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Dish Spotlight: Ghormeh Sabzi From Royal Persis

It seems like when we Americans think of Iran these days, we either think of Holocaust denying nut jobs, women getting stoned for blowing their nose in public, or rows upon rows of nuclear refinement facilities.  Not I.  I think of Ghormeh Sabzi.  If only the mainstream media kept their coverage of Iranian matters strictly to Ghormeh Sabzi, we’d probably be best buds.  What is Ghormeh Sabzi you ask?  Well let me tell you.

Ghormeh Sabzi is often regarded as the national dish of Iran.  It’s a stew of spinach, dried limes, either lamb or beef, kidney beans and a whole slew of spices from fenugreek to coriander.  Spooned over basmati rice, it’s a tasty dish, however, it’s also quite the fugly dish.  It looks like something I’d imagine that only Klingons eat. Thankfully we’re not looking to date it, we’re looking to eat it, so who cares about looks right?

I’m happy to report that Royal Persis’ rendition of this fabulous dish does it justice.  If I were to have one gripe I could have asked for a wee bit more of the dried lime, but then again, I’m a total lime slut and always put an obscene amount of lime on my food.  The beef was tender, the stew was flavorful, the rice was light and buttery and it was a gargantuan portion for the low low cost of $12.95.  If you’re ever in the mood for something “different,” I think it’s safe to to say that Ghormeh Sabzi is something different for most of us and I give my full recommendation to head to Royal Persis to try it out. It’s good for what ails ya.

Ghormeh Sabzi With Basmati Rice from Royal Persis

Ghormeh Sabzi With Basmati Rice from Royal Persis

Ghormeh Sabzi from Royal Persis: Fugly Yet Tasty

Ghormeh Sabzi from Royal Persis: Fugly Yet Tasty


Royal Persis

2790 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89121

(702) 413-6017

Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

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