Roslyn Heights: Knockout kebab

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Jujeh (Cornish hen) kebab is served at Ravagh Jujeh (Cornish hen) kebab is served at Ravagh Persian Grill in Roslyn Heights. Photo Credit: Newsday, 2010 / Erica Marcus

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I am fast becoming addicted to this jujeh kebab at Ravagh Persian Grill; last night was the second time in two weeks I've had it for dinner. It’s a skewer of bone-in guinea hen chunks marinated in saffron and lemon and then grilled and served with char-grilled onion and tomato. It comes with regular basmati rice, but last night I ordered it with a "special" rice, punctuated with sweet and sour cherries. It was out of this world.

I had jujeh kebab on my mind because last week I sampled another one, far inferior, at Betty’s, a new Persian restaurant in Great Neck (451 Middle Neck Rd., 516-487-3300). Betty’s gratis dips (especially the hummus) were delicious, the Shirazi salad, refreshing. But the jujeh kebab had an off-taste and the rice was mushy.

Ravagh Persian Grill is at 210 Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights, 516-484-7100.

 

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