Sunday, October 18, 2015

Grape Leaves Selection

It took me a while to get used to them, but stuffed grape leaves is one of my favorite snacks now here in Saudi Arabia.  They are readily available already made in cans - the selection here is quite good. They are usually just stuffed with rice.  Or you can purchase just the grape leaves and make your own from scratch.  When we make our own at home, we will usually add in some spiced up ground beef.  I also prefer them with a strong lemony flavor as well.  


William Kendall said...

That's a product I've never heard of.

Bill said...

I've had these often in places like Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, usually stuffed with cooked rice, often quite seasoned and drenched in olive oil. I think they're called dolmades in Greece. For some years they have been available in the UK, usually in Greek or Lebanese delicatessens but I've also seen them in normal supermarkets, usually in the same areas where they sell fresh olives or stuffed sweet peppers, tabouleh, etc. I've always heard them referred to before as "stuffed vine leaves"rather than "stuffed grape leaves", but it's obviously the same thing.