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Stuffed Grape Leaves
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A classic dish that is common to many cultures, though it is said to have originated with the Ottoman Turks.

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Sephardic Meat Side Dish

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1 jar grape leaves
2 lb lean ground beef
1 cup short-grain rice
1 large onion, diced
1 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute onion and mix with ground beef, salt, pepper, dill weed, cumin and 1/2 cup oil.
  2. Add rice, water and mix by hand.
  3. Place washed leaf rib side up and add 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the center.
  4. Roll leaf and place into a saucepan, and repeat for remaining leaves.
  5. Add chicken broth, cover and simmer about 45 minutes over low heat until rice is done.

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Dulce says...
Rating is 3

I tried this from a friend dliesh: Oh, broccoli rabe is my favorite! Takes a bit of extra work though: blanch it in boiling water for a minute or two until soft, drain it. In a big skillet, saute some garlic, crushed red pepper, and a few anchovies if you eat fish (seriously, they melt into the oil and are so good). Toss the greens in the oil and cook for a few more minutes. Toss with a can of drained cannelini beans. This week I grated some of the turnips and thinly sliced the fennel to make a slaw. Dressing was 1 part cider vinegar, 1 part honey and two parts mayo. Have made this in the past with broccoli, red onions, raisins, candied cashews and bacon and will probably add some of those extras if I make it again.
Jul 4, 2013 (report abuse)

ElieC says...
Rating is 5

I made these yesterday and found them to be very tasty! I prefer these over vegetarian grape leaves - the flavor is more satisfying. I used beef instead of lamb. For the rice I used Italian Arborio.
Jan 11, 2010 (report abuse)

Rocky says...
Rating is 1

Seafood labeling can diifnetely be confusing! While King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel are both found in the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic Mackerel is a different species. Atlantic Mackerel is typically found in the North Atlantic Ocean whereas Spanish and King Mackerel are predominantly caught in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. If you're buying from a fish counter or fishmonger, try and ask to see if they can tell you which species they are referring to, or where the fish was caught which might help you discern which species it is. Silver Coho and Coho are often used interchangeably and refer to the same species. Wild Alaskan caught coho salmon is a great choice!
Dec 3, 2015 (report abuse)



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