How to use up a box of dried currants?
I bought a box of currants for a recipe and used about a half cup. I'd love some ideas to use up the rest of it! I know they appear in middle eastern cooking, and I love that cuisine, so that'd be fine with me!
couscous, quinoa or rice pilaf (or a curried grain salad)
As GHG says, they're nice in pilaf. I particularly recommend Itamar's Bulgur Pilaf from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi, where they marry nicely with coriander seeds, pink peppercorns, and sweet peppers and onions.
Here's the recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/foo...
Also great tossed into sauteed greens (spinach, chard, rapini, etc.) with toasted pine nuts or chopped toasted almonds and a squeeze of lemon juice or splash of vinegar.