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Delicious Dolmades: A Traditional Greek Appetizer Recipe You’ll Love

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Delicious Dolmades: A Traditional ​Greek Appetizer Recipe You'll Love

What are the primary ingredients and prepping instructions in the traditional Greek⁤ dolmades recipe mentioned in the article? ‍

Delicious Dolmades: A Traditional Greek Appetizer Recipe You’ll Love

Welcome⁣ to our kitchen where today, we will be taking you through a culinary journey to Greece, specifically,‍ the art of making ⁣Dolmades. These stuffed grape leaves are‍ a ⁢traditional Greek dish that can be served as an appetizer or⁤ side dish, and are guaranteed ⁣to excite ‍your taste buds with their ​medley of Mediterranean flavors.

Ingredients:

  • 50 vine leaves (canned or fresh)
  • 1 1/2 cups of long-grain rice
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of dill, ⁤finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of mint, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Juice⁣ of 2 ‌lemons
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the vine leaves: If using fresh, boil them for 2-3 ​minutes.​ If canned, rinse well⁤ with warm water.
  2. In a large pan,⁣ sauté the onions with half of the olive oil until⁢ translucent. Add the pine nuts and⁣ sauté ⁤until golden brown.
  3. Add the rice ‌and sauté for a minute. Then, add in the dill, ‍mint, ⁣salt, pepper, the rest of the olive oil, and the juice of ⁣one lemon. Stir well.
  4. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of a vine‍ leaf ⁢and ​fold the ⁢sides and roll into a cigar shape. Repeat for the remaining leaves and‌ filling.
  5. Place the ​rolls​ seam side down in a pot, add the rest of the lemon juice, ‌and enough water‌ to cover the ⁣rice. Cook on low heat for about ⁢50-60 minutes.
  6. Let them cool ​and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon slices.

‍ From the crispness of the vine ‍leaves to the aromatics of dill and mint and ⁣the⁢ tangy punch from the lemon, Dolmades truly are a joy to prepare, ⁤serve, and most importantly, eat! They’re sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or family gathering, or ‌even just as a delicious part of a weekday meal. We hope you enjoy making and eating this traditional Greek appetizer as much as we do! Kali Orexi, or, as we say in English, Bon Appetit!

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