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Warak Dawali -Feast In The Middle East

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Blanche and her mother Vera teach you the best tips and tricks to create the most delicious stuffed grape leaves you have ever had in your life!
Ingredients
  Grape leaves 200 Gram, blanched (as needed)
  Tomato slices 2 , sliced (as needed)
  Pureed tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs) (as needed)
  Salt To Taste
For stuffing
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), rinsed (of your choice)
  Melted butter 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (1- 11/2)
  Meat 1⁄2 Pound, diced (lamb, beef, chicken)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  All spice 1 Teaspoon
  Pureed tomatoes 3 Tablespoon (as needed)
Directions

MAKING
For Stuffing:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine rinsed rice, melted butter, diced meat, salt, pepper, all spice, and pureed tomatoes. Mix well.
To Assemble:
2. On a blanched grape leaf, place a spoonful of stuffing and roll in burrito style. Repeat and prepare more rolls until all the stuffing is used up.
3. In a pot, lay grape leaf at the bottom and top it with tomato slices.
4. Place rolled grape leaves on top of tomato slices and pour boiling water to cover everything.
5. Pour pureed tomato and season with salt. Cover with lid and simmer for 60-70 minutes.
6. Remove the lid and invert on a plate. Remove the grape leaves placed at the bottom of the pot.

SERVING
7. Serve and enjoy!

TIPS
Instead of butter you may use a mix of olive oil and butter.
If you do not have grape leaves you may stuff zucchini or tomatoes.

Things You Will Need
Mixing bowl
Pot
Plate

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Middle Eastern
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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