Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Daring Cook's Challenge

Our October 2010 hostess, Lori of Lori’s Lipsmacking Goodness, has challenged The Daring Cooks to stuff grape leaves. Lori chose a recipe from Aromas of Aleppo and a recipe from The New Book of Middle Eastern Food.

It's good to be back after a brief hiatus! Been so busy with uni lately but am happy that there is only four and a half weeks to go before I am finished with uni!

I will start off by saying that I adore Greek food! Absolutely love dolmades! It wasn't hard to find the ingredients here in Adelaide as there is quite a big Greek community around. I thought they would be quite fiddly to roll but it was actually quite simple!

The rolled up product. It was quite a challenge to make them look uniform because of the different size and shapes of the vine leaves.

Close up of the uncooked vine leaves.

The cooked product!

The interior of the roll.

I am glad to say that the final product was very tasty! It was very juicy and absorbed the flavours of the lemon and tamarind in the cooking liquid with hints of the spices in the meat. Will definitely make more in the future and experiment with different fillings!


Audax said...

I'm so happy that you enjoyed them so much and that interior close-up is stunning. Great that you could get all the ingredients so easily in SA. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

chef_d said...

Wow your stuffed grape leaves look perfect, good job on this challenge!

FamilySpice said...

Great job rolling! They all look perfect!