Friday January 20, 2012
Cooking is one of those things that I love so much, that even if a dish takes a bit more prep work, I don't mind. I enjoy having that extra time to myself to think and do mindless work like chopping and mixing (not that chopping is mindless... Since I am accident prone in the kitchen I have to concentrate on not cutting myself accidentally- that would be terrible).
On to the 2nd last Armenian dish of the month- Dolma!
Dolma is like an Armenian comfort food. I used to get so excited when my grandma would make it for me, although it was never often enough. Since those days I have figured out that if I learned how to make it myself, I can have it on a much more regular basis... Genius.
Dolma is basically vegetables stuffed with ground meat. It is a mixture of ground lamb and beef mixed with spices and herbs and can be stuffed into zuchinni, eggplant, tomatoes or peppers... and of course smothered in a thick yogurt/garlic mixture. It is delicious.. and what makes it better is that we traditionally serve it on a bed of buttery rice pilaf. YUM!
Recipe: DolmaServes 4