|On the wildly
popular show Iron
Chef America, Cat Cora uses her instincts to transform random
ingredients into exciting creations on a moment's notice. In this book,
she turns her eye to some of our most popular dishes to make them
faster, fresher, and lighter.
| These are the swift meals that
Cat relies on when she comes home from work to cook for her own family:
Nachos, Grilled Chili-Lime Flank Steak Soft Tacos, Crispy
Baked Fish Stix with Mustard Dipping Sauce, Quick Chicken Curry with
Peas, and Sour Cherry Filled Chocolate Cupcakes.
In dishes like Baked "Fried"
Calamari with Marinara Dipping Sauce and Tex-Mex Tuna Casserole, Cat
puts a new spin on old favorites. She updates others, tossing
chipotle-spiced croutons into a Caesar salad, or replacing the usual
beef in stroganoff with chicken and adding fresh tarragon. Each recipe
illustrates Cat's motto: just because a dish is a classic doesn't mean
it can't be improved upon..
Cat Cora's Classics with a Twist
Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes
by Cat Cora, and Ann Kruegar Spivack
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010