Seattle based Iron Chef Gauntlet contestant Shota Nakajima comes to New Day to show us how to make a spring cod and asparagus dish. 

Shota has been cooking in Japanese restaurants since he was 16. He graduated from the Tsuji Culinary Arts School in Japan and later went on to open a catering business as well as his restaurant Adana restaurant and bar, which features Japanese entrees and street food, right here in Seattle. 

Iron Chef Gauntlet premiers on the Food Network this Sunday, April 16 at 9 p.m. The show will feature 6 other professional chefs battling it out for the title.