Thursday, January 29, 2009
I stumbled upon Avesta's wonderful blog accidentally and discovered some of her awesome Middle Eastern recipes. One of which reminded me of a dish my mother used to make. Dolmades, traditionally are grape leaves filled with a rice and vegetable mixture. My mom used to make them with the Russian influence, a dish similar to the traditional Ukrainian stuffed cabbage rolls, "Golubtsi". Instead of the usual rice and pork mixture, she added in parsley, dill, diced tomatos, tomato paste, scallions and diced beef. My mom then stuffed them into grape leaves and cabbage and they were poached in a broth and devoured almost immediately!
Avesta's recipe was very similar and it inspired me to make them during my Middle Eastern week. I combined ground lamb, herbs, rice and a variety of spices to make these delectable rolls. I myself had 2 immediately after cooking them! Use your own creativity to combine limitless flavors! On Avesta's site she demonstrates several different vegetables that can be used to stuff! Thanks Avesta for this wonderful recipe!
*Please view Avesta's site for this wonderful recipe!
Here is how they look as you wrap them!
Posted by Mila at 11:16 PM