Next Food Network Star, Season 6: Finalists' Recipes, Episode Eight

First, the final five must create a dish that represents their particular brand and incorporate their least favorite ingredient into it. Later, for the Star Challenge, they must create a dish based on an emotion assigned to them.

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Photo By: EDWARDCHEN

Winning Recipe #1, Star Challenge (Word Inspiration Dish)

Tom's Ahi Tuna Tartare with Herbed Brown Butter and Fresh Apples | Get the drink pairing for this recipe.

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Winning Recipe #2, Star Challenge

Tom's Red Quinoa-Crusted Tuna with Smoked Tomato Puree

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Winning Recipe, Camera Challenge (Least Favorite Ingredient)

Aria's Garlic Mashed Potato Pizza with Arugula and Fennel Salad

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Aarti's Wow Pulao

Braised Leg of Lamb with Caraway Basmati Rice

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Tom's Salmon Stack

Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Dijon Apple Puree and Couscous Cake

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Herb Mixes It Up, Mofongo-Style

Braised Short Ribs with Seared Scallop on Mofongo Cake

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Aarti's Family Tradition

Lucia-Lucia Fried Rice

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Brad's Culinary Quest

Ranch Risotto

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Herb's Mushy Pea Ensemble

Pork Medallions with Beans and Rice and Mushy Peas

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Brad Calls It "Land and Sea"

Surf and Turf in Herbed Red Wine Sauce with Buttery Mushrooms and Creamy Leeks

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Aria Gets Ambitious

Beef Tenderloin Milanese with Spinach and Cucumber Salads, Red Hawk Potato Gratin and Sunday Bread

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