1 tbsp Basil, Chopped
1 Garlic Clove, Minced
5 oz Goat Cheese
12 Grape Leaves, brined
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (for Sauce)
8 oz Ground Pork/Sausage
1 1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper Garlic Herb Seasoning
1 tsp Lemon Pepper, Garlic and Herb Seasoning (for Sauce)
1/2 Lemon, juice & zest
Lemon, juice & zest (for Sauce)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
3/4 tsp Oregano, dried
1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
1/2 Yellow Onion, minced
Stuffed grape leaves, or Dolmades, are one of the most iconic Mediterranean dishes. Briny grape leaves are stuffed with a mixture of ground pork sausage, garlic, goat cheese and fresh herbs. The leaves are rolled and grilled until lightly charred on the outside, and creamy and gooey on the inside. Serve alongside a zesty lemon-yogurt dip for a delicious and unique appetizer.
In order to magnify the sweet, zesty notes in this recipe, we recommend using our New England Apple Hardwood Pellets.
Note: This recipe uses Louisiana Grills Lemon Pepper, Garlic and Herb Seasoning.
Note: The FDA recommends to cook ground meat to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F.
Looking to make this unique appetizer vegetarian? Swap out the ground pork sausage for some finely chopped eggplant.