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New: Persian panache in Williston Park

Miraj Persian restaurant in Williston Park. Shot April

Miraj Persian restaurant in Williston Park. Shot April 30 2010 Photo Credit: Erica Marcus

Miraj Healthy Grill brings something new to the Williston Park table: Persian cuisine.

In the restaurant's rose-hued front dining room, I enjoyed a crisp sambooseh, the fried half-moon turnover stuffed with a savory vegetable and chick pea filling. A long-stewed lamb shank was oh so tender,  bathed in a sauce redolent of Middle Eastern spices. While the jujeh kebab (Cornish hen) was a trifle overcooked, kebab tikka (spicy grilled cubes of beef) came out gorgeously rare and juicy, seasoned with a bold hand.  To finish: fine house-made baklava.

Miraj Healthy Grill is at 171 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, 516-747-3181.

Newsday photo / Erica Marcus

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