Meatball Tagine with Onions and Raisins and a Reminder to Vote
Once upon a time there were onions and raisins.
There was ground chicken and pumpkin pie spice.
And there was a girl. A passionate girl who comes from a faraway land. And so this dish, inspired by the flavors of her homeland, was born for her readers to enjoy.
Meatball Tagine with Onions and Raisins Recipe
For the meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (buy or make)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons grated onions
1 egg yolk
For the sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, cut into thin strips
½ cup raisins
½ cup water
½ cup half and half (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine the ground chicken with the pumpkin pie spice, salt, pepper, grated onion and egg yolk. Shape into medium meatballs the size of a small plum.
Place the olive oil and onions in a medium/large pot or tagine over medium heat. Cook the onions until they’re translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the meatballs and sauté them, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add the water, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. Add the half and half and raisins, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Let cool just a bit.
Serve warm with a dollop of strawberry or fig jam, if you wish