MOROCCAN STYLE PRAWNS

1 lb. large raw frozen prawns, thawed and peeled
1 large sweet onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced
Olive oil for sautéing
3 jars Cucina Fresca Smoked tomato sauce (if you can’t find this, use 1 28 oz. can
best quality imported diced tomatoes)
½ cup raisins or currants
1 Tb. each cinnamon and cumin
1 tsp. hot pepper flakes or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
If you can’t find Cucina Fresca Smoked tomato sauce – which is amazing, by the
way, you might want to add 1 Tb. smoked paprika for that extra punch of flavor.
Sauté’ the onion in enough olive oil to cover the bottom of a large pan till the
onion gets translucent, then toss in your garlic. Let that cook for less than a
minute, and then add the tomato sauce. Add your spices and let it all simmer
together for at least 10 to 15 minutes– you want the flavors to blend. Then put in
the prawns and let them cook till they’re pink and firm. Don’t let them cook too
long; it won’t take more than 3 or 4 minutes. Stir this around well, and serve it
over whole wheat couscous. Broccoli with salt, olive oil, and lots of lemon zest
goes great as a side dish, and if you have some, you might want to scatter some
slivered almonds on top. This will serve 4 people; it’s easy, and it’s really really
good!!