Grape Leaf Cigars

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You may have already heard that one of the most popular Arab dishes in Brazil is vine leaf cigars, or the traditional grape as it is known. It is a leaf that has several benefits to people's health, some of these benefits are: it has a high power against inflammation, it has the ability to improve the entire digestive system, and one of its main benefits is that it has healing power. very big.

One of the ways you can be consuming the grape leaf is in the cigar recipe, so you won't get sick easily and you'll be able to include it in more meals, as this is 

a recipe that makes a lot.

You can see below, the recipe for vine leaf cigars, as it is an extremely simple and tasty recipe and you will surely surprise all your special guests with it.

Ingredients for Grape Leaf Cigars: 

1/2 kg of tender vine leaves
1/2 kg of muscle, cooked and cut into slices
2 or 3 tomatoes, sliced ​​into rounds
juice of 1 large lemon
Syrian Pepper

Filling for Parreira Leaf Cigars: 

1/2 kg of ground rump
1 cup (tea) of rice
1 tablespoon (dessert) butter
2 or 3 tablespoons of muscle broth
Syrian Pepper

Way of doing: 

If the vine leaves are very large, cut them in half along the main vein. Keep the small leaves whole. Cut the stems, wash the leaves and blanch. For the stuffing, mix the meat, rice and butter, seasoning with salt and Syrian pepper. Add the muscle broth little by little and mix everything very well. Then lay out the leaves with the glossy side down. Spread the stuffing, fold the edges and roll up twice. Then cover the bottom of a pot with some open leaves. Cover them with the tomato slices, with the muscle slices and, finally, with the layered cigars. Between one layer and another, sprinkle salt and Syrian pepper. Pour in the muscle broth, add the butter and cover to cook for an hour and a half. Then add the lemon juice; Cook for another hour. Serve with fresh curd. 

Additional Information

Grape leaf cigars will last a long time in your fridge, but if you prefer you can make a slightly larger recipe, you can roll the vine leaf and store in freezer-safe containers. So, when defrosting, just make the sauce and let it boil a little, your recipe will be defrosted in a few minutes and ready to serve as if it were fresh.

It's normal for you to have some difficulty rolling your cigars at first, but don't give up, as it's worth making the recipe even more similar to the original version.

It is also worth mentioning that you can modify the recipe according to the ingredients that are available in your fridge, as there is no specific filling, you can make your vegetarian, cold and even with raw fillings, ideally you get to experience the flavors and textures of Mediterranean cuisine.

Now that you've learned how to make this delicious Parreira Leaf Cigars, how about getting to know other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better.

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