"Battle Frozen Peas" Goes to Flay

Chef Morou Ouattara gave a strong showing Sunday night on Food Network's Iron Chef America, but it wasn't enough to beat out Bobby Flay in Battle Frozen Peas.

The former Signatures chef and soon-to-be chef/owner of Farrah Olivia in Alexandria turned out a creative pea-filled menu, including tempura fried pepperoncini stuffed with pea puree, lamb with pea salad and a judge-pleasing sweet pea cream cheese stick coated in chocolate for dessert.

Morou won the chance to compete on the show in October, when he squared off in a local battle against former 1789 chef Ris Lacoste and Ristorante Tosca chef Cesare Lanfranconi.

Quote of the night: Author and judge Julie Powell's proclamation that "There's much pea-ness going on here, which is nice," in response to one of Morou's dishes.