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Jan 6, 2009 06:27 AM

Iron Chef recipes

Does anyone know if the recipes from Iron Chef America are available anywhere? I've been searching the FN site unsuccessfully. I'm specifically looking for something from Battle Bean this past Sunday night between Bobby Flay and Sabrina somebody. Bobby made a dish with a trio of bean purees and a greek salad....looked really tasty but I can't find any links!

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  1. Last I checked, no Iron Chef recipes on the FN. Somewhere on the site they explain why, but I don't recall the location. I think it's because the chefs go so quickly quantities are often estimated or FN can't / won't commit required staff to testing the recipes.

    But I could be wrong.

    Your best bet might be to TiVO the episode and complete the recipe on your own.

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    1. re: KenWritez

      All those fresh beans...I would love to see those recipes too.

      1. re: sommrluv

        I was a really good ingredient. Although I have to say I haven't seen a challenging chef with that low a score ever...37 points? I thought she'd get higher for originality at least. It seemed to me that Flay used the beans more as an accompaniment to a main ingredient and the challenger used it more as the centerpiece...but I guess in the long run, his just tasted better.
        And did you catch Flay's sous chef kind of snap at him that she might not get the plantains done and he should "check back in 10 minutes"? The look on his face was a bit incredulous! Too bad the recipes aren't available anywhere...someone should publish a cookbook with all the battles....

        1. re: sibeats

          There was an interview with the challenger in a Seattle paper last Saturday. I posted a link to that over on Pacific NW.

          She had about 2 months to prepare. The taping took place rather early in the morning. She made some mention of jet-lag. But it sounded as though the person most stressed was the one left behind to manage the restaurant in Seattle.

          1. re: paulj

            My favorite experience with an iron chef was Todd Richards, who battled kat Cora and made faux bone marrow (always thought he should've won)

            I mentioned on his blog once I was going to try to duplicate this recipe, and he actually responded back with a TIP!

            I've been in shuddering star shock ever since. :)

            1. re: sommrluv

              Was that a hollowed out piece of carrot, with some sort of savory mouse filling?