Highlights from Guy's Grocery Games: The Ol' Switcheroo

Relive top moments from The Ol' Switcheroo episode of Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Salad Days Are Over

The contestants are off to shop for the first challenge. Guy asks them to prepare a gourmet salad: "What could be more basic? Just make sure it's the best salad we've ever had." One thing he doesn't tell them until they're running down the aisles is that the market is out of stock on all leafy greens. So it won't be a traditional salad.

What Makes a Good Salad?

The judges expect to see some really well-composed salads from the contestants. "The key to salad is the vinaigrette" says Richard. "We can't have just any boring, girly salads here. We need to really amp it up," says Catherine. Troy agrees: "They need to go for something different."

Cool and Confident

Jessica, a private chef and dietitian, thinks she'll be able to pull off the challenge with her couscous salad with beef tenderloin, citrus fruit and blueberry vinaigrette. Guy says, "When I told you we were out of the leafy greens you didn't seem fazed at all." Jessica responds, "Guy, I'm a dietitian. I cook like this every day." Richard thought her dish "looked ready for a restaurant."

Not Cut Up to Plate

Lenny, an executive chef, picks out beet greens and fennel and decides to do a Southwestern steak salad. He hollows out tomatoes to stuff with the greens and makes two dressings, a peach and a raspberry-jalapeno. Catherine didn't like that she had to put in so much effort for her salad: "Why are you making me work so hard? I just spent 20 minutes cutting up my salad."

Controlled Chaos

Christina, a private chef and world traveler, picks up ahi tuna for her Middle Eastern-style salad. She's sure she can pull it off: "I've got years of experience of being thrown into the most chaotic situations and kicking butt." Her tuna starts to crumble as she slices it, but it's too late to back out now.

Deveining Dilemma

Greg, a line cook, decides to make a grilled vegetable salad with marinated shrimp and lime vinaigrette. Unfortunately, he cuts himself while deveining the shrimp and loses precious time. He ends up leaving out the cayenne, cumin and jalapeno he intended to put in the salad. "I needed some bold flavors to kick it up and it didn't happen," he says.

Factoring in Spice

When it comes to Greg's dish, the judges find it completely lacking in spice. And Catherine finds a shrimp that hasn't been deveined. On tasting Christina's dish, Troy says "the spices on that are fantastic," but Richard thinks "the presentation could have been a lot better." In the end, Greg ends up in the checkout lane.

The Budget Battle

For the second round Guy wants decadent burgers, but there's a catch: The chefs will have to shop with a budget of $7.96. Guy provides them with coupons to help them save some money, and offers an advantage to the chef who does best on his culinary quiz. Christina wins the advantage and Guy gives her 50 cents, but she's not pleased. "Fifty cents is a drop in the ocean. I want $50," she says.

Flavor vs. Presentation

Once again, Christina runs into a problem with her presentation. Her addition of olives and onions inside her burger patties makes them fall apart. "I feel like I'm eating a crumbly meatloaf," says Troy. Catherine was hoping for "a big honkin' burger," but she appreciates the gourmet touches. Overall, the judges reward flavor over looks.

Butter Makes Everything Better

With most of his time spent on shopping and running back and forth to the checkout lane, Lenny has just 18 minutes left to make his burger. "I'm starting to get depressed. I wanted to eat a good burger, and with less than 20 minutes, I don't know," says Richard. Lenny's key to decadence is putting butter inside his burger.

Lean, Mean Nutrition Machine

Jessica makes bison burgers, but she sticks them in the oven to finish cooking. The judges are worried about them overcooking. Catherine loves the flavor and thinks Jessica nailed it. Richard disagrees and finds the burger "dry, really gristly and a little pasty." In the end, Jessica is sent to the checkout lane.

Who's Down with Comfort?

Guy asks the contestants to come up with their best version of comfort food. They will have only four minutes to shop, using bags instead of carts. Richard thinks Lenny has an advantage and says, "I feel like his style translates better to comfort food." To which Troy replies, "I have a feeling he's going to lead it in on a rope."

Mix-and-Match Bag of Love

What Guy didn't say was that he planned to switch their bags. Lenny gets Christina's ingredients for her Mediterranean lamb dish and she gets his peach cobbler ingredients. In the meantime, Guy tries to set up a love match between the two, but Christina won't have it. "I won't date Cowboy, because he's all hat and no cattle."

Crepe Conundrum

Christina wanted to make crepes out of the cake batter in Lenny's bag, but it just didn't work. The judges weren't taken with her dessert of sauteed peaches with granola and cream, Troy calling it formless, "an amoeba in a bowl." Yet they declare her the winner; Lenny's double lamb chops were too rare and didn't cut it, so he checks out.

The Grand Prize Winner

Christina had just two minutes to potentially grab 10 items worth a total of $20,000, and in a Grocery Games first, she completes the Super Shopping Spree, winning money she will use toward publishing her cookbook.

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