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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Lamb with Grape Leaves

(Caput Asi)

Lamb with Grape Leaves
250 gr grape leaves, fresh or in jar
250 gr lamb cubes, cooked with water
1 large onion, sliced
1/3 cup rice, washed and drained
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp crushed tomato in a can

1 garlic clove smashed with salt
1/2 cup yogurt

Soak the leaves in hot water for 2-3 minutes, then drain. Cut off the stems. Cut the leaves in chunks and place in a pot. Throw the cooked lamb and sliced onions on it. Now add the rice, crushed tomato, butter, 1 cup hot water, salt and pepper. Cook on medium-low heat with the lid covered. Check the water occasionally and if necessary, slowly add more hot water, until the rice is done.

Place Caput Asi in a service plate, put a few spoons yogurt with garlic on top and serve.


At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, sounds interesting... so, do you first slow-ook/braise the lamb in water, or do you first boil it quickly, then slow-cook it with all the other ingredients?

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

First sautee the lamb. It will leave some juice and continue cooking until all of it evaporates. Then cover with hot water and simmer until it's cooked.
The lamb will get tender after cooking with the rest of the ingrediens:)

At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Suzun said...

Your are just the best, thank you for identifying my Mum's recipe.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Suzun:)
Thank you very much. I am glad I posted this recipe that you love!

You're very welcome:)

At 5:12 AM, Blogger Arianna said...

Hi Binnur,

I have made this recipe for dinner last night and it turned out to be really delicious. Everybody liked it very much. I completed the dinner with other recipes from your great website (Kidney beans salad and potato borek and orange cookies) for a really great meal.
Thank you very much for posting the recipes!

Arianna (from Italy)


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