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Delicious Dolmades: A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe You Must Try!

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Delicious⁢ Dolmades:‌ A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe ‍You Must Try!

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Delicious Dolmades: ‌A Classic Greek Appetizer Recipe You Must Try!

Dolmades, also known as​ stuffed grape leaves, is a traditional Greek ⁢appetizer filled with a flavorful mixture of rice, herbs, and sometimes ground meat. This dish offers an explosion of flavors and is a wonderful way to whet your appetite.​ Today, we’re⁤ sharing an easy-to-follow ⁢recipe for you to ‌bring the richness⁢ of Greek cuisine to your​ dining table!

Ingredients

  • 60 vine​ leaves
  • 1 cup ​short grain rice
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup​ olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, finely​ chopped
  • 1/2 ⁤cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1/2 ​cup fresh ​parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp⁢ ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Prepare vine leaves by blanching them in boiling water. Remove‍ and let them drain.
  2. In a large pan, sauté the onion in half of the olive oil until translucent. Add in the rice and stir for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add in the dill, mint, parsley, pine nuts, currants, salt, ⁤and pepper. Mix well ⁢then ⁤remove from ⁢heat.
  4. Lay a vine leaf flat and add⁤ a spoonful of the mixture⁤ to the‍ center. Fold the edges inward and ⁣roll ‌into a tight cylinder. Repeat with the remaining leaves and filling.
  5. Place the stuffed leaves into a large ⁢pot. Pour over the rest of‌ the olive oil and lemon juice,⁢ then⁣ add enough water to‌ just cover the dolmades.
  6. Cover ⁢the pot and ‍simmer for about 50-60 minutes until the rice is fully cooked. Allow​ to cool‌ in the pot ‌before serving.

Enjoying Dolmades

There you have it: ​delicious and hearty dolmades you can serve at your next gathering⁢ or enjoy as a unique snack. This appetizer is best paired with tzatziki sauce ‌or a simple⁣ squeeze of lemon juice. Remember,‌ the key to making‌ perfect dolmades is to roll them tightly and to simmer them gently. Happy​ cooking!

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