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How to Make Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe along with PHOTO SHOOT

Stuffed Grape Leaves Recipe

This recipe is a famous dish from the regions of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and the middle east.
This traditional Mediterranean food includes lamb-and-rice stuffed grape leaves that are fragrant with mint, marjoram, cinnamon, cumin, and allspice.
it can be Served with lemon wedges and plain yogurt for dipping.
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It may sound weird to stuffed plant leaves, but believe me, this one deserves to give it a try, also it is kind of a little bit difficult for a newbie person, but as an everyday cooker, it sounds easy because it takes time to roll the leaves.

I made about 150 fingers of grape leaves LOL.

Once I start to eat I can’t stop.

Anyway, This is my own recipe in my own way, you’ll find many other ways of making these grape leaves, with different fillings. I hope you’ll like my way.

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Stuffed Grape Leaves

Yield:  grape leaves
Prep time:  60 mins
Cooking time:  55 mins

Ingredients:

1 kg of grape leaves

For filling:
1 1/2 cup short-grain rice
200g minced lamb meat
1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped mint
1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 tsp black pepper
salt, to taste
1/2 tsp cinnamon

For Sauce:
6 Cups of water
3 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 medium onion
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

The way:

In a large saucepan bring water to boil, cook the grape leaves in a boiling water for a minute until changing color.
Drain the leaves in a colander.

In a bowl wash and soak rice for 20 minutes, drain. Into the rice, add the lamb meat, parsley, mint, all the mentioned ingredients, mix until well combined.

Take a leaf of grape and place the filling and follow the steps in the photo below.

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In a large saucepan, place 3 leaves at the bottom and rows the wrapped leaves.

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To prepare the sauce: in another saucepan bring the 6 cups of water to boil, add the lemon, tomato paste, spices, oil, and onion. Boil for 5 minutes. Pour the sauce gently on the rows of grape leaves until cover.

Take a plate and place it upside down on top of the leaves, cook for two minutes on a high heat then reduce heat to medium.
Cook at a medium heat for about 45-55 minutes until well cooked.

Remove the plate and serve the grape leaves.

ENJOY!

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