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Catholic Recipe: Dolmas

    INGREDIENTS

  • 2-1/2 cups sliced onions
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup seedless raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fennel
  • 1 Tablespoon mint
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Grape leaves
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Origin: Syria; Greece

Also Called: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Dolmas or stuffed grape leaves, is also served with the Greek Easter Lamb on Easter Sunday. Depending on where you live, Easter may be too soon for fresh grape leaves, so this recipe may have to be saved for later.

DIRECTIONS

Fry the onions in oil. Add rice. Cook mixture for about 30 minutes. Stir in the other ingredients. Cook five more minutes. Allow the filling to cool. Place one teaspoon of filling in each grape leaf, then roll up the leaf. Line the bottom of a baking pan with grape leaves. Arrange the rolled Dolmas in the pan. Cover the pan. Cook in a slow oven (300°) for about 90 minutes, or until leaves are tender. Serve cold as an appetizer.

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
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