|Salmon Burgers with Herbed Sherry Mayonnaise|
Cat Cora was raised in a small Greek community in Jackson, Mississippi, by a family who held strongly to their Greek and Southern heritage. Both her grandfather, father, and godfather were restaurateurs and, by the time she was fifteen, she had already presented a business plan to them for her very own restaurant. In 2005, she made television history by becoming the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America.
This innovative chef has earned her place on "the list' of Gourmet Lives 50 Women Game Changers for her role. Our group began this journey of chronicling recipes from the Gourmet Live's list of 50 Women Game Changers back in June. The end is drawing near as we have reached #48 on the list!! Whether you agree or disagree with the authors chosen fifty on the list of 50 Women Game Changers and their order it has been an enjoyable and creative outlet to cook from the masters and those we admire with a group of dedicated ladies. There have even been a few successful bloggers on "the list". We have checked out books from the library, borrowed cookbooks from friends, surfed the Internet and browsed our own cookbook collections seeking that one recipe that will highlight that weeks outstanding woman. This group is spearheaded by my favourite well-travelled blogger Mary of One Perfect Bite who invited bloggers to travel along on this culinary journey throughout the year.
What have we been up to with our 48th Game Changer in Food.....
Mary of One Perfect Bite - Spinach Paella
Val of More Than Burnt Toast - Salmon Burgers with Herbed Sherry Mayonnaise
Susan of The Spice Garden - Pan Seared Poppy Seed-Crusted Scallop Salad with Romesco Sauce
Heather of Girlichef - Strawberry Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts.
Miranda of Mangoes and Chutney - Avgolemono: Chicken Soup with Egg-Lemon Sauce
Jeanette at Jeanette's Healthy Living - Greek Potato Salad
Kathleen Van Bruinisse at Bake Away with Me - Pastitsio Kima
Linda of There and Back Again - Pizza Sauce and Pizza Dough
Barbara of Moveable Feasts - Olive Oil Cake
Nancy of Picadillo - Chili Lime Flnk Steak Tacos
Mireya - My Healthy Eating Habits - Avocado Tzadziki
Veronica of My Catholic Kitchen - Tomato and Mozzarella Skewers
Annie at Most Lovely Things
Claudia of Journey of an Italian Cook - Chocolate Budino
Alyce of More Time at The Table - Straight-up Grapefruit Margaritas
Jill at Saucy Cooks - Chocolate Budino
Sarah at Everything in the Kitchen Sink
Of these burgers Cat Cora says, "Simpler and faster than crab cakes, these burgers are a weeknight regular at my house. You can serve them on buns or plate them with a ramekin of
Sherry Mayo and a mound of crisp, crunchy greens. The mayonnaise has been a must-have with fish on my family's table since the 1950's"