Lima beans with grilled stuffed vine leaves
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Lima beans with grilled stuffed vine leaves
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:27:27 AM. Recipe ID 62366. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Lima beans with grilled stuffed vine leaves
 Categories: Main dish, Vegetarian
      Yield: 8 Servings
 
MMMMM--------------------STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES-------------------------
     32 lg Bottled grape leaves
    2/3 c  Cooked, chopped spinach
    2/3 c  Red bell peppers, roasted &
           -- diced
    2/3 c  Zucchini, grilled & diced
    2/3 c  Yellow squash. grilled &
           -- diced
      3 tb Cilantro, chopped
      2 tb Lime juice
           Salt
           Hungarian paprika
           Olive oil spray

MMMMM-------------------------LIMA BEANS------------------------------
  1 1/2 c  Lima beans, soaked
      8 c  Water
      1 ea Bay leaf
      2 tb Extra-virgin olive oil
    1/2 tb Mustard seeds
      2 ea Jalapeno peppers, seeded &
           -- slivered
      1 ea Red bell pepper, chopped
      1 c  Tomato, chopped
           Salt & pepper
      3 tb Parsley, chopped
      3 tb Mint, chopped
 
  soak grape leaves in cool water for 10 minutes. Rinse, dry on paper
  towels & cut away tough stems.
  
  Combine vegetables & cilantro in a bowl.  Add half of the lime juice &
  season with salt & paprika.  Place 1 tb of mixture on each leaf, 3/4"
  from stem end.  Fold stem end over the filling & roll into a firm
  packet.
  
  Soak 4 or 5 long wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes. Thread
  stuffed leaves onto skewers, about 1" apart. If not using for a day,
  refrigerate.
  
  Drain beans, combine them with water, bay leaf, 1 tb oil & bring to a
  boil. Reduce heat & simmer until almost tender, 1 1/2 hours. Remove
  any skins that may float to the top & drain.
  
  15 minutes before serving, heat a grill or broiler. Spray grape
  leaves with olive oil & grill 5 minutes a side.
  
  Heat remaining oil in a skillet.  Add mustard seeds & cover till they
  pop. Add jalapeno & bell pepper & stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add tomato,
  fry for 2 minutes.  Stir in beans, salt, pepper & herbs. Spoon beans
  onto a warmed platter & top with grape leaves. Sprinkle with
  remaining lime juice.
  
  Yamuna Devi, "Yamuna's Table"
 




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