This Middle Eastern inspired dish stuffs herbed and spiced chicken into grape leaves to make for a tasty family friendly dish.
|1||(8 oz) Jar grape leaves|
|1||(454 g) Package Maple Leaf® Prime® Naturally Extra Lean Ground Chicken|
|2 tbsp||(30 mL) Chopped fresh parsley|
|1||Medium onion, finely chopped|
|3||Cloves garlic, minced|
|Salt and pepper|
|.75 cup||(175 mL) Couscous|
|6 cups||(1.5 L) Low sodium chicken broth|
|1 tsp||(5 mL) Lemon zest|
DRAIN, rinse and dry grape leaves and set aside.
MIX gently chicken, parsley, onion, garlic and couscous in a large bowl, using your hands. On a clean work surface lay out one grape leaf at a time, stem-side up, facing you. Place a heaping tablespoon of chicken mixture in the center of the leaf. Fold the stem up, over the filling, fold in both sides and roll into a cigar shaped bundle. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
ARRANGE dolmades in a large pot, placing each seam-side down and snugly fitting. Pour in chicken broth to cover. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer, covered for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Using a ladle, transfer 1 litre of the broth into a large bowl. Set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until frothy; add lemon juice and lemon zest. Gradually whisk reserved broth into egg mixture half a ladle at a time until combined. Pour this mixture into the pot with the stuffed grape leaves and remaining broth. Remove pot from heat. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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