I've kind of got this idea stuck in my head: I want to use raisins in a savory meal. Something meaty and rich with the raisins as a nice and sweet offset to the general flavor. No idea if it'd work or even taste well, but I'm willing to give it a try.
I think Moroccan food has a few recipes like this, but I haven't been able to find anything. Can someone here help me out? Recipes, ideas?
Pork / chicken stir fry......
Pork or chicken.
Raisins, apple, pecans (or peanuts or filberts...whatever you have), onion, bell pepper, carrot, broccoli, garlic, chilli pepper (I use habanero, but use whatever you can stand for heat).
Salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder, allspice, cinnamon.
Chop ingredients into whatever size you want for stir fry.
Heat oil and season with garlic and chilli for 30 secs before adding and cooking your protein, then pull it all out and set aside.
Add carrots, onion, bell pepper and pecans and start to sweat / cook them till they are at the consistency you like, I like some crunch in my stir fry, so I just cook them until the onion starts to get translucent.
Add the apple, raisins, broccoli, and the cooked meat / chilli / garlic back into the pan, season to taste with salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder, allspice, and just a touch of cinamon, and stir until the broccoli gets to the consistency you want.
Serve over rice, or shove it in a tortilla for a wrap with salsa.
You have the right idea with Moroccan.
In to a casserole dish or slow cooker you should add some cubes of lamb that you have browned in a frying pan, some sliced onion and garlic that has been sweated with spices (cayenne, paprika, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg or anything else you like), passata, tinned tomatos, raisins/sultans, apricots, almonds (i usually just buy some sort of mixed dried fruit and nuts like trail mix for this) and if you have any, some saffron and stock.
Cook it low and slow until the lamb is tender.
Ok Jamie's narration says "his unique pasta sauce" but it could be argued that it is unique to most of the world... and this version of foriana is not one I have seen anywhere else.