Top Moments of Chopped After Hours: Barbecue

Judges Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy and Maneet Chauhan take on the entree round of the barbecue episode.

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Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: David Lang ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Ted's First Meal

"I get to eat today," Ted exclaims as After Hours kicks off. Marc asks if they have to make a plate for him, and Ted jokes, "I've had nothing to eat at this job in five years." He doesn't know exactly what he'll be eating yet, but it will have to include North Carolina BBQ sauce, avocado, rainbow chard and spareribs.

Cross-Cultural Frenzy

Maneet, famous for mixing different cuisines, puts everything she's got into the entree. She cooks rice in the microwave with some barbecue sauce and is working on a stew. "I just wanted to go in the direction of a feijoada [a Brazilian stew] and wanted to do it with Indian spices," she says. 

Give Fat a Chance

Ted notices how much fat is on the spareribs, pointing out to Amanda that home cooks are often fearful of fat, while chefs embrace it. Amanda agrees, officially coining the phrase "the more fat, the merrier," and uses the ribs to make stuffed Swiss chard with mozzarella, tomato and an avocado topping.

Just Working the Line

Amanda puts Ted to work when he mentions how much he likes prepping avocados. "Do it — cut all of mine!" she tells him. Marc is also busy prepping for his pork sparerib stew with avocado flan. "Everybody's trying to get in my way," he says as Amanda purposely bumps into him.

Racing to Beat the Clock

"Maneet, you are running out of time," Ted shouts as the clock shows 30 seconds left. Amanda and Marc ask how they can help her out, and Marc ends up wiping Maneet's brow as she plates the final components of her stew, which she's topped with avocado tempura.

"You Put an Egg on It"

"You guys have gotten seriously creative here," Ted says as he eyes the judges' dishes. "Or a little crazy," Marc says, "but that's what you've got to be here." Marc's mysterious avocado flan dish turns out to be a big hit alongside his stew, topped with an egg. "It's such an amazing combination," says Maneet.

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