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How Far Would You Make It On "Chopped"?

"Get it on the plate!"

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The only problem is...you're not a professional chef.

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You went a little overboard with your application and fooled the casting director, but now that you've been picked for an episode, you really want that $10,000 prize.

For each question, pick the best answer to help you survive each round and become a Chopped champion. Good luck!

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    Dulse is a type of red seaweed (check it out here).

    It's similar to nori and has an ultra savory flavor that intensifies when cooked. Better sauté it!

    Dulse is a type of red seaweed (check it out here).
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    You should start cooking your scallops five minutes before plating.

    Scallops cook very fast, and you know Alex Guarnaschelli will call you out if you cook them too early. Timing is EVERYTHING in this competition.

    You should start cooking your scallops five minutes before plating.
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    When searing scallops, your pan should be very hot.

    Because they cook so quickly, you should preheat your pan over high heat to get a dark sear without overcooking them. A pale scallop will certainly get you sent home...

    When searing scallops, your pan should be very hot.
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    A buddha’s hand is a citrus fruit that looks like a lumpy lemon with fingers (see for yourself here).

    It doesn't have much flesh, so the zest is where it's at. Don't let the weird appearance freak you out ― you got this!

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    The standard ratio for cooking rice is one cup rice to two cups water.

    This will change depending on the type of rice, but it's just plain old rice in this basket. Overcooking it will result in a very angry Chris, so make sure to keep an eye on it.

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    The standard ratio for pickling just about anything is equal parts water and vinegar with four times the amount of sugar to salt.

    So you could use one cup of white vinegar, one cup of water, four teaspoons of sugar, and one teaspoon of salt to pickle those cherries.

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    You better NOT put raw red onions in that rice.

    If Scott Conant gets a bite of them, you're OUT. Come on now! Have you ever seen an episode of Chopped?

    You better NOT put raw red onions in that rice.
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    When working with whole tamarind, you need to remove the flesh from the pods and soak it in warm or boiling water.

    This will soften it just enough to make your own tamarind concentrate. The pods themselves are not consumed whole.

    When working with whole tamarind, you need to remove the flesh from the pods and soak it in warm or boiling water.
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    A gastrique is a sweet and sour sauce made from caramelized sugar and vinegar.

    Because they're versatile and easy to make, gastriques are the perfect way to highlight random ingredients (and they sound pretty darn fancy).

    A gastrique is a sweet and sour sauce made from caramelized sugar and vinegar.
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    Do NOT fall into the ice cream trap.

    It takes at least 15-20 minutes to churn ice cream, and we all know what happens to contestants who attempt it at the last minute...

    Do NOT fall into the ice cream trap.
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How Far Would You Make It On "Chopped"?

You got sent home on the first round

Chopped isn't for everyone, and your scallops with dulse left the judges with a bad taste in their mouth. I'm sorry, but you've been chopped.

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You got sent home after the entrée round

You didn't do great, but at least you weren't the first person to go home. I'm sorry, but you've been chopped.

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You made it to the last round, but you didn't win

So close! Even though you didn't win, you did a great job and should be proud of yourself. I'm sorry, but you've been chopped.

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You are the Chopped champion

Congratulations, chef! Now, what are you going to do with that prize money?

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