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Jujeh kebab at Azerbaijan Grill, East Meadow

Jujeh kebab at Azerbaijan Grill, East Meadow Photo Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick

A very popular Persian poultry plate, jujeh kebab is a marinated and grilled delight. If you seek to snack on Cornish hen done with saffron, spice and flavorful rice, here are three Long Island spots that critic Joan Reminick recommends you try.

Miraj Healthy Grill171 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, 516-747-3181, mirajhealthygrill.com

FOOD 2 stars

COST $$

At this Persian storefront, the jujeh kebab is a juicy treat. Order it alongside zereshk polo, saffron rice with berries and raisins, or the dish adas polo, which includes rice mixed with lentils, onions and raisins.

 

Azerbaijan Grill2320 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-644-2200, and 1610 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-228-0001, azerbaijangrill.com

FOOD 2 stars

COST $$

These restaurants serve a jujeh kebab that's marinated with lemon and saffron before hitting the grill. For a small added charge, you can kick up the accompanying brown or white basmati rice with cherries or cranberries.

Afghan Grill Kabob House1629 Hillside Ave., New Hyde Park,  516-998-4084, afghangrillny.com

FOOD  2 stars

The zereshk Palau at this nicely appointed kebab house stars skewered, spice-encrusted Cornish hen pieces and a raisin-and-berry-topped basmati rice pilaf.

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