Well as much as I would like to say everything is going as planned, I got this email from Scott last night,
I’m sorry to say this, but I cannot continue participating in the ILIS
competition. It’s been a blast, an honest to god blast, truly fun as all hell,
but after some things that happened this week, I can’t continue.
I’m truly sorry about this, and wish Johnny and Clement the best.
Keep it spicy, bro’!
I tried to reach out for an answer to this puzzle, and through text message Scott told me he had a lot of equipment failures and in the end couldn’t put anything acceptable on video in time. So I guess Scott throwing in the towel will be the elimination for the week. Sorry folks, but it is out of my hands. I wish Scott the best, but the show must go on. He is the winner of the 3rd place prize of $90. $50 from Jim Duffy of Refining Fire Chiles and $40 from Tracy Carter of JACS Tailgaters. Congrats to Scott for making it this far. We still have 2 $50 gift card prizes to give out to this rounds winner courtesy of Firehead Thomas who created this tough fishy challenge and our sponsor for this round…
Thanks to both Firehead Thomas and his lovely wife Annabelle for their generous donation, and we wish them our best in their relocation to Louisiana. Again a huge thank you to Chad Lowcock who will once again be our guest judge. Please check out Chad’s Race City Sauce Works award winning company, and sample some of their new creations, including one of my new favorites, ZEN. Thanks Chad for supporting this contest in 2 of our 7 rounds.
Firehead Thomas’ challenge was to use specified fish in a main course and also as either a soup, salad or appetizer. Plus, our competitors had to create a spicy dessert out of some form of seafood. Johnny had won the round before, and got to choose the cooking style in which the fish were to be presented for all the competitors. Johnny chose Asian/South Pacific, then he delegated Clement with Meditterean/Middle Eastern and Scott with the Hispanic/Latin/Mexican theme. They had to chose 2 of the 6 fish in each of the 2 fish dishes:
The judges have 2 videos to watch to pick a winner, but it won’t be easy.
Debby Hartinger from our sponsor Jungle Jim’s International Market and their Weekend of Fire Show in Oct 1-2, 2011
Tracy Carter from JACS Tailgaters representing our other sponsor, the NOLA Hot Sauce & Gourmet Foods Show
CaJohn Hard from CaJohn’s Fiery Foods
Firehead Thomas Gately our very own Chilehead Expert Reviewer and sponsor for this round
Jim Duffy from www.superhotchiles.com, Sponsor and all around chile pepper seed expert
Chad Lowcock from Race City Sauce Works, Sponsor for this round.
April 23rd- Round 6 submissions
May 1st- Final 2 announced with Final Challenge (Round 7)
May 7th- Final Round Submissions
May 8th- Videos are posted late because of Mother’s Day
May 15th- Winner Announced
Johnny from Heartbreaking Dawns
Clement from Cajun Heat