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                            STUFFED VINE LEAVES
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Greek
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   20                    Good-sized canned vine or
                         Grape leaves in brine
      1/2   c            Lean beef, cooked and chop
    1                    Clove of garlic, chopped
    1       tb           Tomato paste
    1       tb           Lemon juice
      1/8   ts           Cinnamon
    1       c            Cooked rice
    2       tb           Sscallions, chopped
      1/2   ts           Oregano
    2       tb           Parsley, chopped
                         Salt and pepper
                         Shredded lettuce for
    2       tb           Olive oil
    1       tb           Wine vinegar
   1. Drain the vine leaves. Drop them into a saucepan of
   boiling water and blanch for 5 min. Drain well. 2.
   Place the beef in a bowl. Add the garlic, tomato
   paste, lemon juice and cinnamon and blend well. Stir
   in the rice, scallions, oregano and 1 tbsp parsley.
   Season with salt and pepper. 3. Spread the vine leaves
   on a clean, flat surface. Remove any stalks without
   tearing the leaves. 4. Place a spoonful of stuffing on
   each leaf and press the stuffing together to make it
   compact. Fold in the sides on each leaf and roll up
   neatly. arrange the rolls on a serving dish and
   garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired. 5. Place
   the oil and vinegar in a small bowl and blen well with
   a wire whisk. Sprinkle the rolls with the remaining
   This dish: Dolmades
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