(WSVN) - Why not bring something different for Thanksgiving this year? We’ve got a dish that’s easy to make in tonight’s Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Wissam Baki
The Restaurant: Amal, Miami
The Dish: Stuffed Grape Leaves

Ingredients:
Filling:
3 3/4 cups arborio rice uncooked                   
3 cups tomato roma chopped                                    
2 1/2 cups yellow onion chopped                                 
2 tsp allspice                               
1 tbsp salt kosher                                         
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/4 cup lemon juice                                         
parsley  
1-2 jars of grape leaves (vine leaves) in brine

Brine:                                       
2 tbsp kosher salt
4 cups water                                                                                       
1 1/2 tbsp allspice    
1/3 cup pomegranate molasses      
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground white pepper  
3 1/4 cups lemon juice
Bring ingredients to a boil, stirring frequently. Ensure all ingredients are incorporated before taking off heat.

Method of Preparation:

  • Chop parsley thin and chop tomato and onion mix into cubes then mix allspice and olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Wash the rice twice then add it to the mix.
  • Open add a spoonful of the filling, then roll like a cigar. Lightly press down on the roll to help keep it from unrolling.
  • Line the bottom of a pot with sliced onions and green peppers. Line with grape leaves on top, then arrange the stuffed grape leaves across the layer.
  • When finished with stuffed grape leaves, press down with a heat-safe plate to keep leaves from unrolling.
  • Pour in brine and cook for an hour over low heat.

Amal
3480 Main Hwy, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33133
786-369-0846
amalmiami.com

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