Everyone takes to planning and practicing various dishes. Jeff consults with Hosea on the best way to cook shrimp in twenty minutes. Jeff explains that he chose Miami because it's his hometown, while Josie says that she played women's professional football for a while and so she was intrigued by a challenge that combined her two loves: football and food. Jeff points out that Josie grew up and lived in Miami, so it should be an interesting matchup.
Hosea explains that they are only allowed to bring raw ingredients out to the kitchen. So they can prep, dice, chop, slice, or whatever, but all the cooking has to be done in the allotted twenty minutes. Miguel frets over all the pin bones in his salmon. Hosea sees that Miguel is working with cedar planks, which Hosea feels has been done before. Miguel warns the current crop that they won't be able to "outbeat the grandfathers." Articulation and pithiness was never Miguel's strong suit. Actually, I'm not sure what his strong suit was. Identifying junk food in a blind taste test?
Spike is starting to remember how crazy and anxiety-causing the challenges are for him. Fabio is worried that he won't be able to cook venison AND a side dish in twenty minutes. He frets, "That's not coooooking. That's rushing." Welcome to this show? Do they ever have luxurious amounts of time to cook anything, except maybe in the final challenge? Fabio concludes, "I'm a professional chef. There's nothing that can stress me out. If they going to give me a monkey ass to fill with fried banana, I'll come up with something anyway. It's not a problem." Fabio is really obsessed with monkey ass. Was he traumatized by a monkey as a child?