Grape leaves are a staple in Greek cooking. Think of the traditional dish stuffed grape leaves, or "dolmades," served in Greek homes and restaurants. Pick grape leaves fresh off the vine in late spring or early summer when the tender leaves are plentiful. Then, use them in Greek recipes or preserve and store them for later use.
How to identify, clean, and store fresh grape leaves By Maureen Abood On June 5, 2013 · 105 Comments · In Summer , Techniques , Vegan , Vegetables , Vegetarian Home » Rose Water & Orange Blossoms Blog – Fresh and Classic Lebanese Recipes » Stories and Recipes » Summer » How to identify, clean, and store fresh grape leaves
How to Preserve Grape Leaves Photo by Hank Shaw If you live in grape country — and most of us do — May through early July is the best time to pick grape leaves to use for dolmas, or stuffed grape leaves, throughout the rest of the year.
Blanch the Grape Leaves: Fresh grape leaves should be blanched before using. Either soak in very hot water for 15 minutes to soften the leaves or blanch grape leaves in a brine until they are soft (the time will depend on the leaves – fresh ones will only take a minute). Brine Recipe: 4 cups water 1 cup salt. Bring water to and boil.
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Here’s another way to store fresh grape leaves – pack them inside ziploc bags and freeze! When the dolma making day comes, which happens haphazardly when I suddenly feel I can squeeze in some time from my busy schedule to roll mounds of leaves, I mobilize the family to pick the leaves for me as I prepare the filling.
Jarring Fresh Grape Vine Leaves. 6 medium Sterilized Mason jars approx 360 fresh grape vine leaves, stems snipped 1 cup pickling salt 12 cups of water 1 egg. Wash and pat dry your grape vine leaves and then divide them into piles of 20. Roll each pile like a cigar or multi-leaved dolma and place three rolls into each jar.
Fresh or preserved grape leaves are used in making dishes such as dolmas (stuffed grape leaves). You can freeze or home-can grape leaves to have them ready to use throughout the year. Freezing is, by far, the easier and safer method of preservation. Grape leaves are low in acid, so home-canned grape leaves carry a risk of botulism, while frozen ...
Fresh grapes are a healthy and delicious snack, and they’re super easy to take on the go! Grapes are also packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and even fiber. Keep your grapes looking and tasting great by picking out a fresh bunch, storing them properly, and eating them within 5-10 days.