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Other chefs had trouble with the heat. Whether it was Lorena’s mango, Thierry’s crepes, or Mark’s shrimp, too much time on a smoking hot grill burned, battered, and overcooked the ingredients. But in the end, what put those three in the bottom wasn’t the teppanyaki. It was a simple case of seasoning. Without question, a chef needs to taste his or her dishes. It’s impossible to know what you’re serving otherwise. Mark left himself the least wiggle room by making such a simple dish and in this case it sent him home. Best of luck, Mark. It’s been a pleasure having you on this season.
Tonight’s quickfire challenge started out very promising for the chefs, with a tableau of beautiful proteins and instructions to make a great dish using them. Host Curtis Stone revealed his catch, however: they cannot use heat to prepare their dishes. The general consensus is that this would be a breeze for Japenese sushi master Takashi Yagahashi.