Chris Hollywood is rushing to get his salmon cooked, and he notices that there is albumen on his salmon. That's the white stuff that comes out of the salmon if you cook it too quickly at a high heat. I've seen that, but I never knew what it was. You learn something new every day. Anyway, Chris tries to wipe it off and hopes the judges won't notice. Beverly thinks that her ribs are delicious, and they have a great Korean flavor. Beverly serves Korean braised short rib with edamame scallion puree and hon shimeji mushrooms. Chris Hollywood serves sockeye salmon with confit potato and brown sugar glazed carrot puree. Patti thinks Chris's carrot puree was good, but the salmon was just salmon, nothing special. Tom doesn't even like the puree, because he doesn't think it tastes like carrots. And the judges do notice the albumen, and thinks it's unappetizing. As for Beverly, the judges love her food, texture, color, everything.
Edward is worried that his dish is too simple, and also worries that he's the only one doing vegetarian food. Lindsay made trout spanakopita with crispy leeks and rainbow trout roe, inspired by her two grandmothers, one Greek and one Southern. Edward serves modern bibimbap with lemon-chili sauce, inspired by his grandmother. Patti talks about how Lindsay's trout roe is like caviar, and the first time she ever had caviar was with Emeril. Wow, cool story, Patti. Emeril thinks that Lindsay used too much butter. The judges thinks that Edward's dish is authentic and that's about all they have to say about it.
Before she serves, Grayson notes that Ty has these small pieces of food on his plate, and she has this giant twelve ounce steak. Seriously, you guys, it's a huge cut of meat. What is she thinking? Why not cut them in half, at least? Her dish is grilled rib-eye steak with German potato salad and grilled vegetables. The judges just stare at the plate like, "The fuck?" Ty-Lor made duck fat-fried chicken tender with pickled peaches, inspired by his Japanese nanny. The judges love Ty's chicken, and Tom thinks his inspiration was sweet. Tom thinks that Grayson basically just recreated the dish she ate as a kid instead of interpreting it, and some of the diners think that the meat is gristly and stringy. Those aren't words you want to hear about your steak.