Cast Iron Chefs
Alton Brown hosts the Cast Iron Cookoff in Chattanooga, and we went behind-the-scenes to get the winning recipe—glazed shrimp with quinoa and curried tomatoes.
Alton Brown held up a plastic bag of pink shrimp and screamed “start your engines.” With the mystery ingredient revealed, seven chefs scurried to choose other items for their dishes at the annual Cast Iron Cookoff at the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Market. Brown, in town to promote his sustainable seafood program, was the guest emcee at the 2011 event where chefs cooked up seasonal dishes using cast iron skillets.
Daniel Lindley of St. John’s Restaurant in Chattanooga, Tenn., uses fresh cherry tomatoes seasoned with curry as a contrast to the hot sweet shrimp and toasted quinoa.