Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stuffed Grape Leaves: Lebanese Recipe





Grape vine that Fadia have growing in her backward, a separate post dedicated on how to set up and grow your own grape vine trellis is coming soon to the blog. This is where Fadia and mom handpicked the medium and large size leaves to use for the dish, leaving the small size leaves to grow.  Having a grape vine is great for providing a shaded seating area that one can use as the sun sets in the afternoon. If a house has a backward in Lebanon, chances are that it will have a grape vine as well. It is very common to smoke "hookah" at night and have company over under the vine.




Mom rolling the leaves, she makes the best grape leaves


Ingredients:
1 lb of ground beef
1 cup of white rice
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 head of garlic peeled
3 cups of water
2 lemon juice

Preparation:
If you are using fresh grape leaves then soak the leaves in a boiling water for 1 minutes and if you are using grape leaves from the jar, the leaves are salty so be careful when adding salt.

Rinse the rice with water then mix it with the ground beef, salt and pepper and the tomato paste. Roll the grape leaves and put it in a container on a medium high stove with the peeled garlic. Add water, juice of two lemons, once it starts to boil turn the heat to low and let it boil for about 30 minutes or until the leaves are done. If you are using the leaves from the jar then you need to let it boil for about an hour or so.. Enjoy

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  20. Hey ladies, these grape leaves must be delicious! My Turkish best friend makes them as well and I adore them! Thanks for the cool post and your lovely comments! xoxo from Spain
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  30. Ahh, these have been on my list forever! I love grape leaves! I will have to track down the ingredients..

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  44. One of my favorite food.
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  46. wow, I didn;t know the receipe is lebanese, we also have this dish in my country - Romania, and I love it!
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