Top Chef - Keep It Simple, Stupid

Quickfire Challenge. Guest judge is Scott Conant, chef at Scarpetta. To promote the Superbowl, the chefs have to pick a square that earns them two ingredients, but it's a blind choice. Turns out they all have to work with oats (product placement alert!) and their ingredient. Jamie gets fruit, Leah gets seafood, Fabio gets vegetables, Stefan gets dairy, Hosea gets meat, Carla gets nuts and grains, and Jeff gets poultry. They have forty-five minutes to create a dish with oats and their ingredient. The losers are: Leah, who made an oatmeal-crusted fish, but her fish was overcooked; Fabio, who made oat-crusted eggplant that was too oatmeally; and Jeff, who did an oatmeal-crusted chicken that was too heavy and his presentation was monochromatic. The top two are Carla, with a pecan and oat-crusted tofu with a lentil salad and Jamie, with a coconut and oatmeal-crusted shrimp with nectarines and avocado crème fraiche. The winner is Stefan, with a banana mousse with oats and two oat-almond petit fours, making him a five-time challenge winner. He doesn't get immunity, but he does get an advantage in the next challenge.

Elimination Challenge. The cheftestants are given jerseys and then introduced to their opponents -- former cheftestants S4 Andrew, S2 Josie, S1 Andrea, S4 Spike, S3 Camille, S4 Nikki, and S1 Miguel. They will have twenty minutes to create a regional dish based on an NFL team, and will be cooking in front of an audience of culinary students. The ingredients have been pre-chosen based on the city, so there's no shopping to be done.

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