Feb 14, 2010

Mediterranean Food: Greek Dolmades - Filled Grape Leaves

This year for the first time I will be able to use my first fresh Grape Leaves and since I am a impatient person I just have to try as many different version I can get my hands on.

This recipe also was part of my Mezze. But I wanted to make a post out of it. so take a look and try them yourself.


Greek Dolmades - Filled Grape Leaves


1 can Grape leaves

2 lb Lean ground beef

1 cup Short-grain rice

1 large Onion, copped

1 tsp Dill weed

1/2 tsp Cumin

1/2 cup Vegetable oil

2 cup Chicken broth or water

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

Place meat into large bowl and add copped onion, salt, pepper, dill weed, cumin and oil not to forget the rice.

Mix by hand until blended together.

Place about 1 tablespoon mixture in the center of washed leaf (ribs up) 

roll into narrow roll.

Place rolls into pot in layers. 

Cover each layer with some leafs.

Put a plate onto the rolls to make sure the don`t unravel.

Add chicken broth.

Cover and simmer about 45 minutes over low heat until rice is done.

Serve plain, with wedges of lemon or with egg lemon sauce.


cuppy said...

I'm in love with the step by step pictures. Dolmathes are on my list of things to do this summer (I'm so nervous!).

Display Name said...

I'm so impressed that you made your own Dolmades and your falafels look amazing! Well done!