Grilled Stuffed Grape Leaves With Goat Cheese and Black Pepper

“A Mario Batali recipe. Cooking time reflects marinating time.”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Spread 12 grape leaves on the countertop.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the goat cheese and black pepper until homogeneous.
  3. Place a generous tablespoon of goat cheese in the center of each leaf.
  4. Fold in the sides of each leaf, then roll up burrito fashion and tie with kitchen string.
  5. Drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over each and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Preheat the grill.
  7. Place the chilled packets over the medium hot part of the grill.
  8. Cook until the leaves are just starting to char all over, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  9. Place 3 packets on each plate and drizzle with a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar and a dusting of fresh thyme.
  10. Serve immediately.

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