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Savor the Mediterranean: A Delicious Greek Dolmades Appetizer Recipe

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Savor the Mediterranean: A ⁢Delicious Greek Dolmades Appetizer Recipe

What are the key ingredients in⁣ the Greek Dolmades appetizer recipe featured in the ‘Savor ‍the Mediterranean’ series?

Savor the Mediterranean: A Delicious Greek Dolmades Appetizer Recipe

Greek Dolmades

Introduction:

Experience the ⁣vivid flavors of Mediterranean ‍cuisine in the comfort of your kitchen! This traditionalGreek Dolmades recipe is a testament to the fresh and vibrant​ flavors ⁣of⁤ Greece and ⁤a delicacy that is loved by people all around⁣ the ⁢world. Ideal as an ⁤appetizer, they’re packed with seasoned‌ rice, herbs, and optionally minced meat, all rolled in tender grape leaves. The secret to success lies ⁢in ⁣each meticulously wrapped bundle. Let’s embark on a culinary journey and make ⁤these delicious dolmades from scratch!

Ingredients:

  • 50 grape leaves, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked short-grain rice
  • 1 large onion, finely⁢ chopped
  • 1 bunch of dill, chopped
  • 1 bunch of mint, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt & ⁤Pepper to ​taste
  • Optional: 1/2 cup mince meat

Steps:

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onions⁤ in one tablespoon of olive oil until⁤ transparent.
  2. Add⁤ the rice, half the lemon juice, ‍half the herbs,‍ salt, pepper, and ‌water. Cover and simmer for about 10​ minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
  3. Prepare ⁤the⁤ grape leaves by rinsing them under cold water.
  4. Place about one teaspoon of ⁣the⁢ rice ​mixture in the center of the leaf, then fold the leaf over the‌ filling, tuck ‌in the sides and roll ⁢it like a mini cigar. Repeat until all leaves and filling are used.
  5. In‌ a large pot, arrange the rolled dolmades. Drizzle​ remaining olive oil and lemon juice ‍over them. Add enough water to cover ⁢half of the dolmades.
  6. Set a plate ⁣on top of the dolmades to keep them from unfolding, cover the pot and simmer for about‌ 50 minutes, or until the ⁤leaves are tender and the filling is cooked.

Outro:

And⁤ there you have it, the authentic Greek ⁢Dolmades, ready to serve and please your loved ones!⁣ You ‌can serve ‌them warm ⁢or at room temperature,⁤ drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil. They are⁣ excellent as an appetizer but can also‌ work ​as a part of a meze ​spread. The best part? The leftovers,‌ if any, taste even better the next​ day! This recipe serves⁢ as a charming introduction to Greek cuisine, nourishing your senses⁣ with its culmination of flavors. Kali ⁢Orexi, or as we say in⁤ English, Bon Appétit!


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