Sabzi polo mahi – rice with herbs and fish recipe
Sabzi Polo Mahi (means: herbs rice fish) is a typical dish of Nowrooz (Iranian new year Eve). You need a few ingredients and except for the preparation of the herbs, the rest is quite easy!
Almost any fish (salmon, mackerel, sea bass, …) goes well with this dish. Traditionally the Caspian sea fishes like Mullet (کفال), whitefish (ماهی سفید), trout (قزلآلا) are more popular.
Here I used Common Dentex (Dentice in Italian), because that day in the fish market I found this type as the “catch of the day”.
Servings: 3-4 | Cooking Time: 1hour 30mins
– Put a non-stick pot on medium heat and pour a bit of hot water, a pinch of grounded saffron, a knob of butter, mix till butter melts completely.
– Put the lid on, wait a few minutes, until it starts to steam.
– Cover the lid with a clean kitchen cloth and let the rice cook for 1 hour on low heat.
– Fry fish, to have a crunchy skin. Place it in pan from the meat side, when it becomes golden, turn it over till the other side gains the same color. YES, we like a crunchy fried fish 🙂
Frying fish with a crunchy skin
Overturn the pot of rice on big plate and finger’s crossed you’ll have good tahdig 😉
The fish is ready. The rice is ready… It’s time to serve! 🎉
If you are lucky enough and have pickled garlic which is typical north Iran, don’t hesitate to taste this with it coz it pushes the flavor to whole another level ❤️
Noosh e jan & happy Nowrooz 😉