Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth: Season One: Peggy Markel's Morocco

Makes4 cups
  • Active time:10 min
  • Start to finish:20 min
Adapted from Bahija Lafridi, Jnane Tamsna Hotel
November 2009
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  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • a pinch turmeric
  • a pinch saffron
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Soak raisins in 1 cup warm water for 15 minutes.
  • Cook onions in oil with 1 tsp salt in a 3- to 4-quart heavy pot over medium heat, stirring frequently, until soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Add ginger, cinnamon sticks, turmeric, saffron, and 3/4 tsp pepper and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Drain raisins and add to onion mixture with sugar and simmer until mixture is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
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