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“Chopped Junior” 6/28/17

J: Marc, Maneet & Marcus

A: Ground camel, tomato candy, baby kale & earthworm jerky
Tavia: Spiced camel taco w/ tomato mint sour cream sauce
Buck: Camel meatballs w/ kale saute & earthworm marinara sauce
Isabella: Camel Tom Kha Gai soup w/ tomato candy chili sauce
Aidan: Camel-stuffed burger w/ spicy ketchup- C

E: Goat leg, succotash, cream puffs & sweet cherry ketchup
Buck: Cherry-glazed goat w/ Asian slaw & wasabi mashed potatoes
Isabella: Seared goat leg w/ succotash salad & cream puff sauce
Tavia: Cherry goat w/ sauteed asparagus & potato gratin- C

D: Pavlova, freeze-dried blueberries, sparkling cider & cherimoya
Isabella: Banana & cherimoya turon w/ pavlova whipped cream
Buck: Deconstructed mixed berry tart w/ cherimoya whipped cream
GRAND CHAMP- Buck

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“Chopped Junior” 6/20/17

RETURNED: Haley, Aidan Friedson (12- 12/8/15)(BNX), Emma & Jack P.
J: Marc, Maneet & Dale

A: Jonah crab claws, red finger chiles, pomelo & Parker House rolls
Jack: Deconstructed Po’boy crostini w/ pickled apple & finger chile slaw
Emma: Pomelo & crab salad on a toasted garlic Parker House roll
Aidan: Jonah crab & purple potato chips
Haley: Crab tacos & pomelo tomato salsa w/ Mexican crema sauce
C- Emma

E: Venison tenderloin, micro pea greens, Maitake mushrooms & cheesy tortilla chips
Jack: Pan-seared venison tenderloin w/ chimichurri salt-roasted potatoes
Haley: Cheesy pan-seared venison w/ fried potatoes & micro pea greens salad
Aidan: Pan-seared venison & micro pea greens salad w/ compound butter
C- Haley

D: Fruit lasagna, passion fruit, lime leaves & candied ginger
Jack: Berry & meringue tart w/ passion fruit mascarpone I.C.
Aidan: Raspberry cake w/ tropical W.C. & bacon-jalapeno candy
LAST IN FINAL- Aidan

“Chopped Junior” 6/13/17

RETURNED: Lucy, Buck, Mischa & Claire Hollingsworth (Moseley, VA)(1/5/16)
J: Marc, Maneet & Marcus

A: Sea scallops, bok choy, clementines & guanciale
Lucy: Pan-seared scallops w/ bok choy & clementine pesto
Buck: Butter-seared scallops w/ bok choy & guanciale saute
Mischa: Guanciale-seared scallop w/ bok choy salad
Claire: Sauteed scallops w/ smoky bok choy
C- Mischa

E: Braised short ribs, baby turnips, pattypan squash & chocolate sardines
Claire: Short rib burrito bowl w/ spicy chocolate sauce
Lucy: Pan-seared short ribs w/ roasted baby turnips & pattypan squash
Buck: Braised short rib taco w/ spicy mole & baby turnip slaw
C- Lucy

D: Japanese-style pancakes, rainbow carrots, caramel latte macchiato & aleppo pepper flakes
Claire: Banana & rainbow carrot oat cake w/ macchiato caramel sauce
Buck: Carrot & Ricotta fritters w/ macchiato & aleppo granita
IN- Buck (he was the first competitor on this version of the show to use the juicer)

“Chopped Junior” 6/6/17

RETURNED: Caroline, Isabella, Henry McDaniel (12-yr-old from PHI who won on 11/3/15) & Aziza
J: Marc, Alex & Marcus

A: Chicken in a can, escarole, mole sauce & fried pickles
Caroline: Stuffed escarole w/ “Holy Moly” sauce
Isabella: Chicken in a can bibimbap w/ fried pickle kimchi
Henry: Charred escarole hummus w/ spiced chicken & Thai salad
Aziza: Warm chicken escarole salad w/ chocolate mole sauce
C- Caroline

E: Porterhouse, Spring garlic, tahdig & rainbow cookies
Henry: Porterhouse larb w/ Spring garlic rice & crispy shallots
Aziza: Steak & fries w/ rainbow cookie crumble
Isabella: Creamy polenta w/ porterhouse & pickled Spring garlic
C- Aziza

D: Deep-fried candy bars, pomegranates, Burrata & date vinegar
Isabella: Burrata I.C. w/ date & pomegranate fruit salad
Henry: Pomegranate fritter w/ glaze & basil-burrata W.C.
ADVANCED- Isabella

“Chopped Junior” 5/30/17

FIRST THREE RETURNEES: Jack Crabb (14)(Austin)(11/10/15), Danielle, Tavia & Cassidy
J: Marc, Alex & Kristen Kish

A: Mache, snack mix, watermelon agua fresha & frog legs
Danielle: Pulled frog leg w/ chimichurri & agua fresca mache salad
Jack: Grilled frog legs w/ mache salad & agua fresca vinaigrette
Tavia: Buttermilk-fried frog legs w/ wilted spicy mache salad
Cassidy: Pan-seared frog legs w/ mache pesto
C- Jack

E: Pork tenderloin, apple blossoms, haricots verts & dried fish
Tavia: Spiced pork tenderloin w/ sauteed haricots verts
Danielle: Spiced pork medallions w/ apple chutney & haricots verts
Cassidy: Pork tenderloin w/ bacon, beans & white wine mustard sauce
C- Danielle

D: Skyr, kiwi, jackfruit snacks & honey pie
Cassidy: Jackfruit & almond dark chocolate brittle w/ honey & lemon mousse
Tavia: Honey pie Napoleon w/ honey pie & skyr W.C.
W- Tavia