Cat Cora's Kitchen

RECIPES - Main Dishes


Main Dishes
With a velvety smooth sauce, this stroganoff gets its complex flavor from Dijon mustard,...
  • 6-8 servings
  • 30 minutes
A healthy version of one of my favorite Spanish dishes.
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes
This is a holiday favorite that I make every year. It's always a big hit with family and friends.
  • 4-6 servings
  • 30 minutes
The spice rub adds a depth of flavor to the scallops that carries the sauce to another level, and the avocado adds a buttery richness, complementing...
  • 6 servings
  • 20 minutes
A restaurant-style dish that boasts a lot of flavor thanks to a tomato-basil sauce with bursts of capers and the crunch of toasted pepitas
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes
One of my favorite pancake recipes! This has some great flavors from the lemon zest, vanilla and pecans. A nice twist on an old favorite.
  • 4 servings
  • 10 minutes
There's nothing like glazed Cornish hens for a special occasion, and a chestnut stuffing makes them even more special. Most grocery stores carry jars...
  • 4 servings
  • 2 hours
Chile powder and lime give an inexpensive cut of meat a lot of flavor. Then, when you spoon up a tangy, color pineapple salsa next to these soft...
  • 6 servings
  • 30 minutes
This is great for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
  • 6-8 servings
  • 20 minutes
Called chili blanca (“white chili”) because it uses chicken instead of beef and white beans instead of kidney beans, this hearty, spicy, and...
  • 8-10 servings
  • 90 minutes
Traditional Greek gyros are made of spit-roasted lamb cut into chunks and wrapped in a warm round of pita then drizzled with tzatziki. Mine is...
  • 6 servings
  • 1 hour
A specialty of the Catalan region of Spain, romesco sauce is a fragrant, garlicky blend of ground almonds, garlic, tomatoes and peppers. Roasting the...
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes
KOTA KAPAMA - I think of this melding of cinnamon, onions, and garlic is addictive. As "Kota Kapama" simmers on top of your stove, it fills your home...
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour
PSARI PSITO - There are just three steps to roasting a fish whole, and none of them are hard. First, pan-sear your fish in a large sauté pan on top...
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour
ARNI TIS SKARAS ME MOUSTARTHA - Alma Brothers, my mother's mother, was famous on Swan Lake in Jackson, Mississippi, for her spicy, sweet mustard....
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes
A perfect Muscovy duck resting on a bed of elegant dark rice studded with bright orange segments and green pistachios--this combination is memorable.
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour
A simple blend of dried orange peel, chili powder, salt, and pepper imparts an exciting, exotic flavor to this beef. If you can't find dried orange...
  • 8 servings
  • 1 hour
SPANAKOPITA - You'll be amazed by how much fresh spinach goes into this "spanakopita". Choose spinach with bright, full leaves because that's the...
  • 12 servings
  • 1 hour
Don't look for bread in these sandwiches. They're classic crab cakes split in half, filled with a cool, tangy avocado salsa, and placed in a bright...
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes
HIRINO PSITO - Juicy inside with a wonderful crust outside, this pork is so incredibly tender, it tends to fall apart during slicing--not a problem if...
  • 8 servings
  • 6 hours
KOTOPOULO PSITO - You can't wrong with a roasted chicken. When I first began cooking seriously, this was my specialty. This might be one of the most...
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour
KOUNELI STIFATHO - When I first prepared rabbit, I quickly realized it's very much like cooking a chicken, except the flavor is better. Don't be...
  • 4 servings
  • 1 hour
Transform plain lamb chops into a spectacular meal in a flash. To get the maximum flavor and speed up your meal prep, marinate the lamb overnight. But...
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes
Marinating pork overnight makes it succulent. If you don't have time to marinate the pork overnight, try to do so for at least 3 hours before...
  • 6 servings
  • 1 hours
The incredible texture of this juicy, flavorful burger comes from a mix of lamb, chopped kalamata olives and feta cheese. The garlic "sauce"-a simple...
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes
You can't go wrong with halibut. When I want a simple white fish, pan-seared in just a few moments, halibuts fillets are my never-fail fish. I think...
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes
MOUSSAKA - This recipe is one of those classic Greek country dishes that calls for lots of vegetables (here, roasted eggplant with a nutmeg-flavored...
  • 12 servings
  • 2 hours
This is a regular treat at our house during football season. It's an extravagance to use rib-eye but, because these steaks are better marbled than...
  • 4 servings
  • 45 minutes
Fig balsamic vinegar adds refined notes of sweet and sour to duck breasts, enhancing the flavor instead of overwhelming it. Sea salt is best for the...
  • 6 servings
  • 45 minutes
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