Dolmades





Dolmades are wine leaves stuffed with rice. Though dolmades have a long history in Greece, the recipe itself is from the Arab cuisine. The rolled leafs are filled with rice, dill and other herbs, onion, parley, salt and pepper. The dolmades are then cooked in water and can be served hot or cold.

Dolmades usually contain no meat, but if you are a vegetarian it is better to ask, just to be sure. On other Greek islands and in Turkey dolmades can be prepared with mince meat instead of rice.

You can buy dolmades in tins and jars in Greek supermarkets, but be warned that these taste terrible when compared to the freshly prepared dolmades in tavernas, which taste delicious.

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