Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge Round 6

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I forgot to say the number of minutes for the next challenge will be 12 as stated below, and that there will be no bonus for the winner for this round other than the $50 prize from Race City Sauce Works.

ROUND 6: 12 Minute Video Maximum

The Official Feast Your Eyes on This Schedule:
April 17th- Final 3 announced, Round 6 Challenge
April 23rd- Round 6 submissions
May 1st- Final 2 announced with Final Challenge (Round 7)
May 7th- Final Round Submissions(Videos will be posted late May 8th)
May 15th- Winner Announced

31 thoughts on “Feast Your Eyes on This Spicy Cooking Challenge Round 6

  • April 17, 2011 at 10:11 am
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    I’ve got to try Chad’s Zen! Brother-in-Law hot sauces of New Iberia, LA had kumquats in hot sauce the first year we went to the Cajun Hot Sauce Festival, 2004. They were an awesome addition and I have not seen them used since I stopped going to that show. It was held last weekend, did anyone on here attend? If so, how has it evolved?

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:20 am
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    ANNOUNCEMENT: FOR THIS THIS ROUND, ANNABELLE AND I WILL BE DONATING A $50 VISA GIFT CARD TO THE WINNER!! GOOD LUCK JOHNNY, CLEMENT & SCOTT!!
    Awesome job in the contest Sam, I want the recipe for that Crab Cheesecake!! :winner:

  • April 17, 2011 at 1:58 pm
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    Just letting you all know I will not be judging this round. I have to get all my plants set up for growing and April is busiest month for seed sales. Preparing for growing season and taking care of my customers is a priority. Good luck to all contestants. I will be back to judge the final round.

  • April 17, 2011 at 3:30 pm
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    Oh by the way and I am not trying to offend anyone here. There is no such thing as seafood being used as a dessert. Do a google search. This should have been researched before saying contestants had to use seafood in a dessert. Seafood in a desert makes me want to throw up. We should not just make things up. Sorry Thomas but I ask you and Al to change this. It’s gross. If you don’t believe me research it yourself. There are desserts that go good to compliment a seafood dish. But no cooking site has a seafood dessert. And don’t say you can’t change this because you can.

  • April 17, 2011 at 4:07 pm
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    And although I scored Sam good for creativity in making Crab Cheesecake I would never eat it. A crab quiche or souffle but seafood dessert no way. This is my opinion.

  • April 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm
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    SERIOUSLY!?! You have got to be F’N kidding me! It wasn’t a dessert! Look at the ingredients, Their is nothing sweet about it. FYI, cheesecake can be sweet or savory! This was a main course, I wasn’t going to say anything, but I am VERY offended, this coming from one of the judges? I can send you over several recipes for savory cheesecake, and yes with seafood.

  • April 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    Sorry Sam but I scored you high on it not low. And I do not know what a savory cheesecake is. So may be chefs who know what a savory cheesecake is should be judges and not regular people like me. Only cheesecake I know is a sweet one so when you have a crab cheesecake I think its a sweet one because thats all I ever heard of.I plead ignorance so do not be offended.

  • April 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm
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    Sam,to be fair, even if the judges should keep their opinions to themselves, Jim did not vote you last. There was no negative remarks towards your cheesecake.

  • April 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm
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    Here are my thoughts as to this topic. The job of both judge and contestant is to create and judge based on: following the rules, creativity, visual appeal and element of spice. We don’t have to like it,we just have to do our best to make it happen. For example when i poured whiskey all over that cake, to ME it was ruined. I don’t drink so I never even got to try something I worked 2 days on. It’s not about what I like, it is about the rules, creativity and visual appeal. As a contestant, once the rules have been set I begin the process, I’ve been daydreaming about it all day, they should not be changed regardless of any opinions. I trust in both Buddah and Thomas to give us all a worthy challenge, and they have. Remember a seafood based dessert doesn’t mean shrimp dipped in chocolate, that IS gross. It could be a Black Custard using squid ink. Or a Shrimp Flavored cream with sweetness. I made a chocolate ice cream just a few weeks ago with sardines as a base. The saltiness boosted the chocolate and hid the fishiness. It was delicious, but weird. The point is the rules have been set and lets all do our best to follow the rules, be creative, be spicy, and make it LOOK and SOUND DELICIOUS!! GOOD LUCK GUYS.

  • April 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm
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    Actually, crab cheesecake is not a dessert. It is mostly used as a appetizer. Pretty good too.

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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    I’m sure a fried seafood desert would work, don’t ask me how I know :chef:.

  • April 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm
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    So right Butch, when you said that a whole bunch of sweet fried treats flash through my head. I guess i better not share any of them though. :hungry:

  • April 18, 2011 at 7:51 am
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    I want to clarify that it COULD be a shrimp dipped in chocolate, but my point is there are clever ways to use a seafood/fish base in something that does not focus on the fish.

  • April 18, 2011 at 8:07 am
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    why couldnt like a seafood beignet or something be used? Im not sure I would use whole seafood, but like a fritter or something. I can completely see it! :chef:

  • April 18, 2011 at 10:42 am
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    Bill, it is an interesting challenge, not sure you can pull out a sweet treat that is more on the savory without making the person eating it wince at the thought of it. I love shrimp, crab, scallops and is they made a fritter for me I would be up for trying it out. For those people that do not like seafood I would not watch it. :hungry:

  • April 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm
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    Some are meant to cook, and some are meant to garden….few can do both.

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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    What am I missing here? I’m reading Jim’s post to mean this current round where FishHead Thomas wants a dessert dish created using seafood.

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm
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    While I too am turned off a bit about this concept, I do have a recipe using seafood. There’s a twist, I’m not sure how it will taste, and it doesn’t really sound too bad. I’m kind of looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to see what the others come up with.

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm
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    So…are you making sardine ice cream this round? lol… Oh, congrats again, can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • April 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm
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    Kind of like seafood…boiled or steamed? lol

  • April 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm
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    To me it’s gross but I am not judging or cooking and I am not as well educated in the culinary arts as some as you are. So what do I know?? I would like to see a round where every contestant has the same items to work with and lets see who comes up with the best dishes. Yes Thomas I think I should just stick to gardening. Good luck to all :_thumbsup:

  • April 18, 2011 at 6:51 pm
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    Thanks Clement… Ice Cream could work so well, the Japanese do all types of shrimp and squid flavored ice cream, but we all did ice cream last time, so for me that’s out. I do have something sweet lined up though, I did my aquisitions today!

  • April 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm
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    It sounds like a quiche made with cream cheese instead of regular cheese. I’m going to try the recipe that Candy posted above, thank you for posting that link.

  • April 18, 2011 at 11:07 pm
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    It’s a interesting challenge, but I have confidence y’all can pull it off! Good Luck!

  • April 20, 2011 at 6:23 pm
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    Makes me hungry thinking about it!

  • April 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm
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    Hmmm … Walrus ice cream … on a stick!

  • April 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm
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    Didn’t someone make squid ice cream on a iron chef show? (I really dont
    know about that, lol, but I would try it!)

  • June 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm
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    Does anyone know if they use the Kumquat peel in this sauce? Kumquats without the peel are my all-time favorite fruit.

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