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 a 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 cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Serve warm. If you wish, serve it with a dollop of strawberry or fig jam.