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Sara’s Weeknight Meals: Season 5

Episode 501: Sustainable Surf

Sara is passionate about seafood, but also about eating it responsibly, without depleting the vast culinary gift the ocean offers. That’s also the mission of our guest, Top Chef winner Hung Huynh. He brings us a favorite seafood dish with a nod to his native Vietnam – Grilled Shrimp and Lettuce Wraps. Then his Roasted Branzino for a pull out the stops culinary experience for fish lovers!

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About Hung Huynh

DSC_3549-630x420Hung Huynh is a Vietnamese-American chef, and in 2007 was the winner of the third season of Top Chef, the reality cooking competition show on Bravo. He was the Executive Chef at Catch, The General, and Catch Miami and is soon to embark on a new venture, a restaurant of his own.

Born in Vietnam, Huynh was raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and began his culinary training as a young boy in his immigrant parents’ Vietnamese restaurant. He has a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and has cooked at restaurants including Per Se and Gilt in NYC, and at the time of season three Top Chef‘s airing, he was the executive sous chef at the Guy Savoy restaurant in Las Vegas.

Huynh also served as a guest judge on episode 12 of season four, and on the quickfire challenge of episode 8 of season five, of Top Chef. Huynh аppeared in September 2010 on the finale of season 7 of Top Chef and assisted Angelo Sosa as his sous chef.

Huynh participated in the 2008 Bocuse d’Or USA culinary contest, competing to represent the U.S. in the 2009 international Bocuse d’Or. Although Huynh won the “Best Fish Award”, the gold

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Food Provided by: Citarella Markets | Kitchen Equipment provided by: VIKING RANGE LLC | Boos Block Cutting Boards | Casabella | Chantal | Dream Farm | Le Creuset | OXO | Silpat | SwissMar |

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