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Winner: Togarashi-Crusted Salmon
Restaurant: Outlier, Seattle
Creator: Chef Shawn Applin
Food cost: $4.16
Ingredients: Togarashi, salmon, miso aioli, shiitake mushroom relish and pea shoots on a potato roll
What makes it special: Outlier, the restaurant in downtown Seattle’s Hotel Monaco, was preceded by a New Orleans-concept called Sazerac in the same space. Outlier has a globally inspired menu, said Applin, so in a nod to his predecessor, he created a Japanese variation of the classic New Orleans blackened fish sandwich with the togarashi blend in place of the more traditional Cajun seasoning.