Highlights from Guy's Grocery Games: Feisty Fiesta

Relive top moments from the Feisty Fiesta episode of Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network.
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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

Frozen Food Feud

For their first test the contestants must create a seafood dish, but they can only shop from the frozen aisle. For some, that poses a problem: "I've never used frozen fish whatsoever in my life," says Marcel. "This is going to be a challenge." Luckily Guy does allow the chefs two fresh items from the produce section.

There's Trouble Brewing in the Kitchen

Philippa has trouble defrosting her fish and can't get her stove to turn on at first. The judges can see she's a mess: "Between the hair, the heels and the caramel, Philippa is in trouble," says Lorena. Philippa is depending on her gastrique to make her dish stand out, but she runs out of time to plate it and almost has a tantrum when time is called.

It's Good ... but Not Great

Lorena noticed that Philippa's hair touched one of the plates and called her out on it. For Jet, the only positive that stuck out was the onion. Troy didn't care for the presentation, saying it "kind of looked like my dorm room." In the end, Philippa checks out and says she would have eliminated herself too.

Culinary Quizzes and Feisty Fiestas

For the next challenge, one contestant can gain an advantage if they answer a culinary question correctly. Samuel is the only chef who knows the answer: "There's one thing I know and that's a lot of useless information about food." For the challenge, the chefs must use items on Guy's Grocery List, which includes soy sauce, to create a Mexican dish.

Tostadas in a Bowl?!

Samuel says, "I've always thought tostadas are a little awkward to eat," so he decides to plate his in a bowl. Jet really liked the juxtaposition of fresh radishes and crunchy tortillas. Troy disagrees: "I will never need another radish again in my life." Even though the bowl threw everyone for a loop, Samuel wins the round.

Not All Fusion Food Works

Mexican food is not Marcel's strong suit, but he decides to make mango and Brie quesadillas. Unfortunately, most of the judges aren't fans. Lorena gets thrown off by the Brie, but Troy loves it: "I'm sure there are French people in Mexico." But it's not enough to keep Marcel for the next round, and he checks out.

No Carts Allowed

For their final challenge, the contestants can grab any items they want to create a breakfast dish, but they can't use carts to shop for their ingredients — only their hands. They even have to grab their plates. They also can't keep anything they drop, which is a lesson learned for Samuel, who drops some cheese and must grab more.

Join the Breakfast Club

Cassy makes crepes with chocolate-hazelnut spread, bananas and strawberries, but she has trouble cooking them. She finally gets some out by plating time but the one that Troy gets is undercooked. Lorena loves hers, calling it "the perfect consistency." Guy jokes: "Chef Garcia is not enjoying hers. She's trying to get rid of the evidence."

Going the Classic Route

Samuel makes a French omelet to "pay homage to the roots of the professional kitchen" and to show off his technique. Lorena and Troy love the dish, but Jet takes out the magnifying glass: "The perfect French omelet should be colorless. I do have a little bit of caramelization on my egg." Still, the judges choose Samuel as the winner.

Down to the Wire

Samuel goes on the Super Shopping Spree with the strategy of not backtracking, but he almost forgets the last item, so he has to run back to get it, finishing with just two seconds to spare. After winning the $20,000, he says, "I've got to let my hair down for this."

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