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Here's how to make Dolmades with Alessi.

We're back in the kitchen with a classic Greek dish, Dolmades! Our home chef, Vickie Botonakis, picked up this recipe from her parents who were born and raised in Greece.

Botonakis is a pastry chef at a high end Italian restaurant in Chicago. She loves making gourmet desserts for special occasions, especially cakes, cupcakes and cookies.

This pastry chef said Dolmades is one of her favorite Greek foods. According to Botonakis, the trick to making these wraps that resemble egg rolls is to add a good amount of olive oil to bring out the taste!


Dolmades Filling:

- 1 Cup long Grain Rice

- 3/4 cup Alessi oil

- 1 onion (finely chopped)

- 1 cup water

- 2 lemons, juiced (1/2 cup or more)

- 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley

- 1-2 tablespoons of fresh dill

- 1/2 teaspoon of Alessi salt

- 1/2 teaspoon of Alessi pepper

- 50-60 fresh grapevines leaves

Greek Salad:

- Cucumber

- Tomatoes

- Green onion

- Red vinegar

- Salt/pepper

- Olive Oil

- Oregano


- Rinse grape leaves under cold water to remove juice.

- Place grape leaves onto a plate and damp dry.

- Heat 1/2 cup of oil into a saute pan. (Or any pan to your liking).

- Once it is hot, place in 1 finely chopped onion. (cook till soft/ translucent).

- Make sure you keep stirring so you don't burn them.

- Once it is to your liking add in your 1 cup of long grain rice

- Mix for a minute or two.

- Let simmer for 5 minutes.

- Add in dill, parsley, lemon juice and salt/pepper.

- Make sure to taste it. You might need to add more lemon juice to it or salt/pepper.

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