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Chopped Teen Tournament, Season 2: Part 2 Highlights

Browse behind-the-scenes moments from Part 2 of Chopped Teen Tournament and find out who will advance to the finale.
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The Tournament Continues

In this second part of the five-part tournament, Nino, Alyssa, Peter and Salma are competing for a chance to earn the second spot in the finale. In the appetizer round they face cooking with wild langoustines, Asian long beans, yuzu juice and Japanese sweet potatoes.

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Plating to Earn His Keep

"I know these langoustines," says Peter, knowing exactly how to clean and prep them. His plan includes sauteing the shellfish and cooking the beans in yuzu juice. "This is my first impression for the judges," says Peter, determined to do his best.

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The Homegrown Expert

"I've basically been eating langoustine [since] before I was born," says Nino. Following what he learned from his grandma in Sicily "to not overcook it," he's planning on a tartare, just barely cooking the shellfish in a yuzu fume. "He knows seafood very, very well," says Scott, observing Nino's expert handling.

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Persevering up to the Minute

"I've never even seen them in my life before, but I'm not really afraid," says Salma of the langoustines. She's cooking the shellfish in yuzu juice and turning the potatoes into fries, for a take on fish and chips. But two cuts have cost her precious time, and she's plating down to the minute.

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