Main Dishes

Dolma

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Dolma is a Middle Eastern dish. In Western countries, it’s equivalent to stuffed cabbage roll. The origin of the word is from Turkey, which means the stuffed thing. It’s known to many cultures in different names and styles. Traditionally it is made from grape leaves. In Armenia, Cyprus, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon in addition to grape leaves it is also made from different vegetables like stuffed tomatoes, stuffed eggplants, stuffed cabbage, stuffed zucchini, and stuff

15
3 cups of long-grain rice
¾ tablespoon of allspice (ground)
1 lb of finely minced lamb
½ teaspoon of ground pepper
1 cup of tomato sauce
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 lb of grape leaves (canned or raw)
4 tbs of butter
salt as desired
large diced onion
Water
2 lemons
Prepare the leaves. If you are using raw grape leaves, you will have to prepare them. To prepare raw grape leaves, bring half a gallon of water to a boil and add salt to it. Put the grape leaves in the boiling water for about 15 min. take them off carefully, put them in a cold-water bath, and let them soak. Other wise, go directly to mix preparation. Prepare the filling. In a mixing bowl, mix together the rice, tomato paste, allspice, black pepper, garlic, meat, onion, and 1/4 cup of water. Keep mixing until all the ingredients are well distributed (see picture). Fill the grape leaf. Take about a teaspoon of the mix and put it on the middle of the grape leaf. Then, spread the mix evenly as a half a cylinder. Remember to leave about 1/4 inch space from each end of the leaf. This will make folding the leaf easier. Now, fold from the stem end of the leaf. Then, tuck in the empty sides toward the center. After that, keep folding until you have a completer roll of a grape leaf(see picture). Repeat the folding procedure on the rest of the mix. Finally, start laying the rolled grape leaves in a pot. make sure you lay them close to each other. Cook. Put the pot on a stove and pour about 2 cups of water in the pot. Then, spread the butter evenly on the top of grape leaves. Cover the pot with its lid and cook on high for about two hours. Usually, the cooking time depends on the stove and the material of the pot. However, cooking can be about one hour and fifteen minutes after the mix has come to a boil. After the cooking is done, turn off the stove and let stand uncovered for about 10 minutes. Serve. On a serving plate, take out one grape leaf at a time and arrange them as desired. Preferably, Dolmas are served hot. Finished.
Nutritions

Calories
502

Sodium
21mg
0% DV

Fat
38g
58% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
5g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
Meat:
40 oz Chicken Drumsticks and Tights
Sauce:
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Low-sodium Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup
1 tsp Dry Parsley
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Granulated Garlic
2 people
  • Preheat the oven to 425 °F (200 °C).
  • Season your meat well with salt, pepper and Cayenne pepper. Place the meat in the pot.
  • In one bowl mix all ingredients for the...

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Nutritions

Calories
9238

Sodium
14mg
0% DV

Fat
866g
1332% DV

Protein
10g
21% DV

Carbs
13g
4% DV

Fiber
10g
42% DV