Star Judges' 4th of July Recipes Won’t Disappoint

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On last Sunday's episode of Food Network Star, finalists had to come up with their most-inventive takes on some favorite Fourth of July recipes. While some recipes produced smiles from the judges, others failed to impress. Want to wow your guests this holiday weekend? Inspired by the episode, Star Talk has rounded up the best takes on these dishes from Star judges Bobby, Giada and Alton.

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Bobby Flay's Fish Tacos

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1. Bobby amps up the spice quotient with ancho chili powder and jalapenos in this Fish Tacos with Guacamole recipe.

2. Alton combines two types of crabmeat for deliciously meaty Crab Cakes topped with Coleslaw.

3. Giada makes a creamy basil sauce for this Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing recipe. Serve it with a side of decadent Macaroni and Cheese.

4. Giada's California-Style Chopped Salad with Shrimp is a perfect party appetizer to try this weekend.

5. Bobby takes your average meat and potatoes to a whole new level with this New York Strip with Blue Cheese, Vidalia Onion Jam and Warm Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette recipe.

7. Serve Giada's tangy Beef Burgers with Mushrooms and Aioli with a side of Campanelle Pasta Salad for a double whammy of strong flavors.

8. Alton uses spices like cayenne pepper and paprika in his Fried Chicken recipe, which pairs beautifully with a lightly seasoned Black Bean Salad.

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