I will admit that in my limited cooking education, seeing how I have had no real formal classes and work, very little has been instructed to me on what to do when you have something with an open cavity and something that can be cooked inside. Much like the stuffing inside of a turkey, many great things can have a great stuffing and therefore make for some delicious food. I decided to take a risk and in doing so, tried to make some Lebanese food, probably the most tricky Lebanese dished to make, for those not familiar with the style, technique or the cuisine. What dish could this be? It involves leaves and a filling.
I know it looks like we just pulled some leaves off of any old deciduous tree but these are in fact pickled grape leaves. You take these leaves and stuff them with a mixture of ground beef, rice and cinnamon.