Grilled Stuffed Grape Leaves With Goat Cheese and Black Pepper

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by mermaidmagic

A Mario Batali recipe. Cooking time reflects marinating time.

Top Review by Ilysse

I found the goat cheese to be very over powering. I love goat cheese but it was a little too much at one time. I did try this with fontina cheese since I had it on hand and was much happier with it. So I will be experimenting with different cheeses to see what I like best. I gave it 3 stars because even tho I didn't like it too much, it gave me the push to expeiment. Thank you for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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