Stuffed Vine Leaves
Turkish Yaprakes or Greek Dolmades. Always part of the Meze platter in in my parent’s home.
Recipe: Grandma Yvonne
1 cup rice cooked for 5mn in boiling water
1 onion chopped
250 gr vine leaves (sold in supermarkets)
1/2 lemon juice
Mix rice, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, lemon juice and 1 tsp oil.
Place one leaf at a time on a plate and place 1/2 tablespoon of rice mixture near bottom of leaf.
Fold the sides towards the centre and roll it up firmly.
Continue procedure, placing yaprakes in the bottom of a saucepan. Add lemon juice, salt, 250 ml water and 1 Tbsp oil. Weigh down yaprakes with a plate.
Cover with lid and cook on low for about 1 hour till leaves change colour and are very soft.
Let cool and serve with slices of lemon.
PS: Keeps for a long time in the fridge in a closed glass container.
Serve with drinks
As a starter with other salads
An interesting platter for a buffet table.
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