Stuffed Grape Leaves – Washing the Leaves

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cookbook author, cooking instructor and culinary consultant Amy Riolo demonstrates how to wash the grape leaves.

    Amy Riolo: Hi, I am Amy Riolo and today we are making stuffed grape leaves with Chef Jordan from Cafe Eight. The first step to making our grape leaves is we are going to prepare them and how do we that?

    Chef Jordan: We like to rinse basically when you get grape leaves, they come in the can and they have citric acid and salt on them, citric acid to preserve them and salt also to preserve as well. So what we would like to do is make them taste as fresh as possible. So now we are going to remove these from the can. So we like rinse all this off, some people like the blanch it in hot boiling water but I feel that just getting the salt or citric acid off is --Amy Riolo: Makes a big difference in the taste.

    Chef Jordan: Yeah, it makes a huge difference. So it definitely needs to be done. If you want couple of changes of water, these have already been blanched one time before, but basically it.

    Amy Riolo: When we come back, we will make our filling.