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

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

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

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

Honey-Chipotle Pork Ribs

Papaya Shrimp with Sauteed Beet Greens and Boiled Root Vegetables

Beet Salad

Ginger Shrimp with Papaya Pico de Gallo

Seared Romaine and Cucumber

Lobster Pot Pie

Chicken and Artichokes in Lemon Cream Sauce over Penne

Country Greens

Watermelon Jicama Salad

Fried Chicken

Salt and Pepper Salmon with Shiitakes and Leeks

Chilled Beets and Asparagus with Garlic Chive Blossoms

Salmon Wellington

Vanilla Ice Cream with Toasted Coconut Flakes

Smoked Gouda Grits

Warm Nectarines with Lemon Syrup

Chilled Beets and Asparagus with Garlic Chive Blossoms

Mocha Madness Biscotti Pie

Honey Tangerine Granita with Sour Cherry Syrup and Fresh Raspberries

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

Smoked Gouda Grits

Avocado Salad

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