Turkey Mrouzia with California Raisins
Submitted by: Rafih Benjelloun
Turkey stew with unique Mediterranean flavors.
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 small to medium-size turkey (6 to 8 lbs), cut into parts
- 3 large onions, divided
- 1/4 pound butter
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 or 4 bay leaves
- A large pinch of ground cloves
- A few strands of saffron, presoaked in warm water
- Salt; to taste
- 1 1/2 cups California raisins
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup blanched almonds, toasted
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
In large pot, heat oil; add and brown turkey. Dice 1 onion and add to pot along with butter, water, spices and salt to taste, stirring constantly. Cover and cook 35 to 40 minutes. Remove turkey from pot when done; set aside. Then, thinly slice remaining 2 onions and add to pot along with raisins; stir well and continue to cook 10 minutes more. Stir in honey; reduce heat to medium and cook a few minutes longer. Return turkey to pot and simmer another 10 minutes to reduce sauce and heat through.
To serve, arrange turkey pieces in center of large platter; spoon sauce over and garnish with plumped and drained raisins, toasted almonds, and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 680 (35% from fat); Total Fat 26g (sat 10g, mono 8g, poly 5g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 220mg; Protein 80g; Carbohydrate 30g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 26g; ); Iron 6mg; Sodium 320mg; Calcium 101mg; Potassium 1019mg
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