Season 1, Episode 5

The Next Food Network Star, Part 5

We are searching for THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR. We have narrowed the tapes and applications down to (8) lucky finalists. Watch as these finalists are evaluated through media training exercises and culinary challenges - all geared towards being a television cooking host.
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Recipes From This Episode

Watermelon Jicama Salad

Topless Crispy Quesadilla with Cilantro Pesto and Mango Mojo on a Bed of Greens

Lobster Pot Pie

Beet Salad

Honey-Chipotle Pork Ribs

Fried Chicken

Endive and Romaine Salad with Walnuts, Pears, and Gorgonzola and Raspberry Balsamic Drizzle

Country Greens

Chicken and Artichokes in Lemon Cream Sauce over Penne

Ancho-Grilled Pork Loin Capped with Smoky Paprika Cream, Served over a Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salad and Fire-Roasted Poblano Pepper

Seared Romaine and Cucumber

Papaya Shrimp with Sauteed Beet Greens and Boiled Root Vegetables

Ginger Shrimp with Papaya Pico de Gallo

Avocado Salad

Smoked Gouda Grits

Vanilla Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut Flakes

Mocha Madness Biscotti Pie

Warm Nectarines with Lemon Syrup

Honey Tangerine Granita with Sour Cherry Syrup and Fresh Raspberries

Smoked Gouda Grits

Chilled Beets and Asparagus with Garlic Chive Blossoms

Chilled Beets and Asparagus with Garlic Chive Blossoms

Salmon Wellington

Grilled Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Steamed Brussels Sprouts in Caramelized Onions

Salt and Pepper Salmon with Shiitakes and Leeks

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