Hugh Acheson

Hugh explains Carlos' problems with cutting fish and chides the woman who was allergic to seafood and came to this party.

on Jan 2

It’s an étouffée challenge with John Besh. I have a theory that John’s hair is actually a hairy brain separate from John that controls his every movement and thought. That is one smart bundle of golden locks. This is just a theory though, but a beautiful one.

They are all cooking and running around like mad. Nicholas has a lot of pet names for Stephanie, so many that I cannot keep up. John and Padma, and John's hairy brain taste the offerings.

Padma schools Carlos with the real meaning of the term étoufée. She just learned it a couple of minutes ago and feels the need to show off this newfound weapon.

Brian: Étouffée with Gochujang, Corn, Peppers, Crab, Crawfish, Andouille, and Pasta
Carrie: Spanish Style Étouffée With Crawfish Broth, Chickpeas, and Almonds
Stephanie: Crawfish Bisque with Parisian Gnocchi and Poached Crawfish
Nicholas: Crawfish-Shrimp Mousse Stuffed in Napa Cabbage With Brandy and Corn
Carlos: Soup with Crawfish, Guajillos, Garlic, Corn, Potatoes and Crispy Chorizo
Shirley: Singapore Chili Crab Étouffée with Crawfish Stock, Cucumber, and Egg
Nina: Italian Style Étouffée With Pici Pasta and Tomato Crawfish Broth

Carrie, Nicholas, Carlos and Stephanie hit the bottom. Brian, Nina and Shirley hit the tops.

Alas Shirley pulls it out with a pretty awesome looking Shirley can win some Quickfires. Nice.