With only 12 cheftestants remaining, the game was heating up, there is no doubt.

In this episode, titled “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat, ” the chefs were tasked with catching and cleaning their own fish.

When the chefs arrived in the kitchen, they discovered a note revealing they were to spend the morning fishing. Montauk Point is a popular destination for fishing.

With the episode not having a quickfire challenge, the chefs were informed there would be a double elimination challenge.

Early in the challenge, some of the chefs clearly had an easier time catching fish.

When the chefs had finished catching their fish, the contestants were placed into teams of three.

  • Team 1: Antonia, Jamie, and Tiffani
  • Team 2: Carla, Dale T., and Tre
  • Team 3: Angelo, Mike, and Tiffany
  • Team 4: Fabio, Marcel, and Richard

The chefs cleaned and cooked the fish dishes at the Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City for a summer’s-end beach party.

As we have seen in previous episodes, the winning chef was to receive a spectacular prize. The winning chef in this case was none other than Carla (smoked blue fish lettuce wrap, pickled watermelon rind, radishes, and bagel croutons). Consequently, Carla a trip to Amsterdam and $5,000 for airfare.

Remembering the episode featured a double elimination challenge, the standard the judges required for this challenge was elevated significantly.

Unfortunately for both Jamie (striped bass, watermelon salad with fresh dill, shaved radishes and cucumber water) and Tiffani (smoked blue fish with tomato, roasted corn and zucchini ribbon salad), their dishes were the cause of their elimination.

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Shain E. Thomas, recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas, is currently working on an M.Sc. in Library Science. Shain, the senior editor of "Harsh Light," is also the U.S. Correspondent for "The Welshman" and a regular contributor to the "North Texas Daily."