Moroccan-Style Pearl Onions

Author: Canadian Living

This sweet side dish offers up melt-in-your-mouth pearl onions bathed in a cinnamon-infused, raisin-studded sauce. Serve alongside a roast or let it star as a vegetarian main dish served over rice.

  • Portion size 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

Method

To peel onions, drop into saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute; drain and chill under cold water. Slice off ends and peel.

In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown onions, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add ginger; stir for 30 seconds. Add stock, cinnamon and allspice; cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Add raisins and honey; simmer for 5 minutes.

Increase heat to medium-high; add lemon juice and cook, uncovered and stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened and vegetables are glazed. Serve garnished with coriander.

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1/2 cup (125 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 166 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 81.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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