Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Chicken Winners

eat_more_beef Did you catch The Ultimate Recipe Showdown?  It was all about chicken, stewed, fried and roasted!  The recipes looked great but I wish they’d spent more time showing the actual cooking and less time on everything else. 

The grand prize winner was Amparo Alam with her Rotisserie Chicken, with Fried Yucca Root

The runners up were:

  • Fried Chicken: Eboni Williams
    Battered Chicken Wings with Pomegranate and Mango Barbecue Sauce

  • Soup/Stew: Lauren Wyler
    Chicken, Tasso and Andouille Gumbo

  • Personally, I wanted to taste that African Groundnut stew – that looked mighty tasty!

    Next week it’s all about the burger!

    Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Burgers
    Food Network searched for the Ultimate Burger Recipe. After a nationwide recipe contest, nine finalists competed in three rounds: Beef Burgers, Poultry Burgers and Seafood Burgers. A panel of food experts determined whose burger was the best. See who walks away the winner of $25,000!


    David Kadagishvili
    Recipe: Biryani Burger in Naan Pocket
    Occupation: Owner/chef small neighborhood restaurant
    Hometown: Latrobe, Pa.


    Jennifer Spardy
    Recipe: Harvest Burger with Caramelized Onion and Apple
    Occupation: Teacher
    Hometown: Canton, Ohio

    Michelle Christensen
    Recipe: Rocket Science Reuben Burger
    Occupation: Rocket Science Combustion Grad Student
    Hometown: State College, Pa.


    Julie Ann Rhodes
    Recipe: Jewel’s Turkey Jasmine Burger
    Occupation: Personal Chef
    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

    Michael Cohen
    Recipe: Duck Duck Delicious Burger
    Occupation: Film Composer
    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

    Mary Montoya
    Recipe: Pad Thai Chicken Burger
    Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom
    Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.


    Jamie Miller
    Recipe: Salmon Burger With Orange-Apricot Glaze
    Occupation: Cookbook Author
    Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.

    Cindy Jarrott
    Recipe: Ultimate Seafood Croquette Burger
    Occupation: Owns baking business called "Cakes by Cindy" and works as a bookkeeper with The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Agriculture Division
    Hometown: Wheelock, Texas

    Kristine Snyder
    Recipe: Island Ahi Burgers
    Occupation: Professional Harpist
    Hometown: Kihei, Hawaii