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The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Top Moments of Episode 6

Episode: Fusion
Get an inside look at the rival chefs' challenges and relive the most-memorable moments from episode six of Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Redemption.
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Appleman vs. Mehta

Ultimately, it's Chefs Nate and Jehangir who've made the weakest dishes of the day, and neither one is pleased to be cooking for his survival this late in the competition. "Two Secret Ingredient Showdowns in a row — this is not where I wanted to be," Chef Nate explains. "I was quite upset," Chef Jehangir adds.

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What Happens in Vegas

The rivals meet Alton in Las Vegas for a mystery wedding, but it turns out that the blissful union they're expecting to find doesn't exist. Instead, the Chairman cooks up a test of fusion that will challenge them to pair culinary odd couples on one plate. "The problem with fusion is that you can easily end up with confusion," Chef Alex Guarnaschelli explains.

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Taking Advantage

Putting his advantage to work, Chef Marcel chooses for himself the easiest ingredient match: peanut butter and blue cheese. "I want to save myself, and then just, like, murder everybody else," he says of his strategy. He assigns bone marrow and fruit candies to Chef Mehta, chicken livers and peppermint to Chef Guarnaschelli, clams and strawberries to Chef Appleman and squid and marshmallows to Chef Freitag.

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Crazy Clams

Chef Nate opts for an acqua pazza, which translates to crazy water in Italian, to showcase his clams and strawberries. It's traditionally prepared with tomatoes, but today he's letting ripe berries be the star of the dish. "They both have a really nice sweetness and nice acidity," he says, comparing tomatoes and strawberries.

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