spicy for the kids. And The judges question if “Soul is an attitude?” And what does Malcolm uniquely bring? Paula says the food is good, but she wouldn’t cross the street for it.
We roll up to Gangster, who is REALLY worried about there being shells in her crab. She has run her hands through and picked everything she could feel, but she’s afraid there could be more in there. She is making her spin on a New England Lobster Roll but with Crab in a lettuce cup, and a crab slider for the kids.
Did you know that Gangster LOVES NEW ENGLAND??!?! Well, she does. And I have to say, it is an interesting POV, and here is why. There are a bunch of dishes that are “quintessential” New England. I think a show that showcases these- and shows the techniques associated with preparing them could do well. Working with fish, and shell fish- taking the fear out of shucking oysters or whatever. There is a lot that can be done with that POV. But then again- same can be said for Vampoor and Ippy and Martie for that matter, but I feel like there are other Marties already out there. There aren’t any other Vampoors. I know because he has eaten all of them.
Ok, back to Gangster. Her dish is served and the people are practically breaking their teeth on all of the shells. In fact, the people are afraid to take another bite and they actually take the food away from the kids for fear they will hurt themselves. Do you hear that? New England is calling… it is calling Gangster back. Gangster is devastated. Her tip is to add citrus juice to fruit salads to keep the fruit from turning brown. Bob thinks she was a little muted. Bobby wants her to grow, and if she doesn’t she would be tough to beat.
Ippy thanks the judges for bringing him to THE SUN!!! he has made a Miso marinated seared Sea Bass and a ground up, fried little sea bass fish balls (huh, huh, he said balls) for the kids. His tip is to put vegetables in some foil and put them on the grill or in the oven- it’s a “purse for the gods.” Oh, so it turns out it had nothing to do w/ Louis Vuitton. Oh well. The judges note that he is like a different person out of NYC! He is confident and comfortable- he came back to life and served the best food of the day. Yeah, Ippy!!!
These are Ippy’s balls
Yvan is up next and he thanks the Deens for being such a great inspiration. Well that might be pushing it. He has made Coconut Chicken Lollipops. And his Tip is to use vegetables as serving platters. Not sure I completely followed it, but it was fine. The judges love his presentation and that they think his dish is much more sophisticated then they thought, but it was still kid friendly.
Lastly, Martita. She says she needs to bring her personality. Yeah, that would be nice.
Please raise your hand if you’ve seen my personality?
She has made marinated skirt steak with a shrimp and black bean salad. But for the kids she has removed the tails off the shrimp and cut them into pieces.
I’d like some ACTUAL shrimp with my tails, please
Ok, stop there, I want to take a stand against shrimp tails!!! Unless you need the tail for some kind of a “handle,” ie Shrimp Cocktail, I’m sorry, the tails should not be on the shrimp, in my opinion. The only thing I like more than pulling shrimp tails off the shrimp when I’m eating a pasta dish is wrestling with a greased pig in a vat of deviled ham. Every chef will say, but it adds flavor!! I say, but the shells into some cheese cloth and cook them in your sauce and there’s your flavor.