Many of us have had dolmades – those flavour-packed little numbers wrapped with grape leaves. But have you tried these Turkish kabak çiçeği dolması where the rice filling is stuffed into zucchini or pumpkin flowers?
Not that they’re exclusive to Turkey, mind you, as neighbouring Greece does them, as well.
Neighbours with good taste, I say!
Regular old dolmades may be delicious, but when it comes to looks, they’re not exactly the prettiest things. That’s why I was drawn to the zucchini flowers.
These guys are the perfect addition to any Mediterranean-style platter of appetisers. Surrounded by glistening olives, hunks of feta cheese, fresh bread, cured meats and olive oil – they’re bound to impress anyone you present them with.
Biting into the soft flowers conjures images of the sparkling Mediterranean with its rocky coastlines and turquoise bays and coves.
Well, that’s where my imagination takes me, anyway.
Adapted from here.