Kenny is very sweaty. I don't know if he's just a person that sweats more than normal or if, because his head is shaved, it just shows up more and he has no hair to soak it up. It kind of makes me never want to eat his food, though. Maybe he should wrap his head in a towel of some sort. He's planning on making a tasting plate with three components, because he is the speed demon and can cook three times as fast as anyone else.
Kevin is making a chowder that apparently involves stabbing the crabs to death first. He explains how being on the bottom last week really hurt him, and how he's there for his family. Again, standard reality show fare. Amanda is making something that sounds very chef-y, and based on what we've seen from her, I kind of doubt she has the technical ability to do so. It's like she's seen other people make it, so she figures she can do it too, or something. She also has an open, bleeding cut on her knuckle so I will add her to the list of chefs whose food I wouldn't eat because gross. Tim is cleaning the crabs like a pro, because I don't know if you know this, but he grew up in Maryland. He denigrates the others who are making dishes that are "dressed all up in Asian influence" since he's going for a clean crab dish. And...time's up!
Padma and Patrick get ready to judge, and they start out with Tiffany, who made a hot and sour crab soup, arbol chiles, and spaghetti leeks. Ed made jumbo lump crab with Thai basil, mango and cucumber salad. Patrick asks if it's Thai-inspired (what gave that away, the name of one of the INGREDIENTS?) and Tim looks all judgmental because he ain't having that Asian shit with his crab because he's from Maryland! Angelo made something pretentious. Okay, it's blue crab broth infused with lemongrass and ginger.
Tim the purist made beer steamed crabs with avocado, passion fruit, and heirloom vinaigrette. I'm so sure his grandmother used avocado and passion fruit in her Sunday crab meals. Because those are native to Maryland, right? Stephen made crab salad in sweet bell peppers with brandy basil dressing. I think Stephen needs to work on his presentation, because even with the colorful bell peppers, his plate looks kind of gray somehow. And wilty. Tamesha made crab chowder with lemongrass, ginger, cardamom, and coconut milk. So she basically made Angelo's dish in chowder form? I see why he's her mentor.