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Casablanca Onions

No recipe image available.Thickly sliced, sautéed Vidalia onions in a Moroccan-style spiced tomato sauce with raisins. This dish is so tasty you will want to make extra.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 sweet or Vidalia onions, thickly sliced
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 ounces jarred tomato sauce (optional: low-sodium variety)
1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
1 tablespoon raisins or dried currants
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
Ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat over low-medium heat. Add the olive oil and onions and sauté until soft, about 8 minutes. Remove the onions from the skillet. Add the coriander, cumin, and cinnamon to the skillet and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Return the onions to the skillet; add the tomato sauce, broth, raisins or currants, and bay leaf; and cook for 30 minutes or until the sauce is thick and the onions are very tender.
  3. Remove from heat and remove the bay leaf.
  4. Stir in the sugar and season with pepper to taste.

Makes 1 serving. (Increase recipe as needed.)

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): 108 calories, 3 g protein, 20 g carbohydrates, 2 g total fat, 4 g dietary fiber, 18 mg sodium

Copyright © 2006 Judith J. Wurtman, PhD and Nina Frusztajer Marquis, MD.

Reprinted from: The Serotonin Power Diet: Use Your Brain's Natural Chemistry to Cut Cravings, Curb Emotional Overeating, and Lose Weight by Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis © 2006 Judith J. Wurtman and Nina Frusztajer Marquis. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold.