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Strawberry-Mascarpone Semifreddo with Cilantro & Lime

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  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Video Length: 16:06
  • Course: Just Desserts WTF?

Translated from the Italian, semifreddo literally means "half cold." That puts it in a category of dessert that's much like ice cream. One tip: Macerating your strawberries will intensify their flavor. Additionally, remember that you don't want to stir the strawberries into the custard base - a gentle folding will give you a nice swirl instead.

Dale Levitski (Season 3)

Chicago native Dale has been a chef for six years, with plans underway to open his own restaurant. Whether he's cooking four-star meals, diving, or doing gymnastics, Dale's competitive edge is undeniable. He has created something he calls "flavor math," where the right number of spices can bring the perfect flavor and taste. He uses French American cultural influences in his cooking, and is serious about putting his skills to the ultimate test. He loves the fact that the other contestants could be "out-cooked by a queer." Dale will say what everyone else is thinking.