The judges stop by Brooke and John's table first. Their skater was Cutta Rump, and they made Thai beef with lobster jasmine rice and Thai slaw. Padma likes the smell, and Hugh says that the flavors build well, and the lime in the slaw adds nice acid.
Next up are Bart and Josie with their skater Teriyaki Terror. They made steak teriyaki with forbidden rice, beet blood, and green papaya salad. The rice and beet blood are served in a cup (they're supposed to be the terror) so it kind of looks like a cup of blood. Lumpy blood. Which is pretty terrifying. Teriyaki tastes it and says that the taste is "unique," and Hugh asks if she means unique good or unique crappy. She's too nice to say, but she clearly means unique crappy. Tom takes issue with the way that the steak was cooked. Padma likes the idea of the blood red rice, but thinks the rice is overcooked and underseasoned, and Tom agrees. Ouch.
Hugh still wants to talk about derby names, even though everyone else seems to be over it. He suggests Emeril "Roux the Day" Lagasse, but Emeril prefers the simpler "Bam Bam."
More food! Lizzie and Micah's skater was Jalapeno Business, so they made crab stuffed jalapeno with avocado cream, onion, and pepper relish. Hugh says it's better than he thought and Tom says it's really good. The pepper is crispy with good flavor. Jalapeno (the skater, not the food) likes that they took a party favorite and "elevated it with the crab and the avocado crema." Ooh, someone's a fan of the show. Also, that elevating part is key.
The judges move on to Stefan and Kristen's booth. They had Eddie Shredder, and made corn puree, chicken liver, and sunny-side up egg. Emeril thinks the corn pudding is delicious and the liver is cooked perfectly, but his egg was a little overdone. I'm shocked that they were able to cook that many eggs even close to the right amount on site. I can barely cook two eggs how I like them on my own stove. Tom thought they missed an opportunity to add some shredded chicken, although he doesn't explain what it would add to the dish other than whimsy.
And finally, Josh and Sheldon had Tempura Tantrum and they made tempura yuzu curd with dollops of shiso, Fresno chili, sweet potato, and vanilla. Josh advises the judges to drag the skewer of tempura dessert through all the sauces to make a "temper tantrum" in their mouths. Well, at least he tried to fit the theme. Emeril loves the concept, but the tempura wasn't fried enough. Hugh agrees that the sauces were great. Emeril diagnoses the problem; they were working with a small fryer and kept having to bring it back up to temperature after each batch, which is difficult.