Episode 5: Heat Wave

Chefs try their hands at cooking with cactus, then head into the desert for a scorching elimination round.

Chefs try their hands at cooking with cactus, then head into the desert for a scorching elimination round.

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[MUSIC] Cactus is a wonderful ingredient. Most people really don't mess around with cactus cuz, you know what, it hurts. So I've got a little advice for you. Be careful. [LAUGH] I have never worked with cactus. In the Basque country there is absolutely no cactus. I wasn't even sure you can actually eat [UNKNOWN]. For your quick fire challenge, you have 45 minutes to make something succulent with these succulents. Oh, and this is a high stakes quick fire, which means one of you will win $15,000 from the End Resort. However, no one, including the winner, will receive immunity. Your time starts now! Good luck! [NOISE] I've got 45 minutes to work with an ingredient that I've touched once or twice. But quick fires I've been pretty strong with. I've won $15,000 already once. If I win another 15 Almost 30 and I would like to collect as many of those chips as I possible can before I leave here. [SOUND] Cactus is like an Aloe plant so it's very like gooey. People think if you blanch it it takes the goo out. People say if you grill it, it takes the ooze out, but it doesn't so the key is you want to cure it like you would cure salmon. When you submerged your salmon in salt it pulls all the liquid out so that's the same mentality I'm going got take with this cactus. I not going to cook it I'm going to serve it raw. So it was beautiful. [SOUND] [MUSIC]
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Episode 5: Heat Wave


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