"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > I only have "these" ingredients...help me be creative
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2008, 04:14 AM   #1
Senior Cook
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 453
Send a message via AIM to Russellkhan
Fresh Grape Leaves

A friend asked me today if I wanted some fresh grape leaves. I said yes, but don't know really what to do with them. I've never cooked with grape leaves before, so I'm looking for ideas. Dolmas are obvious, a good recipe for those would be welcome, but I'm open to any other suggestions as well.




Russellkhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 07:50 AM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,103
Stuffed grape leaves is a traditional Greek/Middle Eastern specialty. Recipes will vary by region. Bassically a mixture of ground meat and rice with or without tomato and various spices.

There are actually two different versions of a stuffedd GL. One is a hot dish as described above and the second is a cold appetizer without the meat.

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
GotGarlic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,484
I've only used them for stuffed grape leaves; did a Google search and found several recipes:
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
Senior Cook
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 453
Send a message via AIM to Russellkhan
Thanks for the input guys. I had planned to check in when I got the leaves and let you know what I was doing with them, but my friend and I have been missing connections an it's starting to look like I might not get them. My friend had said that they were ready to use now at the time when she asked me if I wanted them (the day I posted) and they're probably not good anymore. Just thought I'd let you know.

Russellkhan is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.