Making History — Alton's After-Show

By: Nikhita Mahtani
Related To:

Photo by: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Jeremiah Alley, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Learn more

Cutthroat After Show: Gyro 05:49

Alton reveals the sabotages for corn chowder, gyros and ginger cookies.

This week on Cutthroat Kitchen, history was made as an ingredient was sold for the highest amount ever paid for a sabotage on the show: $16,500. The sabotage in question was none other than the pickled ginger that replaced all of Chef Christina's ground ginger in the gingersnap cookie round, as host Alton Brown tried to trip up the contestants by having them use ingredients that they were unfamiliar with in dishes that they know and love.

Judge Simon Majumdar, however, didn't think that the ingredient should have gone for that much. "It has a flavor," said judge Simon. "If you can use other spices alongside of it, you can get away." This is exactly what Chef Christina did, and she secured the win. Alton explained, "I actually like that stuff in cookies, because I feel like it balances the sweetness, as well as the bitterness, of the molasses very well." Chef Christina walked away with a whopping $18,500.

Click play on the video above to see how Chef Christina made use of the pickled ginger in her dish, and hear judge Simon's reaction.

Catch new episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c

Keep Reading

Next Up

5 Sandwich-Making Tips

Find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques.

What Giada’s Making for Valentine’s Day

Who wouldn't be seduced by layers of chocolate and whipped cream?

7 Tips for Making the Best Coffee Ever

Every coffee lover should consult these important rules (and handy tricks) before brewing another pot of java.

How to Make Perfect Pancakes

Food Network Magazine shows you how to make the best short stack, plus some tasty toppings.

Make a Marinade

Boost the flavor of meat and seafood with these easy marinades.