Main Dishes

Ahi Tuna Medallions with Raisin Medley
A medley of raisins and fruits combine to elevate tuna to another level.

Ancho Chile California Raisin-Cherry glazed Pork Medallions with Almonds
By Anna Ginsberg, Grand Prize, Entree Category, Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
California raisins, ancho chiles and cherry preserves make an easy prize-winning topping for pork tenderloin.

Apple Cider Braised Chicken Breast with California Golden Raisins
Braise chicken breasts with shallots, cider and golden raisins; serve with a creamy sauce.

Bacon, Kale, and California Raisin Strata
Assemble this strata the night before and pop in the oven in the morning!

Baked Chicken with Champagne Raisins
Plump raisins in Champagne to make a tasty creamy sauce for cooked diced chicken.

Baked Cod with California Raisin Sambal
Tasty cod with an Asian twist.

Beef and California Raisin Picadillo
California raisins, beef and tomatoes spice up tortilla wraps or stuffed peppers.

Best Dressed Hens
Raisin, apricot and orange flavors stuff Cornish game hens along with rice and white wine.

Braised Brazilian Beef Shanks with Peanuts (Con Maní)
Garlic-flavored beef shanks stewed with carrots and onion, topped with peanuts and Zante currants.

Braised Moroccan Lamb
Leg of lamb braised in wine with carrot, onion, celery and tomato, and sauced with raisins and almonds.

Braised Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion, Raisin and Pine Nut Ragu
Buttery browned onions and California raisins flavor tender pork chops in this ragu.

Braised Portuguese Pork Chops with Clams and California Raisins
By John Csukor
Add California raisins, sun-dried tomatoes and clams to wine and garlic marinated chops for ethnic flavors.

Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto and Sage served with California Raisins and Parmesan Potato Purée
Show off these elegant chicken breasts with a raisin sauce and potato purée.

Burgers with Raisin Salsa
Tomatoes, basil and raisins combine to make a unique salsa for stuffing and topping grilled burgers.

Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Raisin Sauce
Sweet-sour raisin-tomato sauce covers these stuffed cabbage leaves with tantalizing flavor.

California Cristo
French-toasted California raisin bread sandwich served with hot raspberry-habanero dipping sauce

California Oven-roasted Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with California Raisins and Smoked Ham
Smoked ham and raisins fill bread stuffing and game hens with a tangy, sweet flavor.

California Raisin Chipotle Quesadilla
California raisin chipotle barbecue sauce add sweet and spicy flavor to these quesadillas!

California Raisin-Almond Chicken Curry (Murghi Kismis Salan)
Spicy curry, raisins and almonds add Asian flavors to chicken breasts.

Celebration Turnovers
Mustard-sauced ham and raisins fill these easy turnovers.

Chicken and Raisin Balti
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
A spicy curry in the East Indian style. Serve it with lots of bread.

Chicken Breast Rolls with California Golden Raisins and Spinach
By Rinaldo Boscaro
Spirals of raisin and spinach stuffed chicken breasts served with tomato sauce and rice or noodles.

Chicken Breast with Zesty Raisin Relish
Southern-style corn relish with raisins lifts chicken breasts to new heights.

Chicken Breast, Sweetbreads and Raisins with Sauce Verjus
Combine sweetbreads, raisins and a chicken breast with sauce of green grapes and carrots.

Chicken Breasts with California Raisins and Oranges
Tender chicken smothered in an orange and garlic flavored raisin sauce.

Chicken Quarters with California Raisins, Tomato and Thyme
These everyday ingredients make for extra-ordinary flavorful chicken!

Chicken with California Raisin Mole
Cocoa powder and peanut butter make a traditional Mexican hot sauce the perfect accompaniment for grilled chicken breasts.

Chilaquiles with California Raisins and Chicken Chorizo
Spicy Mexican sauce, crispy tortilla strips and chicken make an exciting dish.

Chile-Sugar Cured Pork Tenderloin with Smoked Corn-Jalapeño Whipped Potatoes, Raisin-Port Chipotle Demi-Glace
Stand pork tenderloin in a sweet-spicy cure. Cook and serve with a raisin and red wine sauce.

Cinnamon Broiled Chicken with California Raisins and Red Chile Pecan Sauce
Glaze chicken halves with seasoned cinnamon and raisins. Then, serve with pecan and raisin butter sauce.

Citrus-Raisin Sauced Salmon Steak
Irresistible salmon steaks in a sparkling sweet California raisin sauce.

Country Ribs with Waldorf Gravy
Walnuts, apple, celery and California raisins add spiced flavors to these country-style ribs.

Crown Roast of Pork with Golden Raisin Hazelnut Stuffing

Curry-braised Chicken, Raisin and Potato Tarts
Chicken, raisin, vegetable and potato filled pastries with sauce.

Easy Chicken Stir-Fry
So quick! So easy! Supper's ready in a jiffy!

Embutido (Filipino Meat Loaf)
Pork and chicken combine with raisins and chopped vegetables for a typical sweet Filipino dish.

Fiesta Brunch Strata
Make it; keep it in the refrigerator overnight; bake it and serve a hearty brunch entrée.

Filet Mignon in Red Chile and California Raisin Mole with Avocado and Cilantro Sprigs
Southwestern flavors on a tender filet mignon.

Fish Stew with California Raisins (Bacalao de Noche Buena)
By Chef Pilar Sanchez
After the holidays, forget tradition and make this with poached fresh cod, salmon or halibut.

Five-Spice Quail with Raisin and Nectarine Chutney
Raisin-nectarine chutney accompanies five spice quail.

Fragrant Roast Pork with Five-Spice Relish
By Lisa Keys, Honorable Mention - Main Courses/Entrees - Wise Choice Recipe Contest
It's quick! It's easy! It's delicious! Perfect for the family on the go!

Fricassee of Chicken Casserole with California Raisins
Home-style chicken-vegetable stew with double California raisins.

Gluten Free Curried Turkey and Raisin Salad Wraps
These wraps are healthy and delicious.

Golden Raisin-coated Sea Bass Napoleon
Stack raisin-coated sea bass with crispy wonton wrappers and spinach to serve with raisin vinaigrette and greens.

Grilled Chicken with Guajillo Chile and California Raisin Pipian
For more tangy, spicy Mexican flavors, reheat the chicken in the sauce.

Grilled Duck Breast with Braised Endive, Raisins, Roasted Apples and Red Wine Jus
Grill the duck and present with baked apple rings, endive and red wine jus.

Grilled Filet Mignon with California Raisin-Onion Jam, Baked Tomatoes and Spinach-Peanut Sauté
Baked tomatoes and sautéed spinach garnish the plate for this exceptional filet with raisin-onion jam.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Raisin-Rum Sauce and Garlic Sweet Potatoes
Flavors of the Caribbean sparkle with rum sauce and garlic sweet potatoes.

Grilled Lamb and Raisin Patties with Greek Villager Salad
Raisins in the arugula salad and in the lamb patties -- incorporating Greek flavors throughout.

Grilled Lamb Chops, Red Salsa with California Raisins (Salsa de Pasitas Rojas) and Fennel Salad
Almonds, raisins, olives and red chiles add flavor to lamb chops.

Grilled Limoncello Chicken with California Raisins
The season's hottest liqueur adds flavor to the chicken and to the raisins, too.

Grilled Pork Chops with Pickled Red Onions and Raisin-Fig-Balsamic Sauce
Prepare Raisin-Fig-Balsamic sauce, pickled onions and corn with black beans well in advance.

Grilled Tuna with California Golden Raisin Chutney (Muchee Kismis)
Spicy, tangy raisin chutney -- a natural with fish and other meats, too.

Grilled Veal Chop with Raisin-Rice Pilaf
Easy marinated chops, even easier pilaf, and tasty asparagus salad for a meal to remember.

Halibut with Raisins, Pine Nuts and Serrano Ham
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Tangy citrus sauce with California raisins dresses up halibut.

Ham Pitawiches
Tropical pineapple, ham, raisins and walnuts with shredded carrot and lettuce fill pita pockets.

Ham Rolls with Raisins (Rollitos de jamon con pasas)
Let the kids roll 'em. Heat quickly and listen for the lip smackin'!

Honey Chipotle Raisin Glazed Salmon
By Beverley Sibertson
A sweet and spicy salmon fillet makes a quick and healthy meal.

Honey Ham and Mango Naan
Chewy Indian flat bread holds honey-baked ham and raisin-mango chutney.

Honey Raisin Duck with Rice Dressing, Gingersnap Gravy and Brussels Sprouts
Raisins and honey flavor roast duck and gingersnap gravy tops it off.

Honey-roasted Duckling Spiked with Tabasco, California Raisins and Guajillo Chile Sauce
By San Hemwattikit
Rub-a-dub-dub a duck with Tabasco and honey, roast and serve it with a hot chile sauce and raisins.

Island Chicken Wraps
Golden raisins, chipotle chile peppers and Jamaican jerk-flavored chicken in these handy wraps.

Italian Meatballs with California Raisins
Combination of meats with California raisins, red wine and seasonings make great meatballs.

Lamb and California Golden Raisin Pastilla with Pine Nuts and Mint
Pastillas filled with lamb, raisins and pine nuts, baked and liberally sauced.

Lamb Chops with Red Wine and California Raisins
Succulent lamb chops with a peppery raisin and red wine sauce.

Lamb Shanks with Olives and Raisins Cuban-style
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Spicy Latin-flavored tomato sauce adds sparkle to lamb.

Lightened Up Pulled Pork for Slow Cooker
Spicy pork to fill tacos for eating out of hand.

Lost Bread with California Golden Raisins (Pain Perdu)
Exciting California flavor gives a new twist to a New Orleans classic French toast.

Mango-Raisin Turkey Picadillo Wraps
From The National Turkey Federation
Wrap up chopped turkey, mango and raisins for a tasty lunch.

Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers with California Raisin Sambal (Murghi Kebabs)
Spicy garam masala and jalapeno peppers heat up the chicken on these skewers.

Marinated Venison Chop with Horseradish Crust and Raisin Sauce
California raisins and tangy horseradish make outstanding venison chops.

Matzo Brei
A favorite Passover recipe, these fried eggs make good breakfasts anytime.

Mayan Soft Tacos
By Marion Stevens, Honorable Mention - Main Courses/Entrees - Wise Choices Recipe Contest
Extra juicy, extra good take-alongs appeal to young and old, alike.

Mediterranean Frittata with California Raisins
For a healthier spin on a quiche, go crustless to create this frittata.

Mediterranean Quiche with California Raisins
California raisins add a touch of sweetness to this savory Mediterranean quiche.

Mogul Kebabs with Raisin-Pistachio Stuffing
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
California raisins and pistachios fill kebabs with surprising flavor.

Moroccan Bisteeya with California Raisins
By John Csukor
Chicken, almonds and California raisins encased in phyllo and Mediterranean flavors.

Moroccan Lamb Tangine
A Moroccan slow cooker or tangine cooks raisin seasoned lamb to perfection.

Moroccan-seasoned Chops with Fruited Couscous
The 4-Cs -- cumin, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne spice up boneless pork chops to serve with fruited couscous Moroccan-style.

New York Steak with California Golden Raisin Steak Sauce (Salsa Blanca para Bistek) and Asparagus Salad
Chiles de Arbol and California Golden Raisins in a creamy sauce dress up New York steaks.

No-Fuss Fish
A quick fix dinner filled with omega-3 fatty acids and good California raisins, too.

North African Braised Chicken
Aromatic spices bring tantalizing goodness to this feast.

Oven-roasted Pork Loin Rack “No Regret” with California Raisin and Golden Curry Sauce
By Sam Hemwattikits
Add raisins to the golden curry sauce, roast the pork loin and serve with love.

Pan Roasted Sea Scallops with Wilted Spinach, California Raisins and Pine Nuts
Elegant, quick, easy! Make it for dinner, tonight!

Pan Seared Striped Bass with Leeks, California Raisin Fondue and Curry Mousseline
A base of mellow leeks and raisins with sea bass for an easy curry mousseline.

Pan-Seared Sole with California Raisin Mousseline
It's Sole-delicious!

Papillote of Salmon with Fennel, California Golden Raisins and Orange Flavors
Simple to prepare, dramatic presentation, so good to eat, too.

Pavo Quesadilla with Raisin Fruit Chutney
From National Turkey Federation
Tempting turkey quesadillas and chutney for a crowd!

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Raisin-Watermelon Salad
Spicy raisin-mustard flavored salad accents crusty chicken breast.

Peruvian Beef Wrap
Genuine Latin flavors all wrapped up in a quick-fix sandwich.

Picadillo Shaobing Sandwiches
These Asian street sandwiches start with a quick flaky flatbread, filled with a delicious picadillo and get their tangy sweet punch from the raisins and olives.

Pork Chops with California Raisins and Ancho Chiles
Raisins, ancho chiles and onions bake flavor into pork chops to serve with a creamy cilantro sauce.

Pork Tenderloin Mole
Here's that secret cocoa ingredient, again, to tame hot chili sauce with tenderloin and beans.

Pork Tenderloin with Hoisin-Raisin Sauce
Raisins lift this Oriental sauce to new levels and serve with roast pork.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Garlic, Ginger and Raisins
Cook a fresh pork roast for this richly flavored filling, and let the California raisins do the rest.

Pulled Pork with Raisin Corn Bread
This saucy mixture on raisin corn bread definitely is not finger food.

Pumpkin Tamales Filled with Shredded Beef and California Raisins
By Chef Pilar Sanchez
Add nutritious pumpkin to beef-filled tamales for a healthy dish.

Quail Stuffed with Tomato-Raisin and Pistachio Pilaf
Raisins, rice and nuts with tomato sauce could fill boneless Cornish game hens, too.

Red Snapper Veracruzo
From Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Crispy snapper fillets with peppery tomato sauce.

Red Wine Roasted Chicken with California Raisins and Bread Stuffing
Red wine and shallots; day-old bread and raisins -- perfect filling for a roasting chicken.

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Onion Jam and Gorgonzola Cheese
Red onion jam with golden raisins tops roast beef tenderloin on toasted focaccia.

Roast Breast of Chicken with Gorgonzola, Raisins and Pine Nuts
Tangy Gorgonzola and California raisins make irresistible chicken.

Roast Quail Stuffed with Swiss Chard and California Raisins
California raisins, Swiss chard and pine nuts lend subtle flavors to wine-sauced quail.

Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Fennel-Raisin Gnocchi, Wilted Watercress, California Raisin Caponata and Syrah Butter
California Raisin caponata and fennel gnocchi transform beef tenderloin.

Roasted Amish Chicken with California Golden Raisin Glaze and Asparagus
Glaze the chicken with golden raisins and serve asparagus with golden raisin vinaigrette.

Roasted Chicken with Raisin-Pine Nut Jam and Shaved Fennel, Golden Raisin and Chanterelle Salad
Guajillo chiles spice up a tangy grill mop while a raisin salad and jam take the edge off.

Roasted Leg of Lamb and Minty Raisin Jam
Perfect mint and raisin jam to accompany perfectly seasoned lamb.

Roasted Salmon with Pearl Barley and Parsley Coulis
Fish and grain accented with parsley sauce.

Saffron-infused Sea Bass with California Raisins, Butter Beans and Garlic
By John Csukor
A few saffron threads color this whole dining experience.

San Joaquin Valley Chicken
Raisins and wild mushrooms strut their stuff with chicken breasts and vegetables.

Sautéed Foie Gras Sandwich of California Raisins and Figs with Frisée Lettuce
All meat sandwich with Bayonne ham between two slices of foie gras garnished with raisins, frisée and peppers.

Sautéed Gulf White Shrimp with Jasmine Rice, California Raisins and Spicy Sauce
California raisins, jasmine rice and saucy shrimps for dinner tonight!

Sautéed Lamb T-Bones with Fresh Thyme and Creamy Raisin Grits
Creamy grits with raisins and spinach combine with lamb T-bones and mint sauce.

Sautéed Rabbit with Almonds and California Golden Raisins
Try something different with this easy raisin and cilantro-herbed rabbit.

Sautéed Veal Chops with Braised Juniper Berry Red Cabbage
Buttery cabbage surrounds the tenderness of sautéed veal chops.

Savory Leek, California Raisin and Ricotta Tart
Easy to prepare and delicious.

Sea Scallops with California Raisin-Currant Chutney
By Betty Nichols, Honorable Mention, Entree Category, Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
Broiled scallops served with raisin-currant chutney -- a real winner every time.

Seared Chicken Breast and Raisin Couscous with Moroccan Tangine Sauce
Golden raisins and a multitude of spices sauce chicken breasts and raisin studded couscous.

Seared Cod and Ragu of Wilted Greens, Butternut Squash and California Raisins with Crispy Pancetta
Tasty, colorful combination of vegetables, raisins and fish.

Semolina Crusted Alaskan Salmon, California Raisin Ratatouille and Wilted Spinach
High protein semolina and salmon served with raisin and ratatouille for a completely nutritious meal.

Sizzling Snapper with Coconut-Lemongrass Curry, Pineapple and California Golden Raisin Fried Rice
Have everything ready so snapper comes to the table sizzling.

Skillet-Roasted Elk Loin with Braised Red Cabbage and California Natural Raisin-Bourbon Jus
Start a day ahead to infuse the cabbage for a raisin glazed elk dinner worthy of praise.

Skirt Steak Bourbon Street Style
Rich raisin-mushroom sauce complements the bourbon-glazed steak.

Smoked Turkey Waldorf Melt
Traditional Waldorf salad plus raisins and turkey with melted Gruyere cheese on honey wheat bread.

Smoky Steak Party Pops with Sweet and Tangy Raisin Sauce
Serve these fun, full-flavored hands-on smoky steak sticks with luscious sweet and sour raisin dipping sauce. Perfect for a party!

Soy-glazed Spatchcock Breast with Fork-crushed Potato Purée with Fresh Beans, Red Pepper Confit and Soy Raisin Sauce
By Chefs Kwok Ho Chow and Ping Fung Lam, Hong Kong
Marinate spring chicken breasts in soy sauce and raisins and stuff with raisins and walnuts.

Spanish Mountain Paella with California Golden Raisins
By John Csukor
Spanish rice and raisins with chicken, sausage and shrimp.

Spanish Tortilla (Tortilla de patatas) with California Golden Raisins Catalan Sauce
A small torte or Spanish omelet served with a rich tomato and raisin sauce.

Spice-rubbed Colorado Lamb Sirloin with Contadina-style Potatoes and Spicy Eggplant and Golden Raisin Relish
Marinate the lamb with spicy harissa and serve it with golden raisin and eggplant relish

Spicy Chicken Stew with California Golden Raisins
Stew chicken with raisins, fresh gingerroot and several spices for a tropical flavor.

Stuffed Chicken (Gallina Rellena)
Roast chicken stuffed with meats, vegetables, raisins and pineapple.

Stuffed Quail with California Raisins and Almonds
By Chef Pilar Sanchez
The delicate texture and flavor of quail blended with rice and raisins are so very good.

Sunshine Cheeseburgers
By Shelley Hunter, First Prize - Main Courses/Entrees - Wise Choices Recipe Contest
A juicy cheeseburger with sweet California raisins will be a family favorite.

Sweet and Savory Argentine Empanadas
Lots of Latin flare in these tasty meat pies.

Sweet and Spicy Chili
By Jennica Mosier, Honorable Mention - Entree Category Coast-to-Coast Recipe Contest
An unbelievable meld of flavors with beef, tomato, mushrooms, olives, beans and California raisins.

Sweet and Spicy Jerk Chicken
Caribbean jerk flavors go naturally with California raisins.

Sweet Stuffed Sicilian Pork Loin
credit: Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

Tamarind-Golden Raisin Glazed Roasted Chicken with Apple-Onion Potato Purée
Sweet sour raisin glaze with tamarind and orange roasts chicken to perfection.

Tempting Tuna Pita Pockets
Tuna, crunchy apples and raisins make a mouthwatering sandwich.

The Sundance
Grilled pork and Swiss cheese on whole grain bread gets a boost from citrus aioli and apple-raisin relish.

Thin Pork Chops with Raisin Mustard Nut Relish
The natural combination of mustard with pork raises the bar even higher with California raisins.

Tortilla-encrusted Chicken with California Golden Raisins served with Mole Sauce
Golden raisins, pecans, chorizo and mole for a Tex-Mex chicken with tricolor tortilla crust.

Trout Stuffed with Raisins
Mix of raisins, walnuts and vegetables keep trout moist while it bakes.

Turkey and Smoked Gouda Sandwich with Blueberry Raisin Chutney
From The National Turkey Federation
An extra special sandwich and delicious chutney.

Turkey Cutlet on Ciabatta with California Raisin and Red Onion Marmalade
Turkey scaloppina, raisins and red onions on ciabatta -- what could be better?

Turkey Raisin Waldorf Sandwich
Turkey salad and raisin bread - a perfect combination!

Turkey-Raisin Picadillo Sliders
Turkey sliders with sweet California raisins and spicy sauce.

Tuscan Tomato Focaccia
Raisin and tomato jam spooned over chicken and cheeses in a grilled focaccia sandwich.

Vietnamese Stir-fried Chicken with Nuts and California Raisins
A quick stir-fry of chicken breasts, California raisins and nuts.

Wild Striped Sea Bass Roasted with Fennel, Sweet Onion, Heirloom Tomatoes and California Golden Raisins
The delicate flavor of fennel makes sea bass very interesting.

Yum Yum Veggie Sliders with California Raisins
These satisfying chipotle black bean sliders have a sweet side with a little kick.